MBB Continues Busy Stretch vs. CSU
Nov. 11, 2017

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No. 20 Purdue (1-0, 0-0 B1G) vs. Chicago State (0-1, 0-0 WAC)
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 / 4 p.m. ET / Big Ten Network (Cory Provus, Robbie Hummel)
West Lafayette, Indiana / Mackey Arena (14,804)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -The No. 20-ranked Purdue men's basketball team continues its busy opening stretch, hosting Chicago State in Mackey Arena on Sunday, Nov. 12, tipping off at 4 p.m. ET. The game is part of the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis. It marks the middle game of a three-game in five-day stretch to begin the 2017-18 season.

Tickets are available online at PurdueSports.com or at the Mackey Arena ticket office.

The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with Cory Provus and Robbie Hummel on the call. On the radio waves, Larry Clisby, Rob Blackman and Ralph Taylor will handle the call on the Purdue Radio Network.

Live stats will be provided on PurdueSports.com and fans can receive in-game updates via Twitter at @BoilerBall, or on the Purdue Sports App.

• Purdue is looking to start 2-0 for the 11th time in the 13-year era of Matt Painter. But it has started 2-0 just three times in the last five seasons (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16).
• Purdue's offense clicked at a high rate in Friday's season opener, shooting 59.0 percent from the field and having 24 assists against 11 turnovers en route to a 105-74 victory over SIU-Edwardsville.
• Purdue's seniors scored 54 points with 16 rebounds and eight assists, while shooting 16-of-27 (.593) from the field and 5-of-9 (.556) from long distance.
• Five players scored in double figures, led by Dakota Mathias' 18 points and four assists. Mathias led the team in scoring for just the third time in his career as he went over 700 career points.
• Purdue scored 50 points in both halves for the first time since Nov. 13, 2013, vs. Central Conn. St.
• Purdue did give up 24 offensive rebounds, the fifth most in a game in school history and the second most by an opponent in Mackey Arena history.
• SIU-Edwardsville's 74 points were the most by an opponent in an opener since the 2013-14 opener.

• 8: Consecutive home victories, coming by an average of 19.8 points per game.
• 8: Blocks by Purdue against SIU-Edwardsville, the most since Feb. 9, 2016 (11 vs. Michigan State).
• 10: This game is considered part of the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis. Purdue will carry a 10-game winning in-season tournament winning streak into Sunday's game with the Cougars (wins over Missouri, BYU, North Carolina A&T, Vermont, Old Dominion, Florida, Georgia State, Utah State, Auburn, NJIT).
• 39: Consecutive weeks that Purdue has been ranked in the Top 25, sixth-longest streak in country.
• 40, 41, 44, 31: Purdue's last four victory margins in season openers.
• 107.0: Purdue's points per game during its last two season openers.
• 3,446: Points scored by Purdue's seniors, the fourth most by a senior class at one school.
• 21-1: Record under Matt Painter against winless teams entering the contest.
• 33-1: Purdue's record at home over last 34 games when the Paint Crew has been in attendance.
• 41-2: Home record during the month of November under head coach Matt Painter.
• 99-21: Purdue is 99-21 in season openers, including 12-1 under Coach Painter.



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