MBB Returns Home to Face Fairfield
Nov. 17, 2017

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No. 19 Purdue (3-0, 0-0 B1G) vs. Fairfield (2-0, 0-0 MAAC)
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 7 p.m. ET / BTN Plus (J.D. Arland, Connor Hoke)
West Lafayette, Ind. / Mackey Arena (14,804)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - After its busy start, the No. 19-ranked Purdue men's basketball team begins a difficult stretch Saturday as a good Fairfield squad visits Mackey Arena. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

The game will be streamed online on BTN2Go.com, while Larry Clisby, Nate Barrett and Ralph Taylor will handle the radio call. The radio call be available on 95.7 FM (Lafayette) and online at PurdueSports.com.

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 4-0 for the seventh time in the 13-year era of Matt Painter. Purdue last began a season 4-0 during the 2015-16 campaign, en route to an 11-0 start.

Following Saturday's contest, Purdue will head to the prestigious Battle 4 Atlantis, tipping off against Tennessee on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Looking Back
• Purdue earned its first win in the brief existence of the Gavitt Games with an 86-71 win over Marquette on Tuesday in Milwaukee.
• The Boilermakers shot 61.5 percent in the second half and scored on 26 of its first 32 possessions of the second half. Purdue averaged 1.59 points per possession during the final 20 minutes.
• The 15-point margin was Purdue's largest in a non-conference road game since beating Ball State 68-39 on Dec. 9, 2008.
• Purdue improved to 9-0 all-time against Marquette, the third-longest active winning streak against one opponent (Detroit - 11; Valparaiso - 10; Marquette - 9).
• Three of Purdue's last five victories dating to last year have come at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Isaac Haas recorded his eighth career 20-point game with 22 points and five rebounds.

The Numbers to Know
• 40: Consecutive weeks that Purdue has been ranked in the Top 25, sixth-longest streak in country.
• 100.7: Purdue's scoring average through three games, ranking 17th nationally.
• 59.0: Purdue's field goal percentage after three games, ranking seventh nationally.
• 53.3: Points per game by Purdue's senior class.
• +20.0: After getting outrebounded in the opener, Purdue's rebound margin in the last two games.
• 2.21: Purdue's assist / turnover ratio in the scond half of games this year.
• 53.3: Purdue has shot at least 53.3 percent in all six halves this year.
• 9: Consecutive home wins. A win Saturday would mark sixth 10-game home streak of Painter era.
• 34-1: Purdue's record at home over last 35 games when the Paint Crew has been in attendance.
• 60: Number of points that Purdue has outscored its opponents in the paint already this year.



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