MBB Opens B1G Play Friday at Maryland
Nov. 30, 2017

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Purdue (6-2, 0-0 B1G) at Maryland (6-2, 0-0 B1G)

Friday, Dec. 1 / 7 p.m. ET / Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler, Dan Bonner)
College Park, Maryland / XFinity Center (17,950)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's basketball team begins defense of the Big Ten championship Friday as the Boilermakers travel to Maryland for their earliest Big Ten Conference game in school history.

Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, from the XFinity Center in College Park, Maryland. The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network with Kevin Kugler and Dan Bonner on the call.

On the radio waves, Larry Clisby and Rob Blackman will handle the call courtside on the Purdue Radio Network. As always, fans can receive in-game updates via Purdue basketball's official Twitter (@BoilerBall).

Purdue won last year's only meeting (College Park / Feb. 4) with the Terrapins 73-72 on a pair of Carsen Edwards free throws with 2.1 seconds left. The second win during a six-game winning streak propelled the Boilermakers to a 2017 conference title.

Maryland will return to Mackey Arena on Jan. 31, 2018, to complete the home-and-home.

Looking Back
• Purdue won a "rock fight" Tuesday night, defeating No. 17-ranked Louisville 66-57 in the Big Ten / ACC Challenge. The win improved Purdue to 10-7 all-time in the event.
• Purdue won its second straight game against a ranked team after routing No. 2-ranked Arizona 89-64 in the Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 24.
• The Boilermakers started the game 1-of-16 from 3-point range, but made four of its last seven shots from deep to rally for the victory. Purdue ended the game on a 10-3 run.
• Purdue shot 33.3 percent from the field, its lowest field goal percentage in a win since shooting 31.9 percent against Penn State on Jan. 18, 2014.
Vincent Edwards battled foul issues to score 15 points with seven rebounds. Dakota Mathias scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half, going 3-of-5 from deep in the final 20 minutes.

Inside the Numbers
• 296: Purdue head coach Matt Painter needs four wins for 300 during his career.
• 10.6: Wins per year in Big Ten Conference play for Matt Painter; 5th-best in Big Ten history.
• 1: Active players nationally with 1,000 career pts, 500 rebs and 300 asts (Vincent Edwards).
• 25: Blocks by Matt Haarms, the most by a freshman in the country (only two players have 25+).
• 10-7: Purdue's record in the Big Ten / ACC Challenge, the best record among any conference school.
• 11: Purdue's winning streak in games played in Mackey Arena.
• 89: Consecutive wins when scoring 90 or more points, dating back over 30 years (Nov. 24, 1987).
• 127-4: Record under Matt Painter when holding foes to 59 or fewer points.
• 52.4: Combined 3-point percentage of Dakota Mathias (23-43) and P.J. Thompson (20-39).
• 16-2: Record since last year when Dakota Mathias and Carsen Edwards score in double figures.



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