MBB Looks to Stay Unbeaten in B1G Play
Dec. 2, 2017

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Purdue (7-2, 1-0 B1G) vs. Northwestern (5-3, 1-0 B1G)
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 4 p.m. ET / Big Ten Network (Brandon Gaudin, Jon Crispin)
West Lafayette, Indiana / Mackey Arena (14,804)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men’s basketball team looks to remain unbeaten in Big Ten play Sunday as Northwestern visits Mackey Arena for a 4 p.m. ET, tip on the Big Ten Network.

The contest features the two winners from Friday’s Big Ten openers as Purdue defeated Maryland 80-75 while Northwestern edged Illinois in overtime 72-68.

Brandon Gaudin and Jon Crispin will handle the call on the Big Ten Network, while Larry Clisby, Rob Blackman and Ralph Taylor provide the commentary on the Purdue Radio Network. Live stats are available on PurdueSports.com and fans can receive updates on the official Twitter account (@BoilerBall).

The game marks essentially the 50th anniversary of the opening game of Mackey Arena (Dec. 2, 1967). Fans are asked to be in their seats about 10 minutes before tip, a Red Mackey Bobblehead will be given out and members of the 1969 Final Four team will be recognized during the game.

Looking Back (PURDUE 80, Maryland 75)
• Purdue won its second road game in as many tries this year with an 80-75 win over Maryland in the Big Ten opener Friday night.
• Purdue led essentially the entire game, but had to withstand a late rally to defeat the Terrapins. Purdue has now won three straight games against Maryland after dropping the first two after it joined the Big Ten Conference.
• Purdue’s starters scored all 80 points, shooting a combined 27-of-49 (.551) from the field.
Isaac Haas had one of his finest games in a Purdue uniform with 21 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots while going 10-of-13 from the field.
Dakota Mathias narrowly missed his first career double-double with 20 points, nine assists and five rebounds. He was 7-of-7 shooting for 18 points in the first half.

Inside the Numbers
• 297: Purdue head coach Matt Painter needs three wins for 300 during his career.
• 81.1: All five of Purdue’s starters are shooting at least 81.1 percent from the free throw line.
• 54.4: Purdue’s senior class is averaging 54.4 points per game this year.
• 1: Active players nationally with 1,000 career pts, 500 rebs and 300 asts (Vincent Edwards).
• 28: Blocks by Matt Haarms, the most by a freshman in the country (only two players have 25+).
• 11: Purdue’s winning streak in games played in Mackey Arena.
• 15: Consecutive wins when leading at halftime, dating to last year.
• 100: Number of career starts for Vincent Edwards, the 16th player in Purdue history with 100 starts.
• 92-10: Purdue’s record under Matt Painter when scoring 80 or more points.
• 17-2: Record since last year when Dakota Mathias and Carsen Edwards score in double figures.



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