MBB Hosts Valpo on Thursday in Mackey
Dec. 6, 2017

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No. 21 Purdue (8-2) vs. Valparaiso (8-0)
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 6:30 p.m. ET / FS1 (Kevin Kugler, Jim Jackson)
West Lafayette, Indiana / Mackey Arena (14,804)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The No. 21-ranked Purdue men’s basketball looks for its fifth win in a row as unbeaten Valparaiso visits Mackey Arena for a Thursday night showdown.

The contest features the two-winningest programs from the state of Indiana over the last three years. The Crusaders are 62-16 while Purdue is 61-19 since the start of the 2015-16 season.

The game will be televised by FS1 with Kevin Kugler and Jim Jackson on the call, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, from Mackey Arena. Larry Clisby, Rob Blackman and Ralph Taylor will handle the radio broadcast on the Purdue Radio Network and SIRIUS / XM Satellite Radio and live stats will be provided on PurdueSports.com. Fans can receive in-game updates on Purdue Basketball’s official Twitter account (@BoilerBall).

This will be the first meeting of teams that are just 87.7 miles away since Dec. 7, 2010, exactly seven years to the date.

Looking Back (PURDUE 74, Northwestern 69)
• Purdue opened Big Ten play 2-0 for first time since the 2014-15 season with a 74-69 win over Northwestern on Sunday. Purdue had previously lost the last two years at home in the second game of the Big Ten season (Iowa in 2015-16; Minnesota in 2016-17).
• Purdue led by as many as 12 midway through the first half, but Northwestern used a 14-2 run to tie the game at 25. From that point on, the largest lead for either team was five points.
• The two teams combined to shoot 30-of-51 (.588) from the field in the second half.
• The two teams also each had seven turnovers and 33 rebounds each. Purdue outscored Northwestern at the free throw line 16-3.
Isaac Haas scored 26 points with nine rebounds to lead Purdue to the victory. For his efforts, he was named the Big Ten Player of the Week.

The Numbers to Know
• 298: Purdue head coach Matt Painter needs two wins for 300 during his career.
• 12: Winning streak in home games, the 11th-longest homecourt winning streak in America.
• 54.0: Purdue’s senior class is averaging 54.0 points per game this year.
• 1: Active players nationally with 1,000 career pts, 500 rebs and 300 asts (Vincent Edwards).
• 2: Players nationally to avg. 15.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.5 APG & shoot 50.0 % from 3P range (Dakota Mathias, Arizona State's Tra Holder).
• 13: Purdue’s largest deficit of the season (Western Kentucky).
• 32: Blocks by Matt Haarms, the most by a freshman in the country (only two players have 25+).
• 25-3: Purdue’s Big Ten home record since the start of the 2014-15 season.
• 40-16: Purdue’s Big Ten record since the start of the 2014-15 season.
• 92-10: Purdue’s record under Matt Painter when scoring 80 or more points.



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