MBB Closes Out Non-Con Play Saturday
Dec. 29, 2017

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION
No. 14 Purdue (12-2) vs. Lipscomb (9-4)
Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 8 p.m. ET / BTN (Chris Vosters, Robbie Hummel)
West Lafayette, Indiana / Mackey Arena (14,804)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The No. 14-ranked Purdue men's basketball team closes out non-conference play Saturday as Atlantic Sun Conference favorite Lipscomb visits Mackey Arena for an 8 p.m. ET, tip on the Big Ten Network.

The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network with Chris Vosters and Robbie Hummel on the call. Larry Clisby, Rob Blackman and Ralph Taylor will handle the radio broadcast on the Purdue Radio Network and live stats will be provided on PurdueSports.com. Fans can receive in-game updates on Purdue Basketball's official Twitter account (@BoilerBall).

Purdue is looking for its ninth straight victory overall and its 16th straight home win. The Boilermakers are looking to remain undefeated in December for the second straight season.

The Boilermakers then return to Big Ten play for the remainder of the season, hosting an improved Rutgers team Jan. 3, and a surging Nebraska squad on Jan. 6.

Looking Back
• Wrapping up the pre-Holiday portion of its schedule, Purdue cruised past Tennessee State 97-48 on Dec. 21. Purdue's 49-point victory was the 12th-largest victory margin in school history, while the 32-point (48-16) halftime lead was also the 12th largest halftime lead in school history.
• The win was Purdue's 15th straight at Mackey Arena, 13 of which have come by double figures (Louisville, Northwestern).
• Purdue improved to 12-1 under Painter in the team's final game before the Holiday break.
• Purdue made 15 3-pointers against the Tigers, tied for the fifth most in a game in school history.
• Purdue shot 58.6 percent from the field and over the last three games are now shooting 92-of-166 (.554) from the field.
Carsen Edwards scored 26 points, one off his career high, with four assists and three rebounds. He surpassed 600 career points (in his 49th career game) in the victory.

The Numbers to Know
• 6: Number of top-60 wins according to KenPom.com; best in the nation.
• 7: Number of teams nationally to have four players average 13.0 points per game.
• 13: Purdue's largest deficit of the season (Western Kentucky).
• 15: Purdue's winning streak in games played in December (last loss -- Butler; Dec. 19, 2015).
• 15: Winning streak in home games, the sixth-longest homecourt winning streak in America.
• 39: Winning streak when holding opponents to 59 or fewer points (March 14, 2013, vs. Nebraska).
• 86: Blocks during the 2017-18 season. Purdue had 87 blocks for the entire 2016-17 campaign.
• 305: Combined career starts made by Purdue's four seniors.
• 96-10: Purdue's record under Matt Painter when scoring 80 or more points.
• 129-4: Purdue's record under Matt Painter when holding opponents to 59 or fewer points.
 

 

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