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Boilers drill No. 5 Virginia 69-40

by | Dec 5, 2019 | Basketball Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

Purdue 69, [5] Virginia 40

  • Purdue improved to 5-3 with a 69-40 win over No. 5-ranked Virginia in front of a sold-out crowd of 14,804 at Mackey Arena … the win was Purdue’s fourth win in the last five games.
  • The win over No. 5-ranked Virginia was Purdue’s first win EVER in Mackey Arena (52nd year) over a top-five non-conference opponent.
  • The 29-point win was Purdue’s largest ever against a nationally-ranked team … previous record was 27 points against No. 2-ranked North Carolina on March 20, 1969 (92-65).
  • Purdue has defeated the defending national champions in each of the last two seasons, both coming by at least 25 points … Purdue defeated Villanova in last year’s NCAA Tournament second round by an 87-61 tally.
  • Purdue has won 11 of its last 15 games against the defending national champion.
  • Purdue is now 11-8 in the Big Ten / ACC Challenge, the best mark of any league team … Purdue is 7-1 in the Challenge under head coach Matt Painter at Mackey Arena, having won six straight games.
  • Purdue is now 14-3 at home against nationally-ranked teams since the start of the 2015-16 season.
  • Since the start of the 2017-18 season (80 games), Virginia has allowed 1.19 points / possession four times … Purdue has done it twice in the last nine games.
  • Purdue snapped a five-game losing streak to ACC opponents with the victory.
  • Since the 2010-11 season, Virginia has allowed just eight occurrences of 13 or more 3-pointers by its opponent … Purdue has done it twice.
  • The loss was Virginia’s worst since Dec. 30, 2013, against Tennessee (87-52).
  • Purdue has held six straight foes to 65 or fewer points.
  • Sasha Stefanovic scored a career-high 20 points with a career-high four steals.
  • Jahaad Proctor tallied 16 points with four steals, his 24th straight game scoring in double figures.
  • TEAM NUMBERS
    • Purdue is now 119-12 under Painter when winning the rebound and turnover battles.
    • Purdue is 23-4 when Matt Haarms scores in double figures.
    • Purdue is 24-1 since the start of last year when shooting a higher percentage than its opponent.
    • Purdue is 105-9 since the start of the 2014-15 season when attempting more free throws.
    • Purdue is 31-5 since the start of the 2017-18 season when making double-digit 3-pointers.
    • Purdue is 148-5 under Painter when holding foes to 59 or fewer points.