[24] Purdue 80, West Virginia 68 (Postgame Notes) 

  • Purdue improved to 4-0 with an 80-68 victory over West Virginia in the Phil Knight Legacy Quarterfinals in Portland. Purdue is now 4-0 for the second straight year (started last year 8-0) and has started 4-0 in consecutive years for the first time since the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.
  • The Boilermakers improved to 23-6 since the 2014 Maui Invitational in multi-team events. Purdue is looking for its second straight tournament title after winning last year’s Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic (wins over North Carolina and Villanova).
  • Purdue has won 11 straight games in the month of November, dating to an 81-70 loss on Nov. 26, 2020, vs. Clemson in the title game of the Space Coast Challenge.
  • Purdue has won 17 straight regular-season, non-conference games, dating to a Dec. 8, 2020, setback to Miami (Fla.), 58-54.
  • The win improved Purdue to 8-1 all-time against West Virginia, having won three games in a row by a combined 42 points.
  • Purdue shot a season-best 51.1 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from 3-point range. Purdue was also 24-of-28 (.857) from the free throw line and outrebounded the Mountaineers 35-31.
  • Purdue has won 51 straight games when shooting at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 70 percent from the free throw line, dating to a March 3, 2004, overtime loss at Illinois.
  • Since the start of the 2016-17 season, Purdue is 95-54 (.638) against KenPom top-100 teams. The 95 wins are the fifth most in the country.
  • Purdue improved to 149-12 under Painter when scoring at least 80 points, including 63-2 since the start of the 2017-18 season. Purdue has won 41 straight games when scoring at least 80 points.
  • Zach Edey recorded his third straight 20-10 game with 24 points and 12 rebounds. It marked his fourth straight double-double to start the season, the third-longest streak in Purdue history and longest in over 50 years (Terry Dischinger – 12 in 1959-60; Dave Schellhase – 10 in 1965-66).
  • Over the last three games, Edey is averaging 24.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per game in just 30.3 minutes per game.
  • Per 40 minutes this season, Edey is averaging 29.7 points and 18.3 rebounds.
  • Mason Gillis, playing on his 22nd birthday, tied a career high with 14 points while adding five rebounds and two steals.
  • Purdue’s freshman class tallied 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
  • Ethan Morton dished out a career-high nine assists against no turnovers.