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Boilers punch out Hoosiers 81-69

by | Jan 15, 2021 | Basketball Blogs, Featured | 0 comments

Purdue 81, Indiana 69 (Postgame Notes) 

  • Purdue improved to 9-5 overall and 4-3 in the Big Ten with an 81-69 win over Indiana on Thursday night in Bloomington.
  • Purdue now leads the all-time series with Indiana by a 123-89 margin.
  • The Boilermakers have won eight straight games against Indiana, the longest stretch for Purdue since a 9-game streak from 1929 to 1935, led by a player named John Wooden.
  • Purdue has won 11 of the last 12 meetings and 16 of the last 21 meetings against Indiana.
  • Purdue won its fifth straight game in Assembly Hall, tied for the longest streak for any opponent EVER in Assembly Hall (Wisconsin won five straight in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013).
  • Purdue has won back-to-back games in Assembly Hall by 12 points (74-62 in 2020; 81-69 in 2021). Tonight’s win ties for the second-largest margin of victory by Purdue in Assembly Hall (with last year) and marks the first time that Purdue has won consecutive games by double figures in Assembly Hall.
  • Purdue is 17-2 against in-state opponents since the start of the 2016-17 season.
  • Purdue closed out a four-game roadswing with a 2-2 record (losses to Rutgers and Illinois; wins over Michigan State and Indiana).
  • Matt Painter won his 171stBig Ten game at Purdue, now just one victory behind Bo Ryan for ninth place on the conference’s wins list in league games.
  • Purdue improved to 126-12 under Coach Painter when scoring at least 80 points.
  • Purdue has won back-to-back Big Ten road games for the first time since Feb. 19 to 23, 2019 (Indiana, Nebraska).
  • Purdue shot 11-of-17 (.647) from long distance, just the second time since the 2010-11 season that Purdue shot over 64 percent from 3-point range, while making at least 11 triples (17-of-26 vs. Auburn; Nov. 23, 2016).
  • Playing in their first Purdue – Indiana game, freshmen accounted for 35 points and 16 rebounds.
  • Trevion Williams surpassed 500 career rebounds in the victory.
  • Trevion Williams recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 22 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. It marks his third 20-10 game of the season (8thmost nationally) and fourth of his career.
  • Trevion Williams has scored in double-figures in nine straight games, averaging 18.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game during that span.
  • Jaden Ivey came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points.