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Boilers take down No. 20 Ohio State

by | Dec 17, 2020 | Basketball Blogs, Featured | 0 comments

Purdue 67, #20 Ohio State 60 (Postgame Notes)

  • Purdue improved to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten Conference with a 67-60 win over No. 20-ranked Ohio State.
  • Purdue is now 11-5 under Matt Painter in Big Ten openers, having won 10 of its last 12 Big Ten openers.
  • The victory was Matt Painter’s 50th win over a ranked team while at Purdue, now owning a 50-83 record against nationally-ranked teams. However, since the start of the 2016-17 season, Purdue is 20-19 against nationally-ranked teams.
  • After starting his career just 5-15 against Ohio State, Matt Painter is now 6-3 against Ohio State in his last nine meetings, dating to the 2014-15 season.
  • Matt Painter won his 168th career Big Ten game, sitting now just four wins behind Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan (172) for ninth place on the Big Ten’s all-time wins list in league games.
  • Purdue is now a Big Ten-best 49-9 at home against Big Ten opposition since the start of the 2014-15 season (Michigan State is second at 46-10).
  • Purdue improved to 32-7 (.821) in the month of December since the 2015-16 season.
  • With 16 turnovers, Purdue has now had at least 16 turnovers in four of seven games this season.
  • Purdue has held five straight opponents to 0.94 points / possession or less.
  • Trevion Williams flirted with a triple-double with 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. He becomes the fifth player (first high-major player) to reach those marks in a game this season and the first Purdue player since at least 2010-11 to reach those marks.
  • Sasha Stefanovic scored 10 points tonight, all in the first half, while making a 3-pointer in his 8th straight game. When he reaches double-figures, Purdue is 13-4 during his career.
  • Eric Hunter Jr., scored a season-high 15 points.
  • Brandon Newman had 10 points and pulled down a career-high seven rebounds.