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Boilers upend Penn State

by | Jan 17, 2021 | Basketball Blogs, Headlines | 0 comments

Purdue 80, Penn State 72 (Postgame Notes)

  • Purdue won its third straight game with an 80-72 victory over Penn State on Sunday in Mackey Arena. The victory improved Purdue to 10-5 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten Conference.
  • The win improved Purdue to 22-3 at Mackey Arena against Penn State and improved Matt Painter to 24-6 against the Lions.
  • The three-game win streak is tied for the longest of the season.
  • Purdue has won 10 of the last 11 meetings vs. Penn State and 14 of the last 16 contests.
  • The win was Matt Painter’s 172nd win in Big Ten play, tying Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan for ninth on the league’s all-time wins list in league games.
  • After scoring 81 points against Indiana on Thursday, Purdue has scored at least 80 points in consecutive Big Ten games for the first time since Jan. 11 to 15, 2019.
  • Purdue has won 19 straight games when scoring at least 80 points and is 41-2 when reaching 80 points since the start of the 2017-18 season.
  • Purdue is 51-8 at Mackey Arena against Big Ten foes since the start of the 2014-15 season, a full four games better than the next best record (Michigan State – 47-12).
  • Purdue shot just 6-of-32 (.188) from 3-point range, but went 19-of-30 (.633) from inside the arc. The 26 misses are the most 3-point misses in a win in school history.
  • Penn State’s 39 3-point attempts were the most for an opponent in school history, surpassing the 38 by Villanova in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
  • Purdue’s freshmen class scored 38 points.
  • Purdue only had seven players score, but five players scored between 12 and 15 points.
  • Purdue allowed 23 offensive rebounds for 27 second-chance points. The previous high this season allowed were 10 (Oakland and Ohio State) and 12 (Maryland).
  • Trevion Williams notched his fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. He has scored in double-figures in 10 straight games.
  • Sasha Stefanovic scored 15 points with six rebounds. He has made a 3-pointer in 16 straight contests.
  • Brandon Newman scored 13 points with five rebounds and three blocked shots.
  • Mason Gillis tallied a career-high tying 12 points with five rebounds, two steals and an assist.