No. 20-Ranked Purdue Records Historic Win Over Chicago State
• Purdue defeated Chicago State 111-42 to run its record to 2-0 on the young season … the Boilermakers are 2-0 for the 10th time in 13 years under head coach Matt Painter.
• All 12 players scored at least one point and grabbed at least one rebound during the win.
• Purdue’s 111 points were its most since scoring 118 against Florida A&M on Dec. 22, 1997 … Purdue surpassed 100 points in consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 1974.
• Purdue is averaging 108.0 points per game in its first two games, shooting 59.8 percent from the field and 44.7 percent from 3-point range … Purdue’s average margin of victory during the first two games is 50.0 points per game.
• Purdue’s 59 first-half points were the third most in a half during the Matt Painter era.
• The 69-point margin of victory was the second largest in school history (106 points vs. Indiana State on Jan. 10, 1911) and largest margin in the modern era … it was the largest margin of victory in Mackey Arena history … Purdue’s 31-point (59-28) halftime lead was the 13th-largest margin in school history.
• Chicago State’s 21.5 percent shooting from the field was the second-lowest percentage by an opponent in school history … Chicago State’s 9.4 second-half field goal percentage (3-of-32) was the second-lowest percentage in a half by an opponent in school history … Chicago State’s 14 second-half points tied for the fourth fewest in a half in school history.
• Purdue’s plus-29 (55-26) rebound margin was the 11th-largest margin in school history.
• Purdue has shot at least 59.0 percent in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 1994.
• Purdue has blocked at least eight shots in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 2015.
• Purdue’s senior class scored 57 points on 19-of-34 shooting.
• Purdue has won nine straight home games by an average margin of 25.2 points per game.
• Purdue is now 40-3 at Mackey Arena over its last 43 home games.
• Purdue’s starting backcourt of P.J. Thompson, Dakota Mathias and Carsen Edwards accounted for 59 points with 21-of-29 shooting from the field and 12-of-18 from 3-point range with 11 assists against one turnover.
• Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting … he added four rebounds and three assists with no turnovers in 19 minutes … it marked the first time in his career he has had zero turnovers in back-to-back games during his career … Purdue is now 16-3 during his career when he scores 10 or more points.
• Dakota Mathis tallied 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting with six assists and no turnovers … Mathias is 6-of-7 from 3-point range.
• Vincent Edwards recorded his fifth career double-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds and three assists.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Based on his stat lines and shooting volume, it’s safe to say Purdue sophomore Carsen Edwards is an offensive-minded guard.
One such example was his 36-point performance against Israel in this summer’s World University Games, which was the most by any player throughout the entire tournament.
But it was defense that excited Edwards on Sunday as the 20th-ranked Boilermakers beat Chicago State 111-42.
Edwards had a career-high 25 points, and attributed the offensive success to the team’s stifling defense.
”I feel like when we start to get multiple stops in a row and then score, that’s when you start to see the swing,” Edwards said. ”But we made shots and made plays, I believe that’s when there was a momentum swing.”
Vince Edwards added 15 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth career double-double. He is the only active player in the nation with at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists.
”That’s what we expect of him,” Vince Edwards said of Carsen Edwards. ”He’s going to have more of a responsibility this year. He wasn’t attacking anything, he was picking his spots and that’s what great players do. That’s what he has to do and he can be one of the best players in the Big Ten when he does that.”
After defeating Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 105-74 in its season-opener Friday night, the Boilermakers have now scored 100 or more points in consecutive games for the first time since February of 1974.
Purdue (2-0) took complete control following a 35-3 run that lasted 8:58, spanning both halves, and never allowed more than four unanswered points.
The Cougars (0-2) committed 14 turnovers, leading to 22 points for Purdue, and managed only three field goals in the second half.
The Boilermakers led 59-28 at halftime, and outscored Chicago State 52-14 in the second half.
Dakota Mathias had 18 points and six assists, shooting 4-for-5 from 3-point range, and PJ Thompson added 16 points as the Boilermaker hit 12 3-point attempts.
Dieonte Simmon and Glen Burns each added seven points and three rebounds for Chicago State, which struggled to match Purdue’s size and defensive intensity.
Purdue dominated the rebounding margin, 55-26, and scored 22 second-chance points.
”I think the thing we wanted to do a better job of was rebound the basketball and I thought we did,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said. ”I think some things are tough, relatively speaking, are tough to gauge when things come easy. We had to use our dribble a lot more, and that opened up a lot of things, because they try to take you out of what you want to run.”
Chicago State: This was one of four games on the Cougars’ schedule featuring a Big Ten team, and one of three featuring a ranked opponent. The Cougars lost their season-opener at Iowa 95-62.
Purdue: The Boilermakers had four players reach double digit scoring, after five did so in Friday’s win over SIUE.
PJ Thompson secured a rebound and threw a full-court outlet pass to Dakota Mathias, who flipped it to a streaking Vince Edwards for a crowd-pleasing breakaway jam, prompting Chicago State coach Tracy Dildy to burn a timeout with 16:41 remaining.
With no major upsets in the opening weekend of college hoops, Purdue will most likely stay put at 20th, though its 216 points in two games may warrant a slight jump in the polls.