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No. 23 Purdue punches out Indiana 67-58

by | Mar 7, 2021 | Basketball Blogs, Headlines | 0 comments

[23] Purdue 67, Indiana 58 (Postgame Notes) 

  • Purdue improved to 18-8 overall and 13-6 in the Big Ten with a 67-58 win over Indiana at Mackey Arena on Saturday afternoon.
  • The win was Purdue’s ninth straight over Indiana, tied for the longest Purdue winning streak since a 12-game streak from Feb. 1908, to Feb. 1914 (107 years ago).
    • 12 (Feb. 1908 to Feb. 1914)
    • 9 (Feb. 2017 to present) 
    • 9 (Jan. 1929 to Feb. 1935)
    • 9 (March 1901 to Jan. 1905)
  • Purdue leads the all-time series with Indiana by a 124-89 margin.
  • Since the new format in 2014-15, Purdue will have received a double-bye in every single Big Ten Tournament that has been played (did not receive a double-bye last season, but the tournament was not played).
  • Purdue’s five-game winning streak is its longest since the 2018-19 season (8 games).
  • Purdue improved to 14-1 in games played in the state of Indiana.
  • Purdue is 18-2 against teams from the state of Indiana since the start of the 2016-17 season.
  • Purdue becomes the first program since Illinois in 1989 to sweep Ohio State, Michigan State and Indiana in two-game regular-season series.
  • Purdue finished its home campaign with an 11-1 record, including an 8-1 mark in Big Ten play. Since the 2015-16 season (six seasons), Purdue has had zero or one home losses in four of the seasons, posting a 85-10 record in that span. If you throw out last year’s 11-5 home record, Purdue is 74-5 at Mackey Arena.
  • Purdue has held 15 straight opponents to 72 or fewer points (3rd-longest streak in the country).
  • Purdue’s freshman class scored 45 of its 67 points, the fifth time in league play and second straight game that the class has accounted for over 50.0 percent of the Boilermakers’ scoring.
  • The last two games, the freshman class has scored 87 of Purdue’s 140 points (62.1 percent).
  • The class surpassed 800 total points this season (811 points; 31.2 PPG), moving past the freshman class in 2014-15 for fifth on the school’s points list by a freshman.
  • Zach Edey became the first Purdue freshman with back-to-back 20-point games since Robbie Hummel on Feb. 9 to 12, 2008 (21 vs. Wisconsin; 24 vs. Michigan State).
  • Over the last two games, Zach Edey has 41 points, 16 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in just 39 minutes (16-of-21 FGs).
  • Jaden Ivey scored 17 points with a rebound, assist and steal. He is averaging 15.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 steals over the last five games.
  • Ivey becomes the 10th Big Ten freshman since the 1992-93 season to average 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in Big Ten conference action.
  • Sasha Stefanovic dished out six assists and is averaging 7.0 assists per game over the last two outings.