Positively Promoting the Student Athlete Since 1992

(3) PURDUE 78, Rutgers 76

  • Purdue improved to 23-2 overall with a 78-76 victory over Rutgers … the win was Purdue’s eighth straight win over the Scarlet Knights and Purdue is now 9-1 against Rutgers all time.
  • The win was Purdue’s 19th in a row, the longest win streak in the nation … the 19-game win streak is tied for the 10th longest in Big Ten history (NCAA Tournament era), and continues to be the longest in Purdue history.
  • Purdue is now the second team in the last 20 years to start a Big Ten season with a 12-0 record … the other was Illinois in 2004-05 (15-0 start).
  • Purdue has won 14 straight Big Ten games dating to last season, the longest streak in school history.
  • Purdue has won eight straight road games, dating to last season … the streak is the second-longest nationally behind Saint Mary’s (12 entering today).
  • Purdue is 26-4 in Big Ten play over the last two years, including 12-3 on the road.
  • Purdue is 76-19 overall during the last three years, the fifth-most wins in a three-year span in school history.
  • Purdue made 25-of-29 free throws in the win
  • Dakota Mathias became the 52nd player in school history with 1,000 career points … he scored 16 points with four 3-pointers in today’s victory.
  • Vincent Edwards surpassed 1,500 career points (22nd Purdue player) and is now 1-of-2 Big Ten players in the last 25 years with 1,500 career points, 700 rebounds, 350 assists and 150 3-pointers (Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine) … Edwards finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists … Edwards is the third Big Ten player this year to reach those marks (Miles Bridges, Tony Carr).
  • Carsen Edwards scored 13 points with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals … Purdue is now 35-4 during his career when he scores in double figures.
  • J. Thompson scored 12 points with two assists and no turnovers … Thompson has gone his last five games without a turnover (148 minutes).