PURDUE 84, Minnesota 60
Season stats (26-5 / 15-3)
Purdue improved to 26-5 overall and finished the Big Ten season with a 15-3 overall mark after an 84-60 win over Minnesota at Mackey Arena on Sunday.
Purdue’s 26 regular-season wins are tied for the second most in school history, behind the 27 won during the 1987-88 season.
Purdue’s 29 Big Ten wins over the last two years are tied for the ninth most in a two-year span in Big Ten history.
Purdue’s senior class won its 100th career game on Sunday, now owning a 100-35 record … the class is just the fourth class in school history with 100 victories.
The class set a school record with its 62nd home win, the most for a class in school history … the Purdue seniors went 62-7 at home, including 32-4 during Big Ten play.
Purdue has won 26 games in three straight seasons for the second time in school history (2009-11).
In Big Ten play, Purdue trailed for a total of 79 minutes, 54 seconds out of a possible 720 minutes.
Purdue’s 29-7 Big Ten record over the last two years is the best mark by three games (Michigan State – 26-10) … it has the most wins over the last two (29), three (41) and four years (53).
Purdue recorded its 25th win by 20 or more points since the start of last year, the third most nationally (Gonzaga – 34; Cincinnati – 26).
Purdue is now 19-0 this year when shooting 48.0 percent or better from the field … Purdue shot 51.6 percent from the field.
Purdue opened the second half by making its first seven 3-point attempts, to turn a 10-point halftime lead into a 25-point lead just over six minutes into the half.
Purdue’s 12 3-pointers marked the 14th time this year that Purdue has made double-digit 3-pointers in a game, including the second straight … Purdue is 23-of-48 (.479) from 3-point range in the last two games.
Purdue is averaging 88.5 points, while shooting 60-of-110 (.545) from the field in the last two games.
Purdue had just five turnovers in the win over Minnesota, the 13th time this year it has had single-digit turnovers and the third time it has had five or fewer turnovers in a game.
Purdue’s senior class accounted for 51 points, going 19-of-32 from the field.
Dakota Mathias tied a career high with 25 points while adding seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals … he went 7-of-9 from 3-point range, the most 3-pointers for an individual since D.J. Byrd had seven against Ohio State on Feb. 7, 2012 … Mathias now has 84 3-pointers on the season, tied for the sixth most in a season in school history … his 238 career 3-pointers are just five off the career record set by E’Twaun Moore (243) … over his last two games, Mathias is averaging 21.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, shooting 16-of-22 (.727) from the field and 11-of-17 (.647) from 3-point range.
Carsen Edwards scored 18 points with seven assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots, going 6-of-12 from the field and 3-of-6 from 3-point range … Edwards is averaging 29.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 5.0 APG and 2.5 SPG while shooting 17-of-31 from the field and 7-of-14 from 3-point range in the last two games … Edwards has scored in double figures in 14 straight games and now has 923 career points in 66 career games.
Isaac Haas scored 13 points with four rebounds on 6-of-9 shooting … he needs six points for 1,500 in his career.
Vincent Edwards returned to the starting lineup to score 10 points with two assists and two rebounds … Edwards moved into 19th on the career scoring chart (1,554 points) and 10th on the career rebounds list (739).