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Purdue MBB edge Northwestern 75-70

by | Feb 6, 2021 | Basketball Blogs, Headlines | 0 comments

Purdue 75, Northwestern 70 (Postgame Notes)

  • Purdue improved to 13-7 overall and 8-5 in the Big Ten Conference with a 75-70 win over Northwestern at Mackey Arena on Saturday evening.
  • Purdue now leads the series with the Wildcats by a 133-46 advantage. The win was the ninth straight over Northwestern, third-longest active winning streak against a single opponent.
  • The win was No. 350 for Matt Painter at Purdue and No. 175 in Big Ten play, coming in his 16th
  • The win tonight was Purdue’s 1,850th all-time, becoming the 11th collegiate program to reach that mark.
  • Purdue is 53-9 at Mackey Arena against Big Ten teams since the start of the 2014-15 season.
  • Purdue went 23-of-24 from the free throw line, making its first 21 attempts.
  • Purdue wore its gold uniforms tonight and has now won 13 straight games when wearing gold uniforms. Its last loss came vs. Minnesota on New Year’s Day 2017.
  • Purdue’s freshman class scored 53 of Purdue’s 75 points in the win over Northwestern. The 53 points are the second most scored by the freshman class during the Matt Painter era.
  • Purdue had four freshmen in double-figures vs. Northwestern, the first time since Nov. 24, 2007, vs. Loyola, Chicago that Purdue has had four freshmen in double-figures.
  • Jaden Ivey scored a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and no turnovers in 36 minutes of action.
  • Zach Edey recorded his first career double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in 23 minutes.
  • Mason Gillis scored 11 points on perfect shooting (4-of-4 FGs, 3-of-3 3Ps). Purdue is 4-0 when Gillis scores at least 10 points.