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Purdue 93, Oakland 50 (postgame notes)

  • Purdue improved to 2-1 with a 93-50 win over Oakland in the home opener Tuesday afternoon.
  • The Boilermakers improved to 15-1 all-time in home openers under head coach Matt Painter.
  • Purdue has won eight straight home openers by a combined 255 points (31.9 points per game).
  • Purdue is now 3-0 against Oakland all-time.
  • Purdue improved to 41-2 all-time against current members of the Horizon League, and won its 21st straight game against a team currently in the Horizon League.
  • Matt Painter is 17-0 all-time as a coach against the Horizon League.
  • Purdue won its 102nd straight game when scoring 90 or more points, dating to Nov. 24, 1987.
  • Purdue’s freshman class continues to excel, scoring 44 points on 15-of-23 (.652) shooting from the field … through three games, the class is averaging 41.0 points per game and shooting 47-of-79 (.595) from the field.
  • Purdue’s 17 3-pointers tied for the fifth most in a game in school history … Purdue is shooting 35-of-71 (.493) from deep in three games this year and 90-of-171 (.526) from the field.
  • Purdue’s 1.45 points / possession tied for the fourth-highest total in school history.
  • Brandon Newman (21) and Sasha Stefanovic (20) became the first Purdue players to each score 20 points in the same since March 28, 2019, vs. Tennessee (Carsen Edwards- 29; Ryan Cline – 27).
  • Brandon Newman’s 21 points equal the most for a Purdue freshman since Caleb Swanigan had 26 points against Wisconsin (March 5, 2016) … Carsen Edwards also had 21 against Auburn (11-23-16).
  • Sasha Stefanovic scored 20 points with a career-high seven assists … he becomes the first Purdue player to have at least 20 points and seven assists since Carsen Edwards had 20 points and seven assists against Indiana on Jan. 19, 2019.
  • Purdue had three players with at least six assists (Sasha Stefanovic – 7, Ethan Morton – 6, Isaiah Thompson – 6) for the first time since Dec. 3, 2016, vs. Morehead State (Vince Edwards – 8, Caleb Swanigan – 6, P.J. Thompson – 6).