Purdue Posts 2-0 Mark with Pair of Routs Boilermakers defeat Illinois and Penn State to run their record to 16-4

With its 91-68 win over Illinois on Tuesday and its 77-52 win over Penn State, Purdue won back-to-back Big Ten games by at least 20 points for the first time in 19 years.

Purdue has shot over 55.0 percent in back-to-back games after shooting 60.4 percent vs. Illinois and 56.6 percent vs. Penn State. Purdue shot 58.5 percent from the field in the two victories.

During the week, Purdue recorded 45 assists on 62 made field goals.

Purdue won its 10th and 11th games by 20 or more points, ranking third nationally among teams with 20-point (or more) victories (Kentucky - 13; Gonzaga - 12).

Purdue held Penn State 20.8 points below their pregame scoring average (72.8). It marked the 11th time (in 19 games) that Purdue held its opponents more than 12.0 points under their pregame scoring average.

Caleb Swanigan averaged 20.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 55.6 percent from the field.

Swanigan recorded his NCAA-best 16th double-double of the year with 19 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in the win over Penn State.

Swanigan has led the team in rebounding in all 20 games this year.

The 16 double-doubles are tied with Ohio State's Evan Turner (2009-10) for the fifth most by a Big Ten player since the 2009-10 season.

Swanigan has scored in double figures in 11 straight games, surpassing 700 career points in the win over Penn State.

Carsen Edwards averaged 13.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 11-of-15 (.733) in two wins.

The Boilermakers are now 10-0 when he scores in double-figures after he scored 14 points vs. Illinois and 13 vs. Penn State.

Edwards now ranks T-5th on the Purdue freshman points per game list (10.6 PPG).

Edwards' 212 points are currently the 26th most by a Purdue freshman in school history.

Vincent Edwards averaged 10.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists during the week.

Edwards is 1-of-2 active juniors (or younger) nationally to have scored 900 points, grabbed 425 rebounds, dished out 250 career assists and made 100 career 3-pointers.

Isaac Haas averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks and shot 12-of-15 (.800) from the field in two Purdue wins during the week.

Haas scored 32 points in 36 minutes during the week.

Dakota Mathias averaged 7.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in two Purdue wins.

Mathias now has 14 assists against one turnover during the last three games and is the school career record-holder in assist/turnover ratio (2.92).

Purdue travels to Michigan State on Tuesday Night (7 PM / ESPN) and then Nebraska on Sunday (4:30 PM / BTN), looking to improve on its 5-2 league record.


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