PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Purdue takes its school-record and nation-best 18-game win streak to Rutgers on Saturday, a school the No. 3 Boilermakers have enjoyed recent success against.
The Boilermakers haven't lost since Nov. 23, when they dropped a 77-73 decision to Western Kentucky. Purdue has scored at least 70 points in 16 straight games.
Purdue (22-2, 11-0 Big Ten) leads the series with Rutgers (12-12, 2-9) 9-1, having won seven games in a row. Purdue is 5-0 against the Scarlet Knights as members of the Big Ten Conference and has won all five games by at least seven points, including three straight by an average of 33.3 points.
A win Saturday would give Purdue eight straight wins against Rutgers, which would be the third-longest win streak against an active opponent.
Three Boilermakers are within reach of scoring milestones. Isaac Haas needs three points for 1,400 in his career. Vincent Edwards needs three points for 1,500 and Dakota Mathias is 10 points short of 1,000 for his career. He would be the 52nd Purdue player to achieve that mark. << Read more
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