November 16, 2015 Louisville, KY (Analyzed Sports)
Purdue sets school record, defeats Vermont 107-79
Dakota Mathias had 17 points drilling 5 of 7 from three-point range to lead the No. 23 ranked Purdue Boilermakers to a 107-79 victory over American East Conference’s Vermont Catamounts in West Lafayette, Ind. Sunday afternoon in front of an amped Mackey Arena crowd of 12,808. The Boilermakers (2-0) hit on 18 of its 36 three-point attempts to set a school record for makes from beyond the arch. The previous record for the school was 16 threes made.
“It just gets contagious,” Dakota Mathias said of the perimeter attack. “We’ve got to keep doing that.”
Highly Touted freshman Caleb Swanigan contributed 14 points 13 rebounds in 26 minutes while 7 footer Isaac Haas scored 16 points, and pulled down 2 boards in 19 minutes of play. Sharp shooters Ryan Cline and Kendall Stephens made 6 of the school record 18 three pointers to finish with a combined 20 points for the offensive gifted Boilermakers.
Vermont (0-2) guard Ernie Duncan led the way for the Catamounts finishing with a game high of 18 points on 4 of 10 shooting from the field. Duncan was also able to hit 7 of 8 from the free-throw in the defeat against the Boilermakers. Darren Payen, Cam Ward and Drew Urquhart finished the game with 8 points each as the team shot 48.2 percent from the field.
The Purdue Boilermakers shot red-hot 55.9 percent of its first-half field goal attempts to take a 60 to 45 lead into halftime. Vermont hit on 91.7 percent of their 12 free-throw attempts during the first half too. .
The Boilermakers finished the game shooting 55.4 percent from the field, and was 50 percent on a school record 18 of 36 attempts from 3 point range. The Catamounts finished the game shooting 48.2 percent from the floor, while managing to shoot 20 of 24 from the free-throw line in the defeat to Boilermakers.
“They have some good shooters and they have some guys that can really play off the bounce,” Edwards said. “They were just dribble penetration, getting in the teeth of our defense, and we weren’t rotating out and they started knocking down shots. At the beginning, it looked like we were playing better defense, but they just weren’t making them.”