Purdue Advances to Elite Eight for First Time Since 2000

Post-game Notes (Press Release):

  • Purdue advanced to its first Elite Eight since 2000 with a 99-94 overtime win over Tennessee … it marks Purdue’s fifth regional final in school history (2-2 record) … Purdue last reached a Final Four in 1980 and its first appearance was 50 years ago in 1969.
  • Purdue’s road to the regional final has been strictly chalk (Seeds: 14, 6, 2, 1).
  • Purdue’s 99 points were the most in an NCAA Tournament game since March 19, 1988, a 100-73 win over Memphis.
  • Purdue is 3-0 in overtime games this year, outscoring opponents 41-23 in the extra session.
  • Purdue is now one of six teams to win at least 26 games in each of the last four seasons (Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Purdue).
  • Purdue became the first team in NCAA Tournament history with 15+ 3-pointers in consecutive games … the Boilermakers made 16 vs. Villanova and 15 vs. Tennessee … Purdue is 31-of-61 from 3-point range in the last two games.
  • Carsen Edwards became the first player since Steph Curry in 2008 to score at least 25 points in four straight NCAA Tournament games (30 vs. Texas Tech last year; 26 vs. Old Dominion, 42 vs. Villanova, 29 vs. Tennessee).
  • Carsen Edwards became Purdue’s all-time leading scorer in NCAA Tournament play with 182 points in nine games … he passed JaJuan Johnson, Brian Cardinal and Joe Barry Carroll on the list (161 points).
  • Carsen Edwards set the Big Ten record for most 3-pointers in a season (125), surpassing Penn State’s Shep Garner (120 in 2018).
  • Ryan Cline made his last eight shots of the game, scoring 22 points in the second half and overtime, en route to a career-high 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting and 7-of-10 from 3-point range … in two career games at the KFC Yum! Center, Cline is 10-1of-13 from 3-point range … he made four 3-pointers in the final five minutes, all of them pulled Purdue out of a deficit.

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