March 3, 2018
- A sellout crowd of 19,812 was on hand for today’s session. This was the first session sellout since the 2014 Big Ten Tournament championship game.
- Today's crowd was the largest at any Big Ten Tournament session since the 2013 final.
- The all-time attendance for the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament has surpassed 2 million total fans.
- Purdue is now 14-19 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
- Purdue advances to its fourth championship game following appearances in 1998, 2009 and 2016. The Boilermakers have one tournament title (2009).
- The team improves to 4-3 in tournament semifinal games and 7-2 as the No. 3 seed in the tournament.
- The Boilermakers are 3-0 against Penn State in the tournament.
- Purdue finished the first half on a 7-0 run over the final 44 seconds to take a two-point lead into halftime.
- The team went 9-for-10 from the floor 8:30 span in the second half.
- Carsen Edwards (27), Dakota Mathias (15) and Isaac Haas (17) all scored in double figures in the contest.
- Carsen Edwards scored a career tournament single-game high.
- Mathias’s 15 points are a new career tournament single-game high. With two made 3-point field goals, he tied E’Twuan Moore for the most in a career at Purdue (243).
- Penn State is now 14-21 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
- Penn State is now 4-4 when seeded No. 7 and No. 7 seeds are now 15-21 all-time in the tournament.
- The Nittany Lions have made 31 3-point field goals in the tournament, the most in program history in the tournament. Penn State now stands alone in second in tournament history in this category.
- Shep Garner (33), Tony Carr (12), and Lamar Stevens (14) all scored in double figures.
- Carr has scored double figures in each tournament game of his career.
- With 33 points, Garner has 135 total tournament points, first on the list of Penn State all-time leading scorers in the tournament and seventh in overall tournament history. Carr finishes with 89 points and is sixth on the list of Penn State all-time leading tournament scorers.
- Garner is tied for second in tournament history in single-game scoring, trailing only Northwestern’s Michael Thompson, who scored 35 points against Minnesota in 2011.
- Garner has now scored 20 or more points in two career tournament games.