Nebraska-Purdue Postgame Quotes




March 14, 2013

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Attendance

  • Attendance for session one of the 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament was a sellout at 19,470 (United Center capacity-19,087).
  • It is the third-largest session one attendance in tournament history (1998-20,400; 2001-20,003).

Purdue

  • Three players scored in double figures for Purdue: senior guard D.J. Byrd (15 points), freshman center A.J. Hammons (11), and freshman guard Ronnie Johnson (10).
  • Byrd tied a career best with two blocks. He also totaled a season-best eight rebounds.
  • Purdue held a 13-3 advantage in second-chance points.
  • The Boilermakers scored 30 of their 55 points in the paint and held a 30-26 advantage over the Huskers in the paint. Purdue has either led or tied in paint points in 25 of 32 games this season.
  • Purdue outrebounded Nebraska 36-31. Purdue is 15-6 this season and 118-24 under head coach Matt Painter when outrebounding its opponent.
  • The Boilermakers are 9-15 all-time in Big Ten tournament play, 4-8 at the United Center. Purdue is 1-1 against Nebraska in tournament play and 1-3 as the No. 7 seed.
  • Purdue is 0-4 on neutral courts this season.

Nebraska

  • This marked Nebraska's first-ever Big Ten Tournament win, and just the third victory in 12 meetings with Purdue.
  • Freshman forward Shavon Shields led all scorers with 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting. He averaged 18.5 points per game against the Boilermakers this year. He had 13 of Nebraska's first 16 points in the game.
  • The Cornhuskers turned the ball over just six times tonight. They rank third in the Big Ten and sixth nationally with 10.5 turnovers per game. It is the11th time this year Nebraska kept turnovers in single digits, turning the ball over just eight times in two meetings with Purdue this year.
  • Senior forward Brandon Ubel tied his career best with five assists. He also tallied his 21st double-digit scoring game of the season with 16 points.
  • Nebraska improves to 7-0 this season in games decided by five points or less. They are 13-0 when leading with five minutes left and tallied just their fourth win in 18 games when scoring 60 points or less.
  • Freshman guard Benny Parker had two assists tonight and has 66 on the season, tied for ninth on the Nebraska single-season list for freshmen.
  • The Cornhuskers shot 52 percent in the first half (13-for-25), the 14th time this season shot 50 percent or better in a half, fifth time against a Big Ten opponent. It was also the fifth time this year they had a lead at the half against a Big Ten opponent.
  • Nebraska opened the second half with an 11-2 run to extend lead to 41-30 with 16:06 remaining.
  • After going 9-of-10 from the free throw line in the first 19 minutes, the Cornhuskers were 3-of-6 in the final 33 seconds.