NCAAB Game Recap - Jacksonville State at Purdue
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:00 PM EST

UMass
46
UVA
58
F
CSBak
49
Gonz
77
F
FlaAM
51
Seton
87
F
Miss
86
Mem
87
F
FlGlf
48
VACom
78
F
(N/A)
44
InWor
68
F
Morg
57
WIMil
62
F
S UT
80
ChaSo
45
F
Buck
46
Syr
97
F
DeP
72
BC
67
F
ArkLR
58
NCSU
74
F
UNCW
66
FlInt
63
F
E IL
63
BethC
66
F
GrgWas
78
Evans
70
F
RobM
62
Marq
66
F
YSU
66
USC-Up
61
F
E WA
90
HiPt
74
F
(N/A)
41
Toled
100
F
UNH
71
JMU
78
F
StFPA
65
FlaSt
80
F
DelSt
66
ETSU
98
F
(N/A)
60
CenMI
106
F
Charl
71
UCF
72
F
Gram
58
OrSt
80
F
StBon
57
Canis
61
F
AzSt
80
StJon
67
F
GrCan
58
Ford
70
F
NIU
68
SIU-E
64
F
Oral
59
WichSt
68
F
Troy
60
Samf
72
F
Stony
87
Merrim
84
F(OT)
E KY
51
Clev
65
F
How
69
Ball
100
F
(N/A)
69
UCSB
88
F
UCDav
62
Portl
72
F
Army
73
Bingha
88
F
Albany
72
SacHr
65
F
Penn
81
Prov
75
F
Yale
56
PSU
58
F
Manh
69
Elon
64
F
(N/A)
59
TXAMC
69
F
NJIT
63
Brown
79
F
Lib
71
Rice
59
F
IlSt
69
W Ky
83
F
Belm
55
StLou
60
F
Mercer
72
IL-C
68
F
Rider
87
Colum
63
F
Denv
49
UCRiv
73
F
UtVal
68
NDSt
62
F
Iona
75
KennSt
52
F
Presb
64
Quin
73
F
Bois
82
Pacif
76
F(3OT)
TXSo
98
NoKY
96
F(2OT)
Citad
79
Maris
75
F
Corn
66
Copp
68
F(OT)
PVAM
78
CenAR
72
F(OT)
Vermt
81
CenCT
49
F
(N/A)
62
W IL
113
F
UMKC
74
ECU
68
F
Leh
66
StMar
77
F
SamH
81
USF
90
F
Hamp
71
Ill
120
F
SeLA
60
APSU
81
F
JacSt
49
Purd
81
F
Stetsn
63
Monm
55
F
PorSt
91
SJSU
76
F
Sac
77
Pepp
72
F
(N/A)
50
Ida
100
F
SMU
72
UNLV
68
F
GASt
69
CBap
60
F

Nov 23, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Jacksonville State (1-3)

20

29

49

Purdue (3-2)

45

36

81

Purdue overpowers Jacksonville State 81-49
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:07 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) The Purdue basketball team had a week of practice to get some kinks out before Saturday night’s game.

“From an offensive standpoint, just trying to establish an inside presence and getting the ball inside,” Boilermakers coach Matt Painter said. “That’s something we harped on. We go too long periods of time where we don’t throw the ball inside.”

The result was a much-improved performance as 7-foot-3 Matt Haarms scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to power Purdue to an 81-49 rout of Jacksonville State on Saturday night.

Haarms hit 6 of 10 shots and all five free throws. Overall, Purdue outscored the Gamecocks 34-14 in the paint.

“Guys were really looking for us on the plays we ran early where we specifically try to get it inside.” Haarms said. “What I really noticed was they were looking for us for longer. It’s going to take just being aggressive every time. I can't just like sag off and do what I used to do and be content with that. I’ve got to be willing to step up and willing to ask for the ball longer.”

Jahaad Proctor, a transfer from High Point, scored in double figures for his fifth straight game with 14 points on 6 of 9 shots for the Boilermakers��� balanced attack.

“We’re trying to get him to be aggressive and take shots that come his way,” Painter said.

Evan Boudreaux and Trevion Williams each scored nine points for Purdue (3-2).

De’Torrion Ware was high for the Gamecocks (1-3) with 13 points.

Purdue shot 55% while holding Jacksonville State to 27%

The Boilermakers scored the first 10 points of the second half to take a commanding 55-20 lead. The Boilermakers’ largest lead was 39 points with 2:07 remaining.

Purdue shot 69% in the opening half to take 45-20 halftime lead. Jacksonville State shot a paltry 25% in contrast.

Leading 25-13, the Boilermakers pulled away with a 15-0 spurt to take a 40-13 lead with 3:17 left.

The Boilermakers have now won two in a row after losses to Texas and Marquette.

“This is a new team and we have to get to know each other,” junior Nojel Eastern said. “Obviously losing is not the way to do that. We didn’t want those two losses but we allowed that to give us confidence, allowed us to come into practice with more energy."

This was the first meeting between the two teams. The Boilermakers are now 23-0 against current teams in the Ohio Valley Conference.

NOT SO FOUL: One notable improvement was Purdue sank 11 of 14 free throws for 78.6%. Purdue has struggled in first four games hitting a mere 57.9% from the foul line.

BIG PICTURE

Jacksonville State: Gamecocks coach Ray Hunter was denied in his second attempt for his 500th career victory. Hunter’s record is 499-166 in 21st season as coach head coach and fourth with Gamecocks.

Purdue: The game was Purdue’s second victory in Emerald Coast Classic. The next three games should tell Purdue how much progress they have made with at least one and possibly two ranked opponents in the Emerald Coast Classic, followed by a home game with No. 7 Virginia on Dec. 4. The Cavaliers advanced to the Final Four, beating Purdue 80-75 in overtime in March.

“We have four more practices before we play Friday and Saturday,” Painter said. “Obviously, we’ll be a lot lighter on Thursday than the other days. We got to get better here. It’s hard when you play a lot of games because then you have to try make your improvements through competition, which you still can. But in college when you get a chance to practice early in the season, you have to make some strides."

UP NEXT

Jacksonville State takes on Chicago State on Friday in the Emerald Classic in Niceville, Florida, before meeting either Alabama State or Chattanooga Saturday. The Boilermakers rolled over Chicago State 93-49 on Nov. 16.

Schedule heats up for Purdue, which will face No. 21 VCU on Friday in the Emerald Coast Classic in Destin, Florida. Purdue will then take on either No. 20 Tennessee or Florida State on Saturday.

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Leaders

Jacksonville State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Welsch 0 0 2 0 0 0
C. Jones 0 0 0 1 0 0
Purdue PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Luce 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Thompson 0 0 5 1 0 0

Team Comparison

JacSt Purd
Points For 49 81
Field Goals 16/59-27% 31/56-55%
Three Pointers 5/21-24% 8/20-40%
Free Throws 12/21-57% 11/14-79%
Offensive Rebounds 13 4
Defensive Rebounds 21 32
Rebounds 39 39
Blocks 0 7
Steals 4 2
Turnovers 8 6
Personal Fouls 19 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Purd Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 23 JacSt 49 @ Purd 81 E. Harden 1 E. Dowuona 2

Game Information

Stadium: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
Attendance: 14,804
Game Time: