It was a rough day for Purdue basketball. Rutgers essentially ran out of time as they forced Purdue to close the game out at the free throw line. Scarlet Knights refused to quit and it was more like they ran out of possessions than we beat them. In the win though, three different Boilers reached scoring milestones.
Vince Edwards - With his second field goal today Vince became the 22nd played in Purdue history to score at least 1,500 points. He finished the day with 18 points, putting him at 1,515 for his career now. Up next on the scoring list is Russell Cross at 1,529. With six regular season games left Vince can get to 1,600, which would put him in 16th place. To reach the top ten he needs 202 more points.
Isaac Haas - With 7 points today Haas is now at 1,404, becoming the 23rd player to reach at least 1,400 points. He will very likely get past 1,500 before all is said and done, but with Vince a little over 100 points ahead of him it seems like he will be No. 2 in this senior class.
Dakota Mathias - Dakota needed 10 points today for 1,000 for his career and he got it with 16. That makes him the 52nd 1,000 point scorer in school history. He is going to stat climbing the ladder quickly, as he is now only 3 points behind Rapheal Davis for 51st.
This gives Purdue three 1,000 point scorers at the same time for the second time in school history. The other was eight years ago when Hummel, Moore, Johnson, and Keton Grant were all over 1,000. Carsen Edwards is now sitting at 774, so he has an ourside shot of reaching the club by the end of the season.
Combined with the totals for P.J. Thompson, Purdue’s seniors have scored 4,668 points combined in their career.