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    • Northwestern has now won four in a row against Purdue and five of the last six. The four-consecutive wins equals the longest winning streak ever against the Boilers.

    • Northwestern had two players score 20 points for the first time since Dec. 27, 2003 when Vedran Vukusic and Jitim Young scored 26 and 20, respectively in an 80-75 loss to Rutgers in El Paso, Texas.

    Tim Doyle established a career-high with 20 points on 8-of-11 from the floor. The junior was 2-of-3 from behind the arc to go along with five assists, four rebounds and two steals. He also played a career-high 39 minutes.

    Vedran Vukusic equaled his season-best with 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting. He also hit two from downtown and 8-of-9 from behind the arc and had three steals. Vukusic also had 28 in the win over Charlotte (11/14/05) at the BCA Invitational in Laramie, Wyo. had 20 points at halftime.

    • Vukusic has led the team in scoring in 11-of-12 games this year and is averaging a Big Ten-best 22.3 points per game.

    • With his 28 points, Vukusic jumped up two more spots on Northwestern's all-time scoring list and is tied for 10th with the legendary Joe Ruklick (1956-59; 1,315). Vukusic also passed Dale Kelly (1967-70; 1,310) who is now 12th all-time.

    • The 'Cats are giving up just 44.5 points per game and scoring 65.2 points (+20.75) over their current four-game winning streak.

    • Head coach Bill Carmody has now won his last three conference home openers.

    • The 'Cats are now 6-0 when shooting 45 percent or better, 7-1 when they shoot better than their opponent, 7-1 when they make and attempt more free throws and 7-1 when they score at least 60 points.



    Craig Moore tied his season-best with six assists to compliment eight points and three steals. Moore now has 29 assists and only seven turnovers this season.

    Sterling Williams had a season-high with seven rebounds.

    • Northwestern turned 19 Purdue turnovers into 24 points.

    • Attendance: 3,806