Northwestern's Boo Buie led his team to victory against No. 1 Purdue, scoring seven of his 31 points in overtime to secure the win. Buie also had nine assists and no turnovers, rallying Northwestern from an eight-point halftime deficit. This marks the second consecutive season that Northwestern has beaten Purdue.

Why It Matters

This victory is a significant confidence boost for Northwestern and could enhance their chances of securing a spot in the NCAA Tournament later in the season.

By the Numbers
  • Buie scored 31 points.
  • Purdue's Zach Edey had 35 points, 14 rebounds, and three blocked shots.
  • Northwestern committed three turnovers, while Purdue committed 17.
  • Northwestern became the seventh program since 2010-11 to beat a No. 1 ranked team in consecutive seasons.
State of Play
  • This win puts Northwestern at 6-1 for the season, with their first conference victory.
  • Purdue's record is now 7-1, with their first conference loss.
Bottom Line

Northwestern's victory against No. 1 Purdue is a significant accomplishment and could have implications for their postseason prospects.