Purdue's Matt Painter hits impressive milestone in win over Michigan
Matt Painter has joined the 400 club.
Saturday, Painter led Purdue to an 82-76 victory over Michigan inside Mackey Arena. That win was the 400th of the head coach’s impressive career. It was his 375th career win since taking over at Purdue.
Painter took over at Purdue for the 2005-06 season, replacing legendary coach Gene Keady. Prior to his arrival, he was the head coach at Southern Illinois and was 25-5 with the Salukis in his lone year.
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This season marks Painter’s 17th with the Boilermakers. In that stretch, Purdue has won three regular season B1G titles, a B1G Tournament championship and has made trips to 12 NCAA Tournaments.
Earlier this year, Painter led Purdue to their first ever No. 1 ranking in program history. The Boilermakers currently sit 20-3 on the season with a 9-3 mark in B1G play. Purdue is considered one of the favorites to reach the Final Four when March arrives.