EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern University upset no. 1 ranked Purdue Sunday, 64-58, making program history in the process.
The Wildcats’ victory against the Boilermakers was their first against a no. 1-ranked team all-time. Northwestern was previously 0-18 in such matchups heading into their contest against Purdue at Welsh Ryan Arena.
Boo Buie and Chase Audige led the attack for the Wildcats, with Buie pouring in 26 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, and 3 steals, and Audige adding 15 points and 2 steals of his own.
Purdue big man Zach Edey notched 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks in the loss.
With the win, Northwestern improves to 18-7 on the year and 9-5 in the Big Ten, moving them into a tie for second place in the conference with no. 18-ranked Indiana.
The loss drops Purdue to 23-3 on the season and 12-3 in conference play, giving them a 2.5-game lead in the standings over the Wildcats and Hoosiers.
Northwestern’s next game will happen at home against Indiana for a chance to take sole possession of second place in the Big Ten on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.