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Northwestern-Purdue press conference notes

The Wildcats were blown out at Mackey Arena.

On Wednesday, the Wildcats’ six-game winning streak came to an end with a 80-59 loss to the Boilermakers. Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan recorded a double-double with 24 points and 16 rebounds, sending Northwestern to 7-3 in conference play, tied with Purdue. Here’s what Vincent Edwards, Caleb Swanigan, Dakota Mathias, Chris Collins and Matt Painter had to say after the game.

Vincent Edwards

On his performance tonight: “Just being confident and have fun playing the game…My teammates did a good job of finding me when I was open…I was just in a zone.”

Caleb Swanigan

On handling Northwestern’s double teams: “We started having our four coming to the ball…Once we figured it out we handled it pretty well.”

Dakota Mathias

On Purdue’s proficiency from three-point range: “They’re a pretty high scoring team, so I think we did a pretty good job…It’s just our personnel …We’re a different matchup than they’ve faced before.”

Chris Collins

On Scottie Lindsey’s absence: “That’s part of the game…It’s not an excuse. We were ready to play…It’s gonna affect you a little bit on the offensive end.”

On Vic Law’s offensive struggles: “They rotated guys over to him…We need to get him the ball in areas where he can be effective…I thought they were very physical defensively.”

On how long Lindsey will be out: “We’re not sure right now. As soon as he’s feeling better, he’ll be out there.”

On Isiah Brown’s performance: “There will be some teachable things from the tape…I thought he missed some he normally hits…He’ll learn from it…He’s a willing worker and a learner and I was proud of his effort.”

On Swanigan: “I really admire how much better he’s gotten…He’s more mobile. He’s improved his shooting…Certainly played a great game tonight.”

On responding to the loss: “I just think we have to be the team we’ve been…You can’t overreact on one game…We have a good team in our locker room.”

Matt Painter

On Swanigan’s performance: “He just had to settle down…They did a good job of getting their hands on the ball…He just keeps playing hard…He sets the tone for us. He’s really good.”