PREVIEW: Purdue WBB looks for redemption against Indiana

The Barn Burner Trophy is on the line Monday as Purdue women's basketball hosts Indiana at Mackey Arena for a 7 p.m. ET tip, live on the Big Ten Network.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 6:45 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — The Barn Burner Trophy is on the line Monday as Purdue women's basketball hosts Indiana at Mackey Arena for a 7 p.m. ET tip, live on the Big Ten Network. The Boilermakers relinquished the rivalry trophy in 2017, for just the sixth time in series history, looking to bring it back home with a win.

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GAMEDAY PROMOTIONS
• Wear black to support your Boilermakers as the first 1,000 fans receive a free black Mackey Arena 50 t-shirt
• Students in Purdue Greek Houses are invited to come out and support the team, and the house with the largest attendance will receive $1,500 towards their philanthropy, courtesy of head coach Sharon Versyp
• The K9 Crew Disc Dogs will be performing at halftime

LAST TIME OUT
• Purdue saw a seven-game home win streak snapped Thursday falling to Minnesota 78-74
• The Boilermakers rallied from 16-points down late in the third quarter to close to within three in the final minutes
• Minnesota had 20 offensive rebounds, leading to 18 second-chance points and took full advantage of Purdue's miscues, converting 12 turnovers into 18 points
• Purdue made a season-low six free throws, getting just nine chances at the line, while Minnesota made 16-of-21
• The Boilermakers hit 52.5 percent from the floor, but only 4-of-15 from 3-point range
• Sophomore Ae'Rianna Harris posted her team-best seventh double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while senior Andreona Keys added 17 points

HEAD COACH Sharon Versyp
• Versyp is in her 18th season as a head coach and 12th on the Boilermaker sidelines, making her the longest tenured head coach in program history
• Her 253 wins at Purdue are the most in school history, and she is two conference wins shy of matching Lin Dunn for the most Big Ten victories at Purdue
• Purdue has advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 9-of-11 seasons under Versyp, including each of the last two seasons, making the Boilermakers 1-of-23 programs in the country to accomplish the feat during the time frame
• The Boilermakers are 16-6 against Indiana in Versyp's tenure, including an 8-1 mark in Mackey Arena

#BOILERNOTES
• The Boilermakers are ranked No. 40 in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) and have played the No. 23 strength of schedule this season (NCAA.com)
• Purdue is first in the Big Ten and eighth in the NCAA in average attendance, welcoming 5,928 per contest to Mackey Arena
• Over the last seven games the Boilermakers are shooting 51.3 percent from the field, including a 40.4 percent clip from 3-point range
• Purdue is ranked 28th in the NCAA on the season in field goal percentage at 45.3 percent, it's highest season mark since 2006-07
• The Boilermakers are in the top-30 in the nation in all three shooting categories, ranking 25th in free throw shooting (.759) and 29th in 3-point percentage (.369)
• Harris is 1-of-4 players in the nation averaging at least 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game, and the only underclassman
• Sophomore Dominique Oden has seven straight games in double-figures, averaging 20.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists, while hitting 59.8 percent from the field and 45.7 percent from 3
• Oden is three 3-pointers shy of becoming the first player in program history to hit at least 50 3-pointers in each of her first two seasons
• Sophomore Miracle Gray had four points and a career-high four rebounds in 18 minutes against Minnesota on Thursday
• Freshman Karissa McLaughlin's 51 3-pointers this season are third-most by a Purdue rookie, trailing Courtney Moses' rookie total of 54 and Oden's freshman record of 61
• McLaughlin has made the 13th-most triples of any freshman in the NCAA this season

OPPONENT NOTES
• The Hoosiers come to Mackey Arena at 13-12 overall and 6-6 in Big Ten Conference play, riding a five-game win streak
• Indiana has played their last four games at home, winning by an average of nine points per game during the streak
• Senior point guard Tyra Buss ranks fourth in the Big Ten at 20.2 points per game, and leads the NCAA with 39.6 minutes per game
• Buss is also seventh in the conference with 4.7 assists per game
• Fellow senior Amanda Cahill averages 14.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, hitting 47.9 percent from the field
• Purdue leads the all-time series against Indiana 54-29, despite a 72-54 Hoosier victory in Bloomington on Jan. 6
• The Boilermakers are 25-10 all-time against the Hoosiers in Mackey Arena, riding a seven-game win streak in the rivalry on Purdue's home floor
• Indiana's last win in Mackey Arena was a 55-49 win on Jan. 3, 2008
• Monday's game has the coveted Barn Burner Trophy on the line, which Indiana currenly holds after a win in Bloomington last season
• Purdue leads the rivalry series, which started in 1994, 19-6, including an 11-1 record in Mackey Arena
• Indiana's Kym Royster was the MVP of last year's Barn Burner Trophy game, posting 14 points and three rebounds

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