SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts

Hot shooting carries Purdue past Drake 67-47

Behind a barrage of nine 3-pointers, the Purdue women's basketball team rolled to a 67-47 win over Drake in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday night.

Posted: Nov 30, 2019 12:00 AM

ESTERO, Fla. (Purdue Sports) — Behind a barrage of nine 3-pointers, the Purdue women's basketball team rolled to a 67-47 win over Drake in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday night. The Boilermakers shot 41% from the field to improve to 5-0 on the season.

The 3-point salvo matched the season high for the Boilermakers. Karissa McLaughlin and Cassidy Hardin each connected on a trio from long range. Purdue finished the night with a 47.4% clip (9-for-19) from downtown.

The Boilermakers took control of the game early with seven 3-pointers over the opening 20 minutes. Down 8-4 late in the first quarter, Kayana Traylor and Hardin hit from behind the arc to spur a 13-point swing, capped off by a McLaughlin 3-pointer early in the second quarter.

The streaky shooting continued into the second, as the Boilermakers outscored the Bulldogs (4-2) 29-14 over the frame, including five makes from behind the arc. Purdue took a 41-22 advantage into the break and never allowed Drake to pull closer than 13 points the rest of the way.

Defensively, the Boilermakers kept Drake's offense out of sync all night, holding the 20th-ranked offense well below its 82.2 points per game average. The Boilermakers forced 19 turnovers that turned into 25 points, while recording 11 steals. While Purdue stayed hot behind the arc, the Bulldogs managed just one 3-pointer on 19 attempts for the night.

McLaughlin led the way with 13 points, while Traylor (12), Dominique Oden (11) and Ae'Rianna Harris (11) also finished in double figures. Oden finished with a game-high six assists, one short of her career high. McLaughlin also chipped in five helpers.

Harris posted her second double-double of the season with 11 rebounds. Tamara Farquhar notched eight boards, including fur on the offensive end.

ON THE EDGE OF HISTORY
Ae'Rianna Harris continued to be a menace on the defensive end. The senior tallied four blocks to take her season tally to 15. Already the program's all-time blocks leader, Harris now stands at 299 career blocks, one away from being the fifth player in Big Ten history to join the elite 300-blocks club.

NOTES
• The matchup on Friday night was the first meeting between the two clubs. Purdue is 146-55 in first-time meetings.
• Purdue is 5-0 for the 10th in program history.
• In two games after returning from injury, Cassidy Hardin has connected on five 3-pointers.
• The 29 points in the second quarter set the program history for most points in that frame.
• The Boilermakers assisted on 69.6% (16-of-23) of its made baskets on the night.
• For the first time this season, Purdue was on the wrong end of the rebounding battle 34-30.
• The Bulldogs were the first team Purdue faced this season that received votes in either of the national polls.
• Jenelle Grant scored her first points as a Boilermaker, finishing the night with six.
• Oden has scored in double figures in all five games this season.

UP NEXT
Purdue will face Arizona State tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. with a spot in the championship game on the line. The Sun Devils topped Maine 57-31 in their matchup on Friday.

Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 54°
Kokomo
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 50°
Rensselaer
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 42°
Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 54°
Danville
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 46°
Frankfort
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 42°
Frankfort
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 42°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 50°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Logansport
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 40°
Warmest weather since early November.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 667262

Reported Deaths: 12737
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion913541660
Lake48729891
Allen36175646
Hamilton32489398
St. Joseph30361514
Elkhart25536420
Vanderburgh21343382
Tippecanoe20240205
Johnson16485363
Porter16077281
Hendricks15955302
Clark12079182
Madison11810323
Vigo11699234
Monroe10440164
Delaware9899179
LaPorte9838201
Howard9127203
Kosciusko8600111
Bartholomew7531147
Hancock7471134
Warrick7456153
Floyd7269173
Wayne6661192
Grant6465158
Boone618691
Morgan6135129
Dubois5942112
Dearborn551570
Cass5489100
Marshall5456105
Henry544395
Noble513878
Jackson465967
Shelby463591
Lawrence4197113
Gibson405585
Harrison404065
Clinton397653
Montgomery391984
DeKalb388278
Miami358463
Knox357886
Whitley352438
Huntington350877
Steuben340455
Putnam334660
Wabash333976
Ripley328062
Adams326349
Jasper319343
White298553
Jefferson296574
Daviess286196
Fayette272756
Decatur271688
Greene262680
Posey261732
Wells259175
Scott252150
LaGrange242670
Clay241644
Randolph226577
Spencer219630
Jennings216944
Washington213327
Sullivan203839
Fountain202842
Starke190051
Owen184254
Fulton179937
Jay178828
Carroll176919
Perry174136
Orange171451
Rush165722
Vermillion161543
Franklin160135
Tipton150041
Parke140216
Pike128633
Blackford120727
Pulaski107844
Newton96832
Brown95340
Crawford92613
Benton92513
Martin80314
Warren76014
Switzerland7568
Union67510
Ohio54211
Unassigned0427

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events