WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Purdue senior Karissa McLaughlin made history Sunday afternoon, taking over the career 3-point title with her 241st triple. The two-time All-Big Ten selection finished with eight points with a pair of triples in Purdue's 83-46 loss to No. 12 Maryland at the Xfinity Center.
McLaughlin tied and broke the record with a pair of trifectas against the Terrapins. The guard knocked down her first triple with 8:05 to play in the fourth, before the record-setting 3-pointer came at the 6:06 mark.
"I'm incredibly humbled and honored to set this record," McLaughlin said. "I owe it all to my teammates and coaches for getting me in the best positions to get open looks since my freshman season."
With the career mark, McLaughlin's 3-point resume now includes the career marks (241) for makes and attempts (372), season makes by a freshman (75), sophomore (88) and a junior (71), as well as the single-game marks at Mackey Arena (9) and by a freshman (6), sophomore (9) and junior (7).
The Fort Wayne, Ind., native has played in 102 career games, making a 3-pointer in 88, with 72 multi-triple games and seven outings of five 3-pointers or more.
As for the game, the Purdue (5-4, 2-3) struggled to find its rhythm offensively, shooting 24.1% for the game compared to a 44.2% clip by the Terrapins (9-1, 5-0). Kayana Traylor posted her eighth game in double figures with 12 points to go with five rebounds and a trio of assists.
The Boilermakers shook off a slow start to the first quarter with a 16-point second period, including 5-of-7 makes at the line. Freshmen Madison Layden and Ra Shaya Kyle kept Purdue going during the early stages, combining to score the first eight points.
Coming out of the break down 21, the Boilermakers opened the frame on a 12-9 run with five from Traylor. Purdue cut the gap to 18, before the Terrapins scored 17 straight.
Layden totaled eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Kyle went for four points and six boards in 17 minutes of action. Rokia Doumbia notched a season-high two assists on a perfect day shooting, totaling five points on 1-for-1 field goals and 3-for-3 free throws.
Purdue will return to Mackey Arena to square off with in-state foe Indiana on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.