Oden, Harris power Purdue past Penn State

Dominique Oden and Ae'Rianna Harris topped 20 points Sunday afternoon as the Purdue women's basketball team cruised to an 81-68 win over Penn State at Mackey Arena.

Posted: Jan 26, 2020 7:32 PM
Updated: Jan 26, 2020 7:50 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Dominique Oden and Ae'Rianna Harris topped 20 points Sunday afternoon as the Purdue women's basketball team cruised to an 81-68 win over Penn State at Mackey Arena.

The Boilermakers improved to 5-4 in the Big Ten Conference with the victory.

Oden had a career day with 28 points and eight assists. The senior was 13-of-20 from the field with one 3-pointer and posted the first complete game of the year for Purdue (14-7, 5-4).

Harris followed in typically dominant fashion. The Indianapolis notched 21 points and 12 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the year. She also dished out four assists and turned away a pair of shots.

Offensively, the Boilermakers recorded their second game of the season above 50% shooting, finishing with a season-high 55.6%. Purdue totaled 46 points in the paint, matching their previous best this season against Illinois.

Purdue opened the game with a solid first 20 minutes, shooting 48.4% from the field. Harris nearly recorded the double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds in the first half. Despite, the hot shooting clip, the Boilermakers only managed a five-point lead at the break.

Out of halftime, Lady Lions (7-13, 1-8) trimmed the gap down to three with a quick basket, but it was all Purdue from that point forward.

The Boilermakers connected on seven of their next 10 shots and used a 15-0 run to open an 18-point lead. Oden and Harris combined for 10 points during the surge. Defensively, Purdue forced four turnovers and held Penn State off the board for just over three minutes.

MORE RI-CORDS
Ae'Rianna Harris etched her name atop three more record lists Sunday. With her first rejection, Harris passed Joe Barry Carroll for most blocks in Purdue history, now with 351. Her second rejection, her 67th of the year, moved her past Camille Cooper for most blocks by a senior. The double-double was her 27th and tied her with Stacey Lovelace for the program title.

QUOTABLES
Head coach Sharon Versyp after the game…..
I was pleased with the effort we gave out there. Dominique took it to another level today. I asked her a couple of times if she wanted to come out at certain points, but she wanted to stay in. That's senior leadership. Ae'Rianna played the way we expected her to and played well on both ends of the floor. I'm pleased where we're at halfway through the Big Ten season, but I think there's still some areas we can grow.

NOTES
• Purdue leads the all-time series against Penn State 32-21.
• The Boilermakers were perfect a perfect 6-for-6 at the charity stripe.
• The 35 made field goals were a season high for Purdue.
• Penn State was led by Kamaria McDaniel's 35 points, the most Purdue has allowed this season.
• The Boilermakers recorded a season-high 23 assists.
• Karissa McLaughlin scored nine points in the first half and finished the afternoon with 14.
• Oden finished in double figures for the eighth time in league play.
• The 15-point run in the second half was Purdue's largest this season.
• The 81 points tied the Boilermaker's season-high output.
• Kayana Traylor pulled within two assists of hitting the 200-club for her career.
• Oden passed Carol Emanuel for 11th in scoring at Purdue. She now has 1,611 points.
• McLaughlin dealt out six assists, one shy of her season high.

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