Purdue WBB prepares for Saturday's game at Indiana

Purdue women’s basketball looks to win its second straight conference game Saturday, heading south to archrival Indiana for a 2 p.m. tip.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 12:13 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Purdue women’s basketball looks to win its second straight conference game Saturday, heading south to archrival Indiana for a 2 p.m. tip at Assembly Hall. The Boilermakers aim to secure their first win in Bloomington since the 2012 season, and their second straight victory over the Hoosiers in the series.

LAST TIME OUT
• Purdue put together one of the best defensive performances in program history, topping Wisconsin 57-35 in Mackey Arena
• The 35 points allowed is the fewest allowed to a Big Ten opponent since Jan. 25, 2007, when the Boilermakers defeated Northwestern 72-30 in Mackey Arena
• Purdue held the Badgers to two points in the second quarter, tying the lowest mark for an opponent in program history and the lowest ever in the Big Ten
• The Boilermakers mounted a 32-0 run over a 13-minute period in the second and third quarters, denying Wisconsin on 21 consecutive possessions
• Purdue held Wisconsin to an opponent season-low 1-of-17 from 3-point range (.059)
• Sophomore Dominique Oden led the Boilermakers with 15 points, hitting on four triples, marking her seventh game this season with at least three 3-pointers
• Fellow sophomore Lamina Cooper stuffed the stat sheet with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal

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 247 wins at Purdue are the most in school history, and she is eight 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 16-5 against Indiana in Versyp’s tenure

#BOILERNOTES
• Purdue leads the Big Ten and ranks seventh in the NCAA in average attendance this season, hosting 5,855 per game
• The Boilermakers have climbed to third in the Big Ten in scoring defense, allowing 60.2 points per game
• Over the last five games Purdue is holding opponents to 50.2 points per game, 37.4 percent shooting from the field and forcing 19.2 turnovers per game
• Purdue leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth in the NCAA with 90 blocked shots this season
• Senior Andreona Keys is poised to become the 32nd 1,000-point scorer in program history, needing just four more points to hit the mark
• Oden has already hit 92 career 3-pointers, including 31 this season and looks to become the first Boilermaker to hit at least 40 in their first two seasons since Courtney Moses in 2011 and 2012
• Sophomore Ae’Rianna Harris already has 54 blocks this season, tied for 10th on Purdue’s single-season record list and nine shy of the Boilermakers’ sophomore season record of 63, set by Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton in 2005-06

OPPONENT NOTES
• Indiana enters Sunday at 7-9 overall, having lost their first three Big Ten Conference games of the season
• Hoosier senior Tyra Buss is one of the Big Ten’s top scorers, averaging 20.6 points per game
• Buss has played more minutes than any player in the NCAA, averaging 39.4 per game
• Buss and fellow senior Amanda Cahill were named preseason All-Big Ten
• Cahill is averaging 13.4 points and a team-best 8.5 rebounds per game
• Purdue is 54-28 all-time against Indiana, including a 21-13 mark in Bloomington
• Purdue is looking for their first win at Indiana since 2012, when the 13th-ranked Boilermakers earned an 82-60 win
• The Boilermakers won the last meeting with the Hoosiers, taking a 66-60 quarterfinal win at the 2017 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
• Purdue staged one of the largest comebacks in program history in the conference tournament win, overcoming a 17-point second-half deficit
• Oden set a career-high scoring mark, posting 24 points, including five 3-pointers, while senior Ashley Morrissette added 21 points, five rebounds and four assists

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