Purdue Boilermakers 71, Ohio State Buckeyes 79 (OT)
Illinois Fighting Illini 55, Purdue Boilermakers 62
Junior Whitney Bays took home Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year honors
The Boilermakers aim to take their fifth straight Big Ten win on Sunday.
Courtney Moses scored 27 points to lead Purdue
Thumbnail Sketch ? All-America candidate ... solid player who is the foundation of the Boilermakers? inside game ... has the physical ability to play on the block and runs the floor well ... intimidating shot blocker ... has fashioned herself into the best finisher in Purdue history.
1999-2000 ? First team All-Big Ten pick by media and second team all-conference selection by coaches ... Big Ten All-Tournament team honoree after averaging 19.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in three-game title run ... averaged 27.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in NCAA Tournament games ... scored career-high 34 points (13-for-18 FG?s, 8-for-13 FT?s) in second-round NCAA contest vs. No. 18 Oklahoma ... started all 31 games, averaging 15.3 points, a team-high 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots per game ... shot 58.2 percent from the floor (196-for-337) ... co-Big Ten Player of the Week for week ending Dec. 4 following performances vs. Indiana State (23 points, 11 rebounds) and at No. 3 Tennessee (17 points, 11 rebounds) ... recorded her 1,000th point vs. Dartmouth on March 18, becoming the 16th player in school history to reach the milestone ... scored 26 points at Michigan ... scored 17 points to go along with a career-high 15 rebounds in 40 minutes at Indiana ... poured in 20 points with 10 rebounds vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament ... also recorded double-doubles at Wisconsin (10, 10); at Northwestern (17, 11); and at No. 6 Penn State (15, 11) ... seven double-doubles led the team and rank tied for seventh on the school season list ... scored in double-figures in 25 of the last 27 games ... led Purdue in rebounding 15 times ... converted 17 consecutive free throws from Jan. 23-Feb. 17 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... first team Academic All-District V ... 2000 R. William Jones Cup Team captain ... averaged 4.0 points and team-leading 7.3 rebounds for the gold- medal winning Americans in Taiwan.
1998-99 ? Named to NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament team ... honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... second team Academic All-District V ... appeared in all 35 games, including 34 starts ... averaged 9.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in 22.6 minutes per game ... topped team with 54 blocked shots (tied for fourth on school season list) ... scored season-high 20 points in NCAA win against No. 9 Rutgers ... tallied 19 points (9-for-10 FG?s) vs. Indiana at home ... scored 18 points and eight rebounds in win over No. 1 Tennessee ... earned spot in the starting lineup with that performance ... tied school record with seven blocked shots vs. Valparaiso ... tallied 16 points to go with five blocked shots at Northwestern ... averaged 11.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in five games played for the silver medal-winning 1999 USA Women?s World University Games Team.
1997-98 ? Appeared in all 33 games and averaged 16.7 minutes, 6.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game ... shot 59.6 percent from the field which now ranks tied for seventh on school season list ... topped team with 38 blocked shots.
High School ? Kentucky All-Star, first-team all-state and region Most Valuable Player after averaging 28.1 points, 12.0 rebounds and six blocked shots per game while shooting 70 percent from the floor as a senior at Scott County High School ... rated the No. 77 player in the country in 1997 by Blue Star Index ... preseason fourth team prep All-American by Street and Smith?s and one of USA Today?s Super 25 Players ... scored school-record 50 points in a game twice during her senior campaign ... member of state championship team as a sophomore ... also participated in track and field ... graduated with a 4.2 grade-point average and was recipient of Principal?s Award as the top student-athlete ... high school basketball coach was Wayne Atkins.
Personal ? Given name Camille Kaye Cooper ... born Feb. 5, 1979 ... political science major ... parents? names are Priscilla Cooper and Charles Cooper ... has two older brothers, Rodney and William ... Rodney played football at Alabama A&M ... enjoys reading, traveling and watching television.