News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
The Boilermakers fought from 18-points down on Thursday to get back in it.
Purdue snapped a 10-game losing streak with the win.
Purdue will face the 11th-seeded Wisconsin Badgers Wednesday night at 7:30 (CT).
It marks the second straight second-team honor for the Boilermaker senior.
Photos from the Boilermakers' 67-64 overtime loss to Florida State.
Photos from the first practice of the Purdue women's basketball 2014-15 season.
No. 16 Purdue women's basketball vs. No. 2 Duke on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
Purdue vs. Lindsey Wilson (11/4/12)
2014-15 - Senior
Averaged 9.1 points, a career-best 7.0 rebounds and a career-best 1.7 blocked shots per game, starting all 31 games for the Boilermakers … tied for 14th in the Big Ten in rebounding and ranked ninth in blocked shots … became the seventh player in school history to block more than 50 shots in a season, tying for ninth-most with 54 … her 54 blocks are the third-most by a senior all-time at Purdue, and 1.7 blocks per game are the highest average for a Boilermaker senior since 2000-01 … grabbed 216 rebounds, ninth-most by a Purdue senior all-time … converted 51.7 percent of her career field goal attempts (241-466), completing her career with the eighth-highest mark in school history … blocked 98 shots in her career, graduating with the 13th-best mark in school history … posted 11 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high five blocks at Illinois (Dec. 28) … turned in a season-high 19 points and 10 rebounds at Minnesota (Jan. 22) … put up 11 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and four blocks vs. Illinois (Feb. 21) … matched a career-high with 19 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in her collegiate finale vs. Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament (March 5).
2013-14 - Junior
Posted career-high totals and averages in every statistical category, putting up 9.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, and shot 54.1 percent from the field in 27 minutes per game ... led team in field goal percentage and ranked second in rebounding ... finished fourth in the Big Ten in field goal percentage ... put up her first career double-double against IPFW (Dec. 8), posting 11 points and 10 rebounds ... hit the 20-point mark for the first time, going eight-for-10 from the field vs. Central Michigan (Dec. 28) ... scored a career-high 23 points and logged her second double-double by adding 10 rebounds against Northwestern (Jan. 23) ... named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 28 after leading team to wins vs. Northwestern and Illinois ... started 29-of-31 games on the season, shooting at least 50.0 percent from the field in 22 outings.
2012-13 - Sophomore
Appeared in 26 games, averaging 5.5 minutes per game ... connected on a team-best .536 (15-for-28) of her field goal attempts ... scored a season- and career-high seven points in a NCAA first-round victory over Liberty, hitting two-of-three from the field and three-of-four from the free throw line ... matched her career-high rebounding mark three times, achieving the feat at Notre Dame (12/29), at Oakland (12/16) and vs. USC Upstate (11/10) ... logged a season-most 12 minutes at IPFW, going two-for-five from the field and grabbing a pair of boards ... played in 10 Big Ten Conference games, two conference tournament championship tilts and a pair of NCAA Tournament contests ... averaged 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds per game.
2011-12 - Freshman
Played in 20 games and averaged 5.3 minutes per game... Shot a team-high 57.9 percent from the field on 11-of-19 field goals ... Scored a season-high six points vs. South Dakota State in first round of NCAA Tournament ... In six minutes of action in the Big Ten Tournament championship game vs. Nebraska, hit only field goal attempt, grabbed a rebound and recorded a season-high three blocks ... Pulled down a season-high three rebounds at Bowling Green ... Averaged 1.2 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.
High School Highlights
Averaged 15.0 points, 11.8 rebounds and 5.7 blocks as a senior at Snider ... Member of the 2011 Indiana All-Star Team ... Named first team IBCA All-State as a senior ...Averaged 17.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks while shooting 56.7 percent from the field as a junior at Elmhurst ... Member of the junior All-Star core team ... Scored her 1,000 point as a junior and was named second team all state... As a sophomore helped lead Elmhurst to its first Class 3A state title, averaging 13.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.1 blocks on the year ... Four-time first team All-SAC and area Fab Five, and two-time All-Northeast Indiana Basketball.
Full name is Liza Anginae Clemons ... Born July 1, 1992 ... Parents are Elena Catalan and Deshannon Clemons ... Has two younger brothers, Alejandro Catalan and Isaiah Clemons, and one younger sister, Maria Moore ... Majoring in human services.
Ranked No. 22 at power forward by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report, No. 65 overall by the All-Star Girls Report and No. 21 at her position and No. 77 overall by HoopGurlz ... Played three years for Fort Wayne Elmhurst; transferred to Snider when Elmhurst closed after junior year... Earned honor roll every year since the sixth grade.