No. 12 Purdue Holds Off Minnesota, 75-67

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Sam Ostarello recorded her third consecutive double-double.
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Sam Ostarello recorded her third consecutive double-double.
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Jan. 17, 2013

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Sam Ostarello had 19 points and 14 rebounds as No. 12 Purdue defeated Minnesota 75-67 Thursday night.

Courtney Moses added 18 points and six assists, Drey Mingo scored 14 points and KK Houser had 10 assists for the Boilermakers (15-2, 4-0 Big Ten), who had gone into overtime to win each of their last three games.

Rachel Banham and Leah Cotton led Minnesota (13-5, 2-2) with 17 points apiece, and Shayne Mullaney had 12.

Purdue never trailed in the game, scoring the first six points of the game en route to a 38-33 halftime advantage. The Boilermakers led by as many as 14 points in the second half.

Minnesota tied the game once, at 20-20 with 7:21 left in the first half, but Purdue scored the next eight points on a three-point play by Mingo, a three-pointer from Moses and a layup from Ostarello.

The Boilermakers are back in action Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. ET at Iowa. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.