March 2, 2014
PURDUE BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
Nebraska (22-6/12-4) at Purdue (21-7/11-5)
March 2, 2014 ● Mackey Arena ● Attendance: 9,306
No. 16/13 Nebraska Cornhuskers 66, No. 19/19 Purdue Boilermakers 82
- This is the 39th season in Purdue Women's Basketball history. The Boilermakers are 768-405 all-time.
- Purdue is 182-86 under head coach Sharon Versyp, who is in her eighth season with the Boilermakers. She has a career record of 299-151.
- The Boilermakers are 361-181 all-time against Big Ten Conference opponents.
- Purdue is 402-123 all-time at home, including a 207-63 mark against Big Ten opponents.
- The Boilermakers are 120-59 all-time in the month of March, including a 39-15 record at home and a 10-3 mark on March 2.
- Purdue is 21-9 all-time in its 28th game of the season.
- The Boilermakers are 102-143 all-time against ranked opponents (3-3 this season), 86-88, when both Purdue and its opponent are ranked and 49-117 versus higher-ranked teams. Purdue is 3-8 all-time against the No. 16 team in the country.
- Purdue is now 5-1 all-time against Nebraska, winning five in a row and owning a 1-1 mark against the Cornhuskers in Mackey Arena.
- Purdue won its sixth straight game on improved to 11-1 on Sundays this season, snapping a nine-game Nebraska win streak.
- The Boilermakers posted a 44-30 advantage on the boards, including 13 offensive rebounds.
- Purdue shot 47.5 percent from the field (28-59), including 51.6 percent in the first half (16-31).
- The Boilermakers had five players in double-figure scoring for just the second time this season.
- With the win, the Boilermakers clinch the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, and a first-round bye. They will play the winner of the 5-12 matchup on Friday at 2:30 p.m. (ET) at Bankers Life Arena in Indianapolis.
GAME HIGHS AND LOWS/INDIVIDUAL NOTES
- Courtney Moses finished with 29 points, just one point shy of her career-high, going eight-for-13 from the field, three-for-six from three and 10-of-11 from the free throw line. She passed Carol Emanuel (1980-83) and current assistant coach Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton (2005-09) on the Boilermakers' all-time scoring list, improving to ninth with 1,627 career points.
- KK Houser started Sunday's game, playing four minutes and grabbing a pair of rebounds. Houser tore her ACL at Michigan State on Feb. 2.
- Dee Dee Williams set a new career-high with six assists and matched a career-high with six rebounds.
- April Wilson finished with 10 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Her six assists moved her season total to 127, passing senior teammate KK Houser for the second-best sophomore assist total in school history.
- Hayden Hamby scored a career-high 10 points on four-of-six shooting, including two threes.
- Bridget Perry scored a career-high 12 points, going three-of-five from the floor and five-of-seven from the free throw line.
- Liza Clemons pushed her season field goal percentage to .527, going five-of-seven from the floor for 12 points. She also added three rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
- Whitney Bays posted double-digit rebounds for the fifth straight game and sixth time in her last eight games, grabbing 10 boards to go with eight points.