NCAA Postgame Notes: No. 13 Akron at No. 4 Purdue

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March 22, 2014

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PURDUE BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES

Akron (23-10) vs. Purdue (22-8)

March 22, 2014 ● Mackey Arena ● Attendance: 3,342

No. 13 Akron Zips 55, No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers 84

 

GAME NOTES

  • This is the 39th season in Purdue Women’s Basketball history. The Boilermakers are 769-406 all-time.
  • Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp earned her 300th career victory on Saturday, improving to 300-152. She is 183-87 at Purdue.
  • The Boilermakers are 46-22 in their 24th NCAA Tournament appearances, including a mark of 20-1 in the first round of tournament play.
  • Versyp is 11-7 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including a 11-6 mark in seven appearances at Purdue.
  • Purdue is 403-123 all-time in Mackey Arena, including a 20-7 record in the NCAA Tournament and a 196-60 mark against non-conference opponents.
  • The Boilermakers are 121-59 all-time in the month of March, including a 40-15 mark in Mackey Arena and a 5-3 mark on March 22.
  • Purdue is 16-10 all-time in its 30th game of the season.
  • Saturday's first-round game was the first-ever meeting between Purdue and Akron.
  • The Boilermakers are 359-179 all-time against non-conference opponents and 58-17 against the Mid-American Conference. The Zips were Purdue's fifth MAC opponent of the season.
  • Purdue outrebounded Akron, 50-28, improving to 15-1 this season when grabbing more rebounds than its opponent. The 50 boards match the second-most single-game NCAA Tournament total in Purdue history.
  • The Boilermakers attempted just six free throws in the game, making four, matching the second-fewest free throws made in an NCAA Tournament game for Purdue and matching the third-lowest attempts in a game.
  • Purdue’s 27 assists were one shy of its NCAA Tournament record of 28 against Northern Illinois in 1992.
  • The Boilermakers improved to 17-1 this season when holding its opponent under 70 points. Akron entered the game as the NCAA’s No. 9 scoring team at 82.8 points per game.
  • Purdue topped 80 points for just the 10th time this season, improving to 9-1 when accomplishing the feat.

 

GAME HIGHS AND LOWS/INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Courtney Moses tied the Boilermakers’ career three-point record and moved into eighth all-time on Purdue’s career scoring list, putting in 12 points, including a pair of threes.
  • Whitney Bays became the 13th Boilermaker to record at least seven double-doubles in a season, logging 20 points and 13 rebounds. She added four assists and a pair of steals as well.
  • April Wilson finished just shy of a double-double with 12 points and nine assists, matching her career-high for assists. Her 143 assists this season is the No. 14 single-season total in Purdue history and second-most by a Purdue sophomore.
  • Dee Dee Williams stuffed the stat sheet, posting 11 points, five assists, four rebounds and three blocks, in addition to holding the NCAA’s No. 9 scorer, Akron’s Hanna Luburgh to just nine points on three-for-19 shooting.
  • Camille Redmon was also just shy of a double-double, finishing with eight points and nine rebounds before fouling out.