PURDUE vs. Michigan
MACKEY ARENA - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.
Dec. 28, 2006
Purdue improves to 12-2 in 2006-07 and 598-321 all-time with the win. Purdue also is 1-0 in the Big Ten. Purdue now stnads 274-135 all-time against Big Ten opponents.
Sharon Versyp's career coaching record improves to 129-67 overall and 12-2 at Purdue.
The win improves Purdue's serives lead against Michigan to 44-12 and extends its winning streak against the Wolverines to 16 games.
The 44-point margin of victory is the largest since Purdue beat IPFW 107-39 on Nov. 21, 2004. The team's largest margin of victory this season coming into tonight's game was 42 against Butler on Dec. 10.
When senior Katie Gearlds sank her third three-pointer of the game with second left in the first half, she moved past Stephanie White into first all-time at Purdue with 184 career made three-pointers. Gearlds finished the game 5-of-9 from three-point range. This marked the 13th time in her career that she has made four or more shots from behind the arc.
Gearlds finished the game with 22 points, marking the seventh time she has scored 20 or more this season. She also blocked a season-high two shots.
Junior Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton blocks six shots to give her 164 career blocked shots. She passed Christa LaCroix to move into third all-time on the career blocks list. LaCroix finished her Purdue career with 161 blocks.
Wisdom-Hylton also took sole possession of 14th place on the all-time steals list. Her three steals against Michigan took her career count to 173, which moved her out of a tie with Ukari Figgs.
Purdue went on a 13-0 run, which began with an Erin Lawless basket with 14:59 left in the first half, that extended Purdue's lead to 26-9.