WBB Hits Road to Face No. 18 Iowa
Jan. 12, 2018

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Purdue (11-7/2-2 B1G) at No. 18/17 Iowa (15-2/3-1 B1G)
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 / 4 p.m. ET / Big Ten Network
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500) / Iowa City, Iowa

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women’s basketball looks to knock off its second straight ranked opponent Saturday, heading to 18th-ranked Iowa for a 4 p.m. ET tip at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Boilermakers aim to secure their first win in Iowa City since 2008, working to snap a streak of five losses on Iowa’s home floor.

• Purdue won its fifth straight home game Wednesday, knocking off No. 21 Rutgers in Mackey Arena 47-33, and ending an 11-game win streak for the Scarlet Knights
• The Scarlet Knights were Purdue’s first ranked opponent of the season, and marked the 107th all-time win over ranked opponents in program history
• The Boilermakers held Rutgers to 26.8 percent shooting, resulting in 10 first-half points and a season-low scoring total for the Scarlet Knights
• Purdue held the NCAA’s No. 15 scorer, Tyler Scaife, to just nine points on 4-of-15 shooting
• The Boilermakers outrebounded Rutgers 37-35, and edged them in points off turnovers 14-10
• The combined 80 points is the lowest single game total in Mackey Arena in program history, and was one point shy of the facility record (men’s or women’s)
• The win marked the fourth time in program history the Boilermakers scored fewer than 50 points and won



HEAD COACH Sharon Versyp
• Versyp is in her 18th season as a head coach and 12th on the Boilermaker sidelines, making her the longest tenured head coach in program history
• Her 248 wins at Purdue are the most in school history, and she is seven conference wins shy of matching Lin Dunn for the most Big Ten victories at Purdue
• Purdue has advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 9-of-11 seasons under Versyp, including each of the last two seasons, making the Boilermakers 1-of-23 programs in the country to accomplish the feat during the time frame
• The Boilermakers are 11-8 against Iowa in Versyp’s tenure

• The Boilermakers have played the No. 25 strength of schedule in the NCAA this season • With Wednesday’s win over No. 21 Rutgers, the Boilermakers have now beaten a ranked opponent in 25 straight seasons • Purdue has held two Big Ten opponents under the 40-point mark this season, leads conference play in scoring defense at 49.5 points per game • The Boilermakers are now sceond in the conference in scoring defense on the season, holding teams to 59.3 points per game • Freshman Karissa McLaughlin has now dealt five assists on seven occasions this season, and the Boilermakers are undefeated on the occasion
• Sophomore Dominique Oden is perfect at the free throw line (9-9) in conference play, and ranks second in the league overall at 86.7 percent
• Rookie Tamara Farquhar nearly had a double-double in 18 minutes against Rutgers, posting eight points and seven rebounds
• Sophomore Ae’Rianna Harris is now seventh in program history in blocked shots, totaling 133 for her career (54 games)

• No. 18 Iowa comes off its bye week Saturday, heading into the game at 15-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play
• The Hawkeyes lead the Big Ten in 11 categories, including assists, defensive rebounding and free throw percentage
• Iowa leads the nation with 382 assists this season
• Junior forward Megan Gustafson leads the nation with 16 double-doubles, averaging 22.7 points and 12.6 per game, ranking third in the Big Ten in scoring and first in rebounding
• Sophomore Kathleen Doyle is second in the conference and 20th in the NCAA, averaging 6.3 assists per game
• Purdue leads the all-time series with Iowa 38-31, despite a 10-19 record in Iowa City
• The two schools have split the last six meetings, with the Boilermakers taking last year’s tilt 72-52 in West Lafayette
• Purdue outscored Iowa 47-17 in the second half of last season’s matchup, including an 18-1 run to start the third quarter
Andreona Keys had a double-double in the win, posting 15 points and 10 rebounds


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