WBB to Face No. 13 Michigan
Jan. 31, 2018

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION
Purdue (14-8/5-3 B1G) at No. 13/14 Michigan (19-4/8-2 B1G)
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 / 8 p.m. ET /
Crisler Center (12,707) / Ann Arbor, Michigan

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women’s basketball team takes aim at another ranked conference opponent Thursday, heading to 13th-ranked Michigan for an 8 p.m. ET tip at the Crisler Center. The Boilermakers have won four of their last five, and look to follow up one of the most impressive shooting performances in NCAA history this week.

LAST TIME OUT
• Purdue set a single-game record and posted the No. 9 all-time NCAA mark by hitting 73.5 percent (36-49) from the floor in an 88-73 win over Penn State at Mackey Arena
• The mark is the second-best ever by a Big Ten team, best-ever in a B1G conference matchup and the best by any team in the nation in 2017-18
• The Boilermakers dished out a season-high 28 assists on 36 made field goals (.778)
• Purdue held Penn State to an opponent-record low 20 rebounds, including 10 on the defensive end
• Sophomore Ae’Rianna Harris scored a career-high 27 points, hitting 12-of-14 from the floor
• Classmate Dominique Oden posted 21 points and a career-high seven assists
Karissa McLaughlin tied the freshman single-game assists record, dealing 11, and had her first career double-double with 10 points


 

 

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 251 wins at Purdue are the most in school history, and she is four 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 8-8 against Michigan in Versyp’s tenure

#BOILERNOTES
• With 17 points Sunday vs. Penn State, senior Andreona Keys is now the No. 25 scorer in program history with 1,092 career points
• Keys is 14 rebounds from becoming the third player in Purdue history to amass 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 300 assists in her career, aiming to join Katie Douglas and Stephanie White
• Oden is averaging 16.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game over her last five, shooting 54.4 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from 3-point range
• Oden is building the Boilermakers’ best single-season free throw percentage in five years, and currently has the No. 7 mark in program history at 87.3 percent
• Harris is 1-of-4 players in the nation averaging at least 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game, and the only underclassman with those numbers
• With 68 blocks this season, Harris now owns two of the top-four single-season marks in program history
• Fellow sophomore Lamina Cooper returned to action Sunday vs. Penn State after missing three games with illness, posting seven points and five rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench
• McLaughlin is 1-of-6 NCAA Division I freshmen with a points-assists double-double this season, tied for third-most assists in a game by a first-year • McLaughlin’s double-double vs. Penn State was the first by a Purdue freshman since 2009, and the first points-assists double-double since Stephanie White had 18 points and 11 assists against Grambling State in 1995
• The Boilermakers are ranked No. 46 in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) and have played the No. 30 strength of schedule this season (NCAA.com)

OPPONENT NOTES
• The 13th-ranked Wolverines head into Tuesday winning their last six and sitting second in the conference at 8-2 in Big Ten play
• Michigan features the school’s all-time leading scorer (men’s or women’s) in senior Katelynn Flaherty, who averages 23.4 points per game, good for third in the Big Ten and fifth in the NCAA
• Flaherty is backed up by one of the nation’s top post players in junior Hallie Thome, who averages 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, converting 62.3 percent from the floor; good for second in the conference and ninth in the NCAA
• The Wolverines shoot 48.1 percent as a team, 10th-best in the nation, and own the country’s No. 10 rebounding margin at +9.6
• Purdue leads the all-time series against Michigan 51-20, including a 21-11 advantage in Ann Arbor
• The Wolverines have won three of the last four meetings, despite the Boilermakers winning the last meeting on Michigan’s home floor, 65-63 on Dec. 31, 2015
• Thursday’s meeting marks just fourth time in series history Michigan is ranked, and the second time the Wolverines are ranked while Purdue is not
• No. 21 Michigan won in West Lafayette last season 72-62, despite holding Flaherty to 13 points on 5-of-19 shooting
• Keys and Oden posted 10 points apiece for Purdue in the home loss
• Keys posted 14 points and six boards in the 2015 win, which featured a game-winning 3-pointer from Ashley Morrissette with seven seconds to play

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