WBB Remains on Road at No. 16 Ohio State
Feb. 17, 2018

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION
Purdue (17-10/8-5 B1G) / No. 16/17 Ohio State (21-6/10-3 B1G)
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 1 p.m. ET / ESPN2
Value City Arena (19,049) / Columbus, Ohio

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women's basketball team gets another shot at a ranked opponent on the road Sunday, heading to No. 16 Ohio State for a 1 p.m. ET tip at Value City Arena, live on ESPN2. The Boilermakers are coming off a monumental upset Thursday, taking down 10th-ranked Maryland to give Purdue its first top-10 road victory since 1990, and look to close out the regular season in strong fashion.

LAST TIME OUT
• Purdue earned its first road win over a top-10 ranked team since 1990 on Thursday, taking down No. 10 Maryland 75-65
• The Boilermakers had five players score in double-figures, paced by senior Andreona Keys with 17, and hit 50.9 percent from the floor
• Keys added nine rebounds and five assists, hitting 5-of-8 from the field and 7-of-7 at the charity stripe
• Purdue matched Maryland on the boards, 35-35, despite the Terrapins holding a +8.6 average rebouning margin on the season, and outscored them in the paint 36-30
• Freshmen Karissa McLaughlin and Tamara Farquhar combined for 27 points, the highest single-game scoring output for the Boilermaker rookies on the year
• Farquhar matched a career-high with 12 points, hitting 6-of-7 from the field, and added six rebounds and a pair of assists
• McLaughlin knocked down a trio of triples, giving her 18 made 3-point field goals over her last five games
• Sophomore Dominique Oden scored 10 of her 12 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead triple with 2:04 left in regulation


 

 

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 254 wins at Purdue are the most in school history, and she is one conference win shy of matching Lin Dunn for the most Big Ten victories at Purdue
• Versyp's 128 career Big Ten wins are eighth-most in conference history
• 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

#BOILERNOTES
• With wins over No. 21 Rutgers, No. 18 Iowa, No. 13 Michigan and No. 10 Maryland, Purdue is 4-0 against ranked opponents this season, including three victories on the road • Purdue's four wins over ranked opponents this season are its most since the 2006-07 season, Versyp's first with the Boilermakers, when they won six • The Boilermakers have won four of their last five road games, averaging 71.2 points per game during the stretch, hitting 48.2 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range • The Boilermakers lead Big Ten Conference play in scoring defense, holding opponents to 61.8 points per game • Purdue is in the top-four of the conference in all three shooting categories, hitting 44.9 percent from the field, 37 percent from 3-point range adn 76.1 percent at the free throw line • The Boilermakers are 17-3 in Keys' career when she deals at least five assists, including a 4-1 mark this season
• Junior center Nora Kiesler logged just her second career start Thursday at Maryland, adding six points and three rebounds in 12 minutes
• The Boilermakers are 5-1 in Big Ten play when Farquhar grabs at least five rebounds
• Sophomore Ae'Rianna Harris has the No. 2 sophomore rebounding total in program history, snaring 235 so far this season and needing 19 more to break the Purdue sophomore record
• Oden's two fourth-quarter triples at Maryland give her 50 for the season, making her the first player in program history to hit at least 50 3-pointers in her first two seasons
• McLaughlin needs just three more 3-point field goals to tie Oden's freshman record of 61 set last season

OPPONENT NOTES
• The Buckeyes head into Sunday's matchup at 21-6 overall and 10-3 in conference play, and riding a five-game Big Ten win streak
• Ohio State features the No. 3 scoring offense in the NCAA at 85.5 points per game, and the fifth-fewest turnovers per game at 11.4
• The Buckeyes boast the nation's No. 2 scorer in senior guard Kelsey Mitchell, who averages 24.6 points per game and is the Big Ten's all-time leading scorer (men's or women's) with 3,216 career points
• Mitchell has an active NCAA record with a 3-point field goal in 84 straight games
• Senior forward Stephanie Mavunga is one of the Big Ten's top double-double threats, averaging 16.0 points and 10.6 rebounds per game
• Ohio State is 1-of-2 Big Ten Conference teams with a winning record against the Boilermakers, leading the all-time series 45-29, including a 23-8 record in Columbus
• Purdue last won in Columbus on Jan. 22, 2004, as the No. 8 Boilermakers won 74-68 behind 23 points from Shereka Wright and 18 points and seven assists from Erika Valek
• The Boilermakers snapped a four-game slide against Ohio State in last season's Big Ten Tournament semifinals, upsetting the ninth-ranked Buckeyes 71-60 and advancing to the conference championship game
• Ashley Morrissette went for 24 points and seven assists, while Oden went for 20 points, including four 3-pointers

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