No. 5 seed #25/RV SOUTH CAROLINA (24-9, 10-6 SEC) at No. 4 seed #13/15 PURDUE (25-8, 11-5 Big Ten)
Tipoff: 7:20 p.m. ET on Monday, March 19 Location: Mackey Arena - West Lafayette, Ind. Television: Live on ESPN2 with Brenda VanLengen providing play-by-play and Stephen Bardo analysis. Internet: Live stats available via Gametracker at purduesports.com and a free audio web stream of the radio call also available on purduesports.com All-Access. Radio: live on WBPE (95.3 BOB-FM) and purduesports.com with Tim Newton providing play-by-play and Jane Schott analysis. The Series: Purdue leads 2-0 The Rankings: Purdue is ranked No. 13 by the Associated Press and is No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Division I Coaches' Poll. South Carolina is No. 25 in the AP and receiving votes in the coaches poll. Tickets: are $16 for adults and $11 for students and can be purchased online at purduesports.com, by calling 800-49-SPORT or at the Purdue ticket office in Mackey Arena. Pep Rally: A pep rally will be held Monday at 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn City Center for the Purdue women's basketball team. Fans are encouraged to join the band and spirit squad as they send the team off to Mackey Arena for the second-round game.
- Purdue defeated South Dakota State 83-68 on Saturday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the 18th time in school history. The Boilermakers are 18-1 all time in first-round games and have won 15-straight first-round contests.
-With the win, Purdue improved to 25-8 on the season, 44-20 in NCAA Tournament games and 722-388 overall. The Boilermakers now are 3-0 against South Dakota State.
-The Boilermakers have won 15-straight first-round NCAA Championship games and improved to 18-1 all time in first-round matchups. Purdue also improved to 11-5 as the No. 4 seed.
-Sharon Versyp's record moved to 9-4 in the NCAA Tournament as Purdue's head coach (9-5 career). She is 136-69 overall in her sixth year at Purdue and 253-134 in her 12th season as a college head coach. Versyp improved to 5-0 in first-round games.
-Courtney Moses set an NCAA Tournament record with a career-high nine three-pointers in the contest. The previous mark of eight was accomplished twice: by Julie Krommenhoek of Utah on March 14, 1998, and Nadia Begay of Boise State on March 17, 2007. (Purdue assistant coach Martin Clapp was co-head coach at Louisville, the opponent in the game Krommenhoek hit her eight three-pointers. His team won 69-61 in the first round contest despite the record number of threes by Krommenhoek.)
-Moses finished with a game-high 29 points, tying her career high for points, set earlier this year at Northwestern. It was the fourth game this season of 20 or more points and the ninth of her career.
-Prior to today, the school record for three-pointers in an NCAA Tournament game was five which was accomplished twice: Jennifer Jacoby vs. Vanderbilt on March 23, 1995, and Ukari Figgs against Louisiana Tech on March 26, 1999.
-Purdue hit 11 three-pointers, setting a school single-game NCAA Tournament record for threes.
-Moses' nine three-pointers are just the second-most by a Boilermaker this season. Brittany Rayburn tied the NCAA record with 12 three-pointers at Minnesota on Jan. 12. Rayburn also hit seven three-pointers against Michigan State on March 2, 2012, in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
-Rayburn has hit 60 three-pointers this season to claim sixth place for threes in a season as a Boilermaker. She needs three three-pointers to move past Stephanie White for fifth place and four to move ahead of Katie Gearlds for fourth.
-Purdue had three players score in double-figures for the 13 time this season. Moses led the way with 29, while Rayburn and KK Houser had 12 points each.
-Houser recorded six assists and five steals against South Dakota State. It was her ninth game of the season with five or more assists (her season- and career-high is 10) and the eighth game of the season with five or more steals (her season- and career-high is six).
-Rayburn set a career high with seven assists. The Naismith Player of the Year candidate finished with 12 points, seven assists a rebound and a steal.
-Sam Ostarello pulled down 11 rebounds, her 12th double-figure rebounding effort of the season. The 6-foot-2 junior from Fort Pierre, S.D., leads the Boilermakers in rebounding at 8.2 rpg. Ostarello also contributed seven points, two assists, two blocks and a steal.
-All 12 Boilermakers saw action against the Jackrabbits and eight scored.
-Freshman Liza Clemons scored a season-high six points and two of her baskets were scored with the shot clock about to expire.
-Purdue recorded 23 assists and just seven turnovers, an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.3:1. The seven turnovers tied a season low for the Boilermakers.
-The Boilermakers also recorded nine blocks and 13 steals. The 13 steals are the most since getting a season-high 17 steals at Indiana on Jan. 19. The Boilermakers forced 15 turnovers on 13 steals.
-Chelsea Jones tied her career high for assists with four (Notre Dame, 1/4/10) and set a career high for steals with four.
-Purdue was outrebounded 33-30 in the contest and improved to 8-7 on the season when losing the battle of the boards.
-The Boilermakers shot 50.0 percent from the field (32-of-64), including 50.0 percent from three-point range (11-of-22). It was the third game this season Purdue has shot 50.0 percent or better from the floor and improved to 3-0 when doing so.
-Purdue improved to 22-1 when shooting a higher field goal percentage than its opponent.
-Moses was 10-of-17 from the field, including 9-of-14 from three-point range.
-Purdue outscored South Dakota State 30-20 on points in the paint and 19-8 on points off turnovers.
-Jill Young led South Dakota State in scoring with 19 points. Jennie Sunnarborg scored 17 points despite being held to 4-of-13 from the field.
SECOND-ROUND GAME: #13/15 PURDUE VS. #25/RV SOUTH CAROLINA NOTES
-Purdue is 2-0 all-time against South Carolina and the teams have never met in an NCAA Tournament game. The last time the teams played was on Nov. 26, 2005.
-The Boilermakers are 12-8 all time in second-round NCAA Championship games and 2-2 in the second round under Versyp. Purdue is 3-1 against No. 5 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, including 2-1 against the five-seed when the No. 4 seed.
-Purdue is looking to advance to the Fresno Regional semifinal game, to be played March 24 in Fresno, Calif. It would be the Boilermakers' 13th NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.
-Rayburn has 1,782 career points and needs just 18 points to become just the sixth Boilermaker to score 1,800 points.
-Rayburn has scored in double-figures 27 times this season and 92 times in her career. If Rayburn were to reach double-figures against the Gamecocks, she will tie Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton for sixth all time at Purdue for double-figure scoring games.
-Rayburn is second all-time at Purdue for three-pointers with 201. Moses moved up to 14th for threes in a career with 97 and needs just three to record her 100th three-pointer as a Boilermaker. Moses has 43 this season and set a freshman school record with 54 last year.
-Ostarello has moved into fifth at Purdue for rebounds in a season with 272 and needs just three boards to pass Sue Bartz for fourth place. Ostarello has pulled down double-digit rebounds in 12 games this season and has four double-doubles on the year, five in her career. The Pierre, S.D., native has pulled down seven or more rebounds in 25 games this season and has led the Boilermakers in rebounding in 24 games this year.