Nov. 6, 2009
Complete Game Notes
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
Tip: 2 p.m. ET
Internet Video: None
Radio: WPBE 95.3 BOB-FM and purduesports.com. Tim Newton (play-by-play) and Jane Schott (analyst) will call the action.
Rankings: Purdue is ranked No. 23 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll and Lindsey Wilson is ranked No. 17 in the NAIA coaches' poll.
Live Stats: GameTracker live stats are provided for each Purdue home game. A link to those stats is available at purduesports.com.
Lindsey Wilson College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Columbia, Ky. The Blue Raiders are a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and were selected No. 17 in the NAIA Women's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll. LWC is led by junior center Viktoria Krell, the 2009 Mid-South Conference Player of the Year and senior guard Sierra Rambert, an all-conference selection last season. In 2008-09, the Blue Raiders finished with a 25-9 record and advanced to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament before losing to top-ranked Union (Tenn.) University. On Nov. 2, Lindsey Wilson lost an exhibition game at Western Kentucky, 96-63 and will play its regular-season opener against Union College on Nov. 7 at home before traveling to West Lafayette, Ind., for Sunday's matchup.
Purdue opens regular-season competition at home against Western Illinois on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. ET. The game will be available as a live video web stream at bigtennetwork.com.
Head Coach Sharon Versyp
Former Boilermaker point guard, Sharon Versyp is entering her fourth season as head coach at Purdue. She has a 75-32 record for a win percentage of 70.1 percent. The Mishawaka, Ind., native has a career mark of 192-97 and should reach the 200-win plateau this season, her 10th as a collegiate head coach. At Purdue, Versyp is averaging 25 wins per season, the second-best three-year average in school history. Kristy Curry averaged 26 wins in her first three years. Versyp has led the Boilermakers to two Big Ten Tournament championships (2007 and 2008) and to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight twice (2007 and 2009).
Purdue in Exhibition Games
- The Boilermakers are 34-3 in preseason exhibition games.
- Purdue played its first preseason exhibition game Nov. 11, 1989, defeating a team from New Zealand 79-57.
- Purdue's last preseason exhibition game was a 68-50 victory over the OGBR Legends on Nov. 9, 2008, in Mackey Arena.
Poston Out With Injury
Sophomore Chantel Poston suffered an Achilles tendon injury on Oct. 1 that required surgery. She tore the tendon in her right foot during a conditioning drill and the 5-foot-10 guard is expected to miss the season.
Senior point guard FahKara Malone is just 65 steals away from setting the Purdue career steals record. The Evansville, Ind., native has 263 career steals, while former two-time All-American Katie Douglas owns the record with 327. Malone has averaged 87.7 steals a season. She recorded 104 thefts as a freshman, 89 as a sophomore and had 70 steals as a junior, despite missing nine games due to injury.
Senior Jodi Howell set the season record for three-point field goal percentage in 2008-09. She connected on 59 of 125 threes for 47.2 percent, leading the team and the Big Ten in three-point field goal accuracy. The Alexandria, Ind., native currently holds the school record for career three-point field goal percentage (minimum of 100 attempts) with a mark of 42.5 percent (131-308) through three seasons.
The Boilermakers have a 7-3 NCAA Tournament record under head coach Sharon Versyp, advancing to the Elite Eight twice in three years. Purdue is one of only nine teams that have earned a birth in the regional finals two of the last three years. Arizona State, Maryland, Stanford, Tennessee, North Carolina, Rutgers and LSU have advanced at least that far twice since 2006-07, and Connecticut has done it all three seasons.