WBB Hosts Miami (Ohio) Wednesday
Nov. 13, 2017

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION
Miami (Ohio) (1-0) at Purdue (1-0)
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 / 7 p.m. ET / BTN+
Mackey Arena (14,804) / West Lafayette, Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women's basketball team opens its home schedule on Wednesday, hosting Miami (Ohio) in Mackey Arena for a 7 p.m. ET tip. It marks the first meeting between the Boilermakers and Redhawks since 1984, and the second of four games for the Boilermakers' against Mid-American Conference opponents this season.

LAST TIME OUT
• Purdue won its season opener Friday, earning a 79-69 come-from-behind win at Central Michigan
• The Boilermakers improve to 35-8 all-time in the first game of the year and 7-6 in season-openers on the road
• The win was the first-ever for the program at CMU
• Purdue set a program record with 36 points in the third quarter, breaking the previous mark of 31 set at Minnesota in 2016
• The Boilermakers came back from 16 points down in the second half, tying the fifth-largest comeback in program history and the second-best ever on the road
• Purdue boasted a 27-7 advantage on points off turnovers and a 15-5 edge on fast break points
• The Boilermakers hit 18-of-25 at the free throw line with all 25 attempts coming in the second half
• Purdue was outrebounded 40-24 in the win, marking the fourth-fewest rebounds in a victory in program history


 

 

HEAD COACH Sharon Versyp
• Versyp heads into her 18th season as a head coach and 12th on the Boilermaker sidelines, making her the longest tenured head coach in program history
• Her 238 wins at Purdue are the most in school history, and she enters 2017-18 just nine 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 10-1 in home-openers under Versyp
• The last time Purdue and Miami (Ohio) met, Versyp was a freshman at Purdue, playing in the fourth game of her career, and the Boilermakers' earned a 79-54 win

#BOILERNOTES
• The Boilermakers are 40-2 all-time in their first game of the season at Mackey Arena, including 19 in a row from 1995-to-2013, and a 10-1 mark under Versyp
• Purdue aims for its third straight home-opening victory Wednesday, defeating Jacksonville State (67-48) in 2015 and USC Upstate (71-41) last season
• The Boilermakers knocked down 9-of-16 from behind the arc in the season-opener, the best of any Big Ten team opening weekend
• Purdue is +12 on turnover margin after its first game, forcing 23 in the opener
Karissa McLaughlin was named the Big Ten Conference Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday after posting 21 points, five assists and four steals in her Boilermaker debut
Tiara Murphy knocked down six 3-pointers in the season opener, becoming the first player to hit at least six in a game since Courtney Moses made seven vs. Iowa in 2014
Andreona Keys is set to play in her 100th career game Wednesday
• Keys had 19 points and eight boards in her season opener, hitting 6-of-8 from the field

OPPONENT NOTES
• Miami (Ohio) won their season opener this weekend, topping visiting Detroit Mercy 91-64
• The Redhawks scored 90 points in regulation for the first time since the 2013-14 season
• Sophomore Lauren Dickerson paced Miami with 26 points and eight assists, while classmate Savannah Kluesner added 20 points and 10 rebounds
• Dickerson attended Lawrence North High School with Purdue sophomores Ae'Rianna Harris and Lamina Cooper, where they made a pair of state semifinals (2015, 2016)
• Miami first-year head coach Megan Duffy is a familiar face, having spent the last three seasons at Michigan
• The Boilermakers are also very familiar with Redhawk assistant Michaela Mabrey, who played for last year's Notre Dame squad and met Purdue in the second round of the NCAA Tournament

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