WBB Heads West to Utah
Nov. 19, 2017

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION
Purdue (3-0) at Utah (2-1)
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 / 7 p.m. MT / Pac-12 Network
Jon M. Huntsman Center (8,000) / Salt Lake City, Utah

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women’s basketball team opens up a stretch of four games away from home over seven days tomorrow, heading to Salt Lake City, Utah to face the University of Utah. The Boilermakers have rode the hot hand of sophomore Ae’Rianna Harris for their last two victories, as the 6-foot-1 forward shot 72 percent from the field in a pair of wins last week.

LAST TIME OUT
• Purdue won its third straight game Saturday, defeating visiting Lamar at Mackey Arena 79-64
• The Boilermakers hit on 53.7 percent from the field, marking back-to-back games shooting at least 50 percent
• Purdue had four players score in double figures for the second straight game
• Purdue was +10 on the boards (39-29), marking their largest rebounding margin of the season
• The Boilermakers opened and finished the second quarter on 9-0 runs, going on to outscore the Cardinals 25-6 in the frame
• The six second quarter points are tied for second-fewest by a Purdue opponent in program history
• Harris had her second straight double-double, finishing with 18 points, 14 rebounds and new career-high marks of four assists and seven blocked shots
• Fellow sophomore Lamina Cooper scored a career-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting


 

 

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 240 wins at Purdue are the most in school history, and she is 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

#BOILERNOTES
• The Boilermakers are 106-33 all-time in November, including a 22-11 record on the road and a 52-18 mark under head coach Sharon Versyp
• Saturday’s win made Purdue 3-0 to open the season for the 20th time in program history and the eighth time in 12 seasons under Versyp
• Purdue has eclipsed the 70-point scoring total in each of its first three games of the season for the first time since the 2010-11 season and the 10th time in program history
• Purdue is shooting 50.9 percent from the field on the season, good for third in the Big Ten and 20th in the NCAA
• Harris’ seven blocks Saturday are tied for fourth-most in a single game at Purdue, and the most in a regulation length game for the Boilermakers since Danielle Campbell set the program record with 11 vs. Butler on November 17, 2007
• Senior Andreona Keys dished out a season-best six assists Saturday vs. Lamar; the Boilermakers are 14-2 when she deals at least five assists in a game in her career

OPPONENT NOTES
• Utah heads into Monday’s game at 2-1, coming off an 85-58 victory at Weber State on Friday
• The Utes are led by juinor forward Megan Huff, who heads into Monday averaging 16.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, including a 20-point effort Friday at Weber State
• Like Purdue, Utah features a few players from outside the United States with three players from Canada and one from Finland
• Purdue and Utah have met just once in program history as the No. 9 seed Boilermakers topped eighth-seeded and No. 17 ranked Utah in Mackey Arena in the opening round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament
• The victory was NCAA Tournament win No. 4 for Boilermaker head coach Sharon Versyp, leading Purdue to its second national tournament in as many seasons with the program

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