WBB Continues West to Hawaii
Nov. 22, 2017

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TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Purdue (3-1) at 2017 Rainbow Wahine Challenge
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 24-26, 2017
Stan Sheriff Center (10,300) / Honolulu, Hawaii

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women’s basketball team continues its westward swing Friday, opening play at the 2017 Rainbow Wahine Challenge. The Boilermakers return to the Aloha State for the first time since 2008, where they posted a 2-1 record behind the outstanding play of senior Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton.

LAST TIME OUT
• Purdue suffered its first loss of the season Monday, falling at Utah 81-68
• The Boilermakers committed a season-high 22 fouls, leading to Utah shooting 20-of-23 at the free throw line
• Despite shooting 44.8 percent from the floor, Purdue made just 4-of-15 in the fourth quarter
• The Boilermaker post players shot a combined 61.3 percent from the floor
• Purdue was a perfect 12-for-12 at the free throw line
Andreona Keys led the Boilermakers with 16 points and three assists, while freshman Tamara Farquhar scored a career-high 12 points

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 106-34 all-time in November, including a 22-12 record on the road, a 22-15 mark on neutral floors and a 52-19 mark under Versyp
• Purdue ranks 18th in the nation in field goal percentage through four games, hitting on 49.4 percent from the field
• The Boilermakers are 13th nationally in blocked shots, tossing 6.0 per contest
• Purdue leads the Big Ten and ranks 31st in the country in 3-point field goal percentage, knocking down 40.8 percent from distance
• Sophomore Ae’Rianna Harris was named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday, and leads the conference and ranks seventh in the nation with 4.0 blocks per game
• Junior Nora Kiesler saw her first action of the season Monday, posting six points in a rebound in her return to play

OPPONENT NOTES
• Southern California heads west at 4-0 on the season, including a 75-60 win over Long Beach State on Monday
• The Trojans are ninth in the NCAA and first in the Pac-12 in scoring defense heading into the game, allowing just 49.0 points per game
• Hawai’i enters its annual home tournament at 3-1, winning three straight after a season-opening loss at Portland
• Senior Sarah Toeaina leads Hawai’i with 14.0 points per game, adding 6.3 rebounds per game as well
• Marist enters the week at 1-2 overall, including a 78-72 loss at Northeastern on Sunday
• The Red Foxes average a healthy 9.0 3-pointers per game so far this season

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