WBB Set for B1G/ACC Challenge
Nov. 29, 2017

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION
Purdue (5-2) at Georgia Tech (6-1) / Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 7 p.m. ET / ACC Digital Extra
McCamish Pavilion (8,600) / Atlanta, Georgia

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women's basketball continues its non-conference road swing Thursday, heading south to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech in the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The game will be a homecoming for a quartet of Boilermakers: senior Andreona Keys, sophomores Dominique Oden and Miracle Gray and associate head coach Nadine Morgan.

Thursday's game will be coached by two of the top players in program history as standing across from Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp will be 1992 All-American and former Boilermaker assistant coach MaChelle Joseph. Joseph is the Boilermakers' all-time leader in scoring and assists, and helped Purdue to the first Big Ten Conference regular season title in program history in 1991.

LAST TIME OUT
• Purdue won 2-of-3 at the Rainbow Wahine Challenge, defeating tournament host Hawaii and Marist in the final two games of the event
• The Boilermakers led in all but 18 seconds of the two wins, leading Hawaii by as many as 30, and Marist by 21
• Hit on 54.2 percent from the floor against Hawaii, including 60 percent from 3-point range
• Averaged 13.5 turnovers per game in the two wins
• Outrebounded both the Rainbow Wahine and Red Foxes, averaging 15.5 second chance points
• Sophomore Ae'Rianna Harris had 18 points and six rebounds in the Hawaii victory, while classmate Lamina Cooper added 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals
• Harris had her third double-double of the season in the win over Marist, posting 14 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals, and Keys finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals


 

 

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 242 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 108-35 all-time in November, including a 23-12 record on the road and a 53-19 mark under Versyp
• Purdue remains best in the Big Ten and No. 16 in the nation in 3-point shooting, hitting 42.1 percent from 3
• The Boilermakers are also 30th in the nation in field goal percentage, hitting on 46.5 percent from the field
• Purdue is undefeated (4-0) when outrebounding their opponent this season
• When the Purdue starting lineup scores at least 50 points the Boilermakers are 5-0 this season
• Keys surpassed 500 rebounds and 250 assists for her career, becoming the ninth player in Purdue history to hit both marks
• Oden has hit four 3's in back-to-back games, now has seven career games with at least four triples
• Harris has 22 blocks this season and is three rejections shy from becoming the 12th player in program history with 100 career blocks

OPPONENT NOTES
• Georgia Tech enters the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at 6-1, coming off their first loss of the season: an 80-57 setback against No. 9 Baylor
• Seven players average at least six points a game for Georgia Tech led by sophomore Francesca Pan with 12.1 points per game, hitting a team-most 18 3's on the season
• Georgia Tech boasts a +8.4 rebounding margin on the season, including 17.9 offensive boards per game
• Purdue last met Georgia Tech in the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, earning an 85-73 win at Mackey Arena
• The win was the first-ever for Purdue in the event as the 13th-ranked Boilermakers shot 52 percent from the floor and scored 56 points in the paint

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