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Dec. 9, 2017

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Ohio (4-3) at Purdue (6-4)
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 / 2 p.m. ET / Big Ten Network
Mackey Arena (14,804) / West Lafayette, Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women’s basketball aims to follow up on its highest scoring output of the season Sunday, hosting Ohio University at Mackey Arena for its first game on the Big Ten Network this year. It marks Purdue’s fourth game against a Mid-American Conference opponent this season, aiming to win its second straight after Friday’s victory.

• Purdue posted its largest win of the season Friday, racing past Valparaiso at Mackey Arena 95-49
• The Boilermakers shot better than 50 percent as a team for the third time this season, hitting on 55.2 percent from the field
• Purdue finished the game on a 60-14 run over the final 24 minutes of regulation, surrendering just four second-half field goals
• The Boilermakers’ 90-point scoring total is their first since Jan. 24, 2016 vs. Iowa
• The Boilermakers dished out 24 assists on 32 field goals, while committing six turnovers, tied for third-fewest in program history and the lowest single-game total since committing six at Michigan on Feb. 9, 2014
• Purdue’s 11 blocked shots tied for the seventh-largest single-game mark in program history, its highest total since posting 12 vs. Wright State on Dec. 21, 2014
• The Boilermakers had five players in double figures for the first time since Jan. 11, 2017 at Wisconsin



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 243 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

• The Boilermakers are 196-85 all-time in December, including a 104-23 record at home and a 53-25 mark under Versyp
• The Boilermakers are 5-0 this season when scoring at least 70 points, and 5-0 when at least four players score in double figures
• Purdue leads the Big Ten Conference in 3-point shooting (.393) and blocked shots (5.6 per game)
• Freshman Karissa McLaughlin a career-high four 3-pointers vs. Valparaiso on Friday, finishing with 14 points and posted her fourth game with at least five assists
• Fellow rookie Tamara Farquhar started her second career game last time out, scoring in double figures with 11 points and four rebounds
• Sophomore Ae’Rianna Harris has a team-best four double-doubles this season, including 15 points and 11 rebounds Friday, and the Boilermakers are 4-0 when she posts one
• Sophomore Lamina Cooper has scored a career-high in back-to-back games, netting 17 Friday vs. Valparaiso, shooting 56 percent from the floor during the two-game stretch

• Ohio comes to Mackey Arena at 4-3 on the season, having lost two straight heading into Sunday’s game
• The Bobcats fell to visiting IUPUI 76-52 before a 71-64 road loss at Cleveland State on Wednesday
• Ohio has the No. 1 turnover margin in the NCAA at 13.57, and ranks third in the country with 15.3 steals per game
• The Bobcats lead the MAC and rank 14th in the NCAA with 12.4 turnovers per game
• Freshman Cierra Hooks leads the team in scoring with 12.1 points per game off the bench, and ranks 18th in the nation with 3.4 steals per contest
• Redshirt senior Taylor Agler transferred to Ohio from Purdue archrival Indiana, where she played in 2014-15
• It’s been 18 years since Purdue and Ohio have met, last playing in the Boilermakers’ 1998-99 NCAA Championship season
• The third-ranked Boilermakers earned a 92-52 win in Athens, marking their third straight win in the series
• Purdue legends Stephanie White and Katie Douglas scored 17 points apiece to lead the Boilermakers, while Ukari Figgs added 16 points


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