Purdue Closes 2020 Against Nebraska
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Closing out the 2020 portion of its schedule, the Purdue women’s basketball team is set to host Nebraska at Mackey Arena on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. tip on the Big Ten Network with Lisa Byington and Meghan McKeown on the call.
Tim Newton and Jane Schott will provide the coverage on 95.3 BOB FM or the TuneIn app.
Purdue (4-2) vs. Nebraska (3-2)
Wednesday, Dec. 23
Time: 7 PM
Radio: 95.3 BOB FM
Live Stats: PurdueStats.com
The Boilermakers held on in a shootout 91-87 win at Penn State on Sunday afternoon. Purdue shot a season-best 56.4% from the field with nine 3-pointers to come from five points down in the fourth quarter. Kayana Traylor posted a career-high 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting and knocked down 8-of-10 free throws. Fatou Diagne posted her second straight game of 13 points and nine rebounds.
Brooke Moore just missed out on her third 20-point game of the year, finishing with 19 at Penn State. The junior is averaging 16.5 points over her last four outings, including a team-best 16 assists from the last three games. Tamara Farquhar leads the Big Ten with 54 rebounds on the year and sits fourth with nine boards per night.
• Purdue leads the all-time series against Nebraska 9-6 with a 2-3 mark at home.
• The Boilermakers moved back to .500 in the Big Ten with a 91-87 win over Penn State on Sunday. The Boilermakers topped 90 points for the first time since Jan. 17, 2016, at Ohio State. Purdue is 12-0 when scoring 90 points in the Sharon Versyp era.
• Purdue has scored 80 points in three games this season, matching its total from last year.
• Kayana Traylor climbed up to 15th in the conference in scoring with 16.5 points per game after a career-high 28 points at Penn State.
• Despite ranking 10th in the Big Ten in scoring defense, the Boilermakers are tied for fourth in the nation with three wins where opponents have scored at least 70 points. The win at Penn State marked just the 11th in program history when the Boilermakers beat an opponent that scored 80 points.
• Purdue is second in the Big Ten with 98 made free throws and fourth at 16.3 per game.
• Karissa McLaughlin made her 2020 debut at Penn State, playing five minutes, as she continues to work her way back from ankle surgery in July.
• Madison Layden is one of two freshmen in the Big Ten with 15 assists on the year.
• Ra Shaya Kyle leads the nation in offensive rebounding percentage at 26%.
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