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Game Notes: No. 16/22 Purdue vs. IPFW

December 8, 2013

Tipoff: 2 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Dec. 8

Location: Mackey Arena - West Lafayette, Ind.

Television: None

Internet: Big Ten Digital Network - Tyler Goldberg will provide play-by-play, while Liz VanOostenberg will provide analysis and Elizabeth Gates will do sideline reporting.

Radio: Live on WBPE (95.3 BOB-FM) and with Tim Newton providing play-by-play and Jane Schott doing analysis.

The Series: Purdue is undefeated in four meetings with IPFW, dating to the series opener in 2004. The Boilermakers have won by an average of 36.5 points per meeting, but the Mastadons have closed the gap in recent history, including last year's 15-point spread, 69-54, on Dec. 21.

The Rankings: Purdue is ranked 16th by the Associated Press and 22nd in the ESPN/USA Today Division I Coaches' Poll. IPFW is unranked.

The Opponent

IPFW comes to West Lafayette at 4-5 on the year, suffering an 80-67 loss at Evansville on Wednesday, but upsetting Big Ten opponent Michigan State in East Lansing, 81-76, last Sunday. The Mastadons are led by senior Amanda Hyde, who is averaging 22.6 points per game and shooting better than 55% from the field. The reigning Summit League Player of the Year, Hyde poured in 41 points in a win at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 33 points against Indiana, and most recently 32 points at Evansville.

1,000-Point Club

Senior KK Houser became the 28th member of the Boilermakers' 1,000-point club at Duke on Thursday, scoring 20 points against the Blue Devils. She hit the mark in her 107th career game, the 22nd-fastest stretch in school history, and surpassed Lakisha Freeman and Mary Jo Noon for 26th on the all-time scoring list.

Elite Company

Now with 1,000 points and 200 steals in her career, Houser remains just 30 assists shy of becoming the seventh player in Purdue history with 1,000 points, 400 assists and 200 steals. The other six names on this list feature two All-Americans and four of the best point guards to wear the Old Gold and Black.

Boost From the Bench

The Boilermakers continue to get nearly half of their scoring from the bench, averaging 31.1 points per game from their six non-starters. Juniors Whitney Bays and Liza Clemons are leading the charge with 10.6 and 7.1 points per game, and are Purdue's two leading rebounders at 5.0 and 5.6 rebounds per game, respectively.

Good Works by Moses

Courtney Moses was announced Tuesday as one of 202 nominees for the 2014 AllState Good Works Team, including just one of 52 NCAA Division I women's players.

Ranking Run

Purdue is ranked for the 73rd time in their last 76 games, sitting 16th in the AP Poll and 22nd in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.

Relevant Records

  • This is the 39th season in Purdue Women's Basketball history. The Boilermakers are 752-400 all-time.
  • Purdue is 166-81 under head coach Sharon Versyp, who is in her eighth season with the Boilermakers. She has a career record of 283-146.
  • The Boilermakers are 354-179 all-time against non-conference opponents and 15-0 against The Summit League.
  • Purdue is ranked for the 73rd time in their last 76 games, sitting 16th in the AP Poll and tied for 22nd in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.
  • Purdue is 393-121 all-time at home, including a 192-60 record against non-conference opponents.
  • The Boilermakers are 175-79 all-time in the month of December, including an 88-19 mark at home and a 7-6 record on Dec. 8.

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