Postgame Notes: Rutgers-Purdue
March 1, 2018

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  • Rutgers advances to the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, where they will take on #1 seed Ohio State tomorrow (March 2) at 12:00 EST.
  • The win for Rutgers is the 997th in the career of Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer, who is in her 47th year as head coach of Rutgers.
  • With the score tied 60-60 Tyler Scaife scored on a jumper with four seconds left to give Rutgers the go-ahead basket.
  • The matchup today was the first time Purdue and Rutgers played each other in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Following a 6-0 run by Purdue to tie the game 6-6 at the 5:25 mark of the first quarter, Rutgers used an 9-0 run to jump out to a 15-6 lead and held Purdue scoreless for 4:40 of game play. Rutgers led 15-8 at the end of the opening quarter.
  • Tyler Scaife scored 19 points and moved into second on the Rutgers all-time career scoring list as she passed Cappie Pondexter (2002-06). Scaife now has 2,220 career points.
  • Scaife is No. 5 among active leading scorers in NCAA DI with her 2,220 points.
  • Scaife moved up on the career field goals record list for Rutgers and now ranks seventh with 246 field goals.
  • Scaife scored seven of the Scarlet Knights first eight points in the third quarter.
  • As a team Rutgers made seven of its first 10 shots of the second half. The Scarlet Knights shot 14-of-25 (56 percent) from the field in the second half and 27-of-53 (50.9 percent) from the field for the game.
  • Rutgers held Purdue below their season scoring average. It’s the 28th time in 31 games this season Rutgers has held an opponenet below their scoring average.
  • Rutgers held Purdue to one field goal in the final 5:23 of the third quarter.
  • Rutgers recorded 10 team blocks.
  • Rutgers held a 32-22 advantage over Purdue in points in the paint.


  • With two 3-pointers, Karissa McLaughlin extends her own freshman record for 3-pointers in a season to 67, separating her by six from second place.
  • Dominique Oden scored 25 points, making her the 10th sophomore at Purdue to reach the 400 point scoring mark. It was the 21st time this season she has scored in double-figures and sixth time with 20 or more points.
  • Ae’Rianna Harris grabbed eight boards, taking sole position of the ninth spot on the Purdue single-season record list.
  • After trailing by nine early in the game, a 3-pointer by Dominique Oden with 38 seconds left in the first half put the Boilermakers up one for their first lead of the game.
  • Ae’rianna Harriss’ 10 points, and Karissa McLaughlins’ 13 points, made it their 21st and 16th time with double digit scoring respectively all season.
  • The Boilermakers took care of the ball, turning it over only 12 times, eight less than the last time they played the Scarlett Knights.
  • Dominique Oden tied a career-high nine made field goals, scoring just one point less than her career best.
  • This is only the sixth loss that Purdue has suffered in the first round in Big Ten Tournament.