March 4, 2007
Game Eight Sunday, March 4, 2007
Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Ind.
#2 PURDUE 64 (27-5), #3 MICHIGAN STATE 61 (23-8),
Purdue advances to play either No. 1 Ohio State or No. 5 Penn State in the championship game on Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
Purdue is now 24-7 in the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan State has a record of 10-12 all time in the Big Ten Tournament.
Purdue has a record of 9-1 in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
The Boilermakers are 7-2 as the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and have won one championship as that seed.
Purdue will be making its eighth appearance in the championship game. The Boilermakers have a 5-2 record in Big Ten Tournament championship games. Their last tournament championship came in 2004.
Allyssa DeHann of Michigan State set a new Big Ten single-season record for blocks in the game. She had three blocks in the contest, which gave her a total of 138 for the season. That breaks Michigan's Trish Andrew's record of 136, which had stood since the 1991-92 season.
DeHann closed out the tournament with a total of nine blocks, which stands in third place all time in the Big Ten Tournament record book for blocks in a tournament.
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton of Purdue had 14 rebounds in the contest, which ties for second in the Boilermaker record books for boards in a Big Ten Tournament game.
Purdue's FahKara Malone dished out a career-best tying eight assists in the win for the Boilermakers. That number also ties the Purdue Big Ten Tournament single game record, which was set by Malone on Friday, March 2, in the quarterfinals against Wisconsin.