Purdue-Nebraska Postgame Notes




March 4, 2012

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TOURNAMENT NOTES

  • Total attendance for all sessions of the 2012 Big Ten Tournament was 30,748. It is the fifth-straight year that 30,000 or more fans have attended the tournament.
  • Four of the last five Big Ten Championship games have been decided by four points or less (2008, 2009, 2010).
  • It is the first time in Big Ten Tournament history the championship game has gone to overtime, and the eighth OT game in tournament history. It is the third time a game has gone to double OT.

PURDUE

  • Purdue wins its eighth Big Ten Tournament title. It is the Boilermakers' first tournament title since 2008.
  • Head coach Sharon Versyp picked up win No. 14 in the Big Ten Tournament and her third tournament title.
  • Purdue is 5-0 against the No. 6 seed.
  • Sophomore guard KK Houser led the way with 19 points, along with five steals.
  • Senior guard Brittany Rayburn had one three-point basket tonight, giving her 200 for her career. Rayburn finished with nine three-point baskets in three tournament games, putting her tied for seventh on the Big Ten Tournament single-season list for threes.
  • Rayburn was 6 of 8 from the free throw line tonight. With 534 career made free throws she passed All-American Stephanie White for third on the Purdue career list. She is shooting 77.7 percent (126-162) from the charity stripe this season.
  • Junior guard Chantel Poston tallied her first double-double this year with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
  • In the last two games combined, Purdue had a +33 rebounding advantage. It won the battle of the boards 51-40 tonight.
  • Purdue is 11-2 this year when the margin of victory is 10 points or less, and 7-1 when four points or less.
  • Purdue's bench outscored Nebraska's reserves, 26-2.

NEBRASKA

  • The series with Purdue is tied at 1-1, with five overtimes played in the two meetings.
  • Nebraska set a new Big Ten Tournament record for points in a tournament with 315, topping the old mark of 307 set by Penn State in 1998.
  • Sophomore forward Jordan Hooper had 25 points tonight and averaged 26 points per game against Purdue this year.
  • Hooper was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line. The 12 free throws ranks tied for fourth on the Big Ten Tournament single-game list. Her 1.000 shooting percentage ties the tournament record. She was 24 of 28 from the charity stripe for the tournament.
  • Hooper finished the tournament with 79 points, sixth in Big Ten Tournament history.
  • Junior guard Lindsey Moore led the team with a season-high 27 points. She had 26 points in the first meeting with the Boilermakers.
  • Moore tallied 75 points in three games, tied for seventh on the Big Ten Tournament list.
  • Trailing 25-14 with 8:21 to play the first half, the Cornhuskers rattled off a 13-2 run go into halftime tied at 27-all.
  • Nebraska finished 26 of 29 from the free throw line. It is the 13th time this year the Cornhuskers have gone to the line 25 or more times in a game.