Purdue-Wisconsin Notes

March 8, 2013

Recap |  Box Score |  Quotes


  • The Boilermakers are 35-10 in Big Ten Tournament play and lead all teams in tournament wins. They are 14-5 in quarterfinal games.
  • Purdue improved to 4-1 vs. Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament
  • Head coach Sharon Versyp is now 15-4 in Big Ten Tournament games and trails only Ohio State's Jim Foster (20) in wins among active coaches.
  • Senior forward Sam Ostarello had a team-best 11 rebounds, her 15th double-digit effort this season.
  • KK Houser led the Boilermakers offense with 15 points, her seventh-straight double-digit game.
  • Today's game marked the fifth time this year the Boilermakers trailed at the half and won, including the second time vs. Wisconsin. Purdue trailed the Badgers 28-20 on Feb. 14, and went on to win 58-48.
  • Purdue shot 50 percent in the first half (15-30), making four-straight halves of 50 percent or better from the field (second half vs. Michigan State; both halves vs. Illinois)
  • Purdue held the Badgers without a field goal for eight minutes in the second half (18:22-10:21), and went on a 25-6 run, turning an eight-point deficit into a 60-49 lead with 6:13 to play.
  • The Boilermakers finished with 23 assists, two off their season high. That is tied for fourth on the Big Ten Tournament single-game list and is a tournament record for Purdue.
  • All nine Boilermakers that saw five minutes or more of action put points on the board. The Purdue bench finished with a 25-5 scoring advantage.
  • Freshman center Taylor Manuel tied her career high for assists (3) and steals (2).


  • Junior center Cassie Rochel tallied three blocks in the game, moving to fourth on Wisconsin's all-time list (114). She also climbed to second on the single-season list (80). She averaged 3.0 blocks per game in tournament play.
  • Senior Tiera Stephen finished with four rebounds, just one shy of 300 for her career.
  • Junior guard Morgan Paige finished with two assists, giving her 100 in her career. Paige played 40+ minutes for the third-straight game and 10th time this season.
  • Freshman guard Tessa Cichy had a career-high 14 points, 10 of which came in the first half. Her five free throws made was also a career best. Cichy made her second-straight start, with her 25 appearances prior to the Big Ten Tournament coming off the bench.
  • Cichy also tied her career high with six rebounds, leading the Badgers in that stat for the first time this season.
  • Wisconsin trailed Purdue 25-18 with 8:46 to play in the first half. The Badgers would reel off a 25-10 run to take a 43-35 lead with 18:21 remaining.
  • Sophomore forward Jacki Gulczynski led the Badgers with 21 points, her third game of 20 or more points this season. She averaged 17.5 ppg in two Big Ten Tournament games.