Purdue-Michigan State Notes

March 10, 2013

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  • Purdue won its ninth Big Ten title and second in a row. It is the fourth time they have won back-to-back titles (1998-2000; 2003-04; 2007-08).
  • Sharon Versyp joins Ohio State's Jim Foster as the only Big Ten coaches to win four tournament titles
  • Purdue leads the tournament in scoring at 75.5 ppg
  • The Boilermakers opened the game on an 25-8 run. Graduate student forward Drey Mingo had 14 of the 25 points during the run, going 5-for-5 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. That lead stretched to 33-10 with 4:46 left in the half.
  • Mingo started the game 6-for-6 from the field. Her first miss did not come until 11:57 remaining. Mingo finished with a career-best 24 points. Her 10 field goals made tied a career high.
  • In three meetings this year Mingo averaged 20.6 points per game against the Spartans. Her two highest career scoring nights came vs. Michigan State this year (22 on Jan. 27).
  • Mingo set the Big Ten Tournament single-game field goal percentage, shooting 90.9 percent (10-of-11) for the game. She was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player for her efforts.
  • Senior forward Sam Ostatrello tied her career high with five assists. She finished as the tournament's top rebounder with 25.
  • Purdue shot 81.8 percent (9-of-11) from the field in the first 10 minutes of action.
  • Twenty-four of Purdue's 33 first-half points came in the paint.
  • Michigan State's 14 first-half points is the second-fewest allowed by Purdue this season (13 vs. SIUE).

Michigan State

  • Senior guard Jasmine Thomas led the Spartans in scoring with 15 points. She was the team's leading scorer for the second-straight game and the seventh time this season.
  • Sophomore guard Kiana Johnson had four assists and no turnovers, giving her 21 assists and just three turnovers in five career Big Ten Tournament games.
  • Johnson also finished with four steals, just one off her career best.
  • Sophomore forward Becca Mills had three blocked shots in the game, giving her six over her last two outings.
  • The Spartans went more than six minutes (15:50-9:10) without a field goal in the first half. The squad scored just six points over final 15:49 of the half.
  • Michigan State scored more points (15) in the first 8:25 of the second half than in all of the first half of play. That was part of a 23-13 run to open the half for the Spartans as they cut the Purdue lead to nine (46-37) with 6:26 to play.
  • The Spartans turned 15 offensive rebounds into a game-best 12 second-chance points.
  • Michigan State is now 1-1 in Big Ten Tournament championship appearances.
  • With 24 wins, this year's team is tied for third-most wins in a single season in school history.