LIVE BLOG: Women's Basketball Tournament Game #5

March 6, 2009


Getting ready for the second game of the day ... #3 seed Purdue vs. #6 seed Indiana from Conseco Fieldhouse.  These in-state rivals are battling for the second time this season.

(20:00, 1st Half):  Indiana wins the tip and we are under way.

(14:47, 1st Half):  Fast-paced first segment of the game as Indiana leads 14-10 heading into our first media timeout.

(12:55, 1st Half):  Timeout, Purdue.  Indiana has opened up an eight-point lead at 20-12.

(11:48, 1st Half):  Indiana 20, Purdue 14 ... under-12 media timeout.

(9:55, 1st Half):  Purdue uses their second timeout of the first half as Indiana extends the lead to 27-16.  The Hoosiers are shooting 65% from the field.

(7:40, 1st Half):  Indiana 29, Purdue 18 ... under 8-media timeout.

(4:23, 1st Half):  Timeout, Indiana.  Purdue has made a 9-3 run to cut the deficit to five.

(3:22, 1st Half):  Indiana 34, Purdue 27 ... under 4-minute timeout.

(Halftime):  Indiana 36, Purdue 35.  The Boilermakers pull within one point with an 8-2 run to end the half and a 17-7 run over the final 7:40 ....

(15:45, 2nd Half):  Indiana 42, Purdue 40 with Indiana going to the line to shoot two free throws.

(11:11, 2nd Half):  AND ONE!  Purdue closes within two points with a free throw coming after the media timeout.

(7:45, 2nd Half):  Indiana calls timeout as Purdue takes a three-point lead.  Purdue 55, Indiana 52.

(5:49, 2nd Half):  Purdue 57, Indiana 55 .... under 8-minute media timeout.

(4:19, 2nd Half):  Steal and a bucket for Indiana -- Hoosiers lead 61-59 as we continue to go back and forth here in the second half.



(3:57, 2nd Half):  And one!  Purdue ties it up at 61-61 with a free throw coming after the under-4 media timeout.

(2:09, 2nd Half):  Indiana calls timeout after splitting a pair of free throws and tying the game up at 62.

(1:15, 2nd Half):  After a left-handed runner by Indiana to tie it, Purdue calls timeout.  Both teams have one timeout left in what is now a tie game at 64.

(14.4 seconds, 2nd Half):  Purdue takes a lead with a jail break lay-up ... Indiana uses its final timeout ... down 2 with 14.4 seconds remaining.

Final Score: Purdue 68, Indiana 64 --- Purdue will take on Wisconsin in the first semifinal tomorrow night.