March 7, 2009
Pregame: We are courtside at Conseco Fieldhouse getting ready for the first semifinal of the night between #3 Purdue and #7 Wisconsin...
(20:00, 1st Half): Wisconsin wins the jump ball and we are under way. Badgers score on the first possession and lead 2-0.
(14:45, 1st Half): Purdue opens up a 9-7 lead as we head into our first media timeout. Purdue's ball when we return.
(11:20, 1st Half): Purdue 17, Wisconsin 12 at the under-12 media timeout. Badgers ball coming back out.
(8:57, 1st Half): Back-to-back 3's per team as Purdue leads 22-19 ...
(7:49, 1st Half): Purdue 22, Wisconsin 21 at the under-8 media timeout.
(5:45, 1st Half): Wisconsin 25, Purdue 22 as the Badgers have reeled off six straight to force Sharon Versyp to call timeout for Purdue.
(3:54, 1st Half): With one second left on the shot clock, Wisconsin is fouled while attempting a three-pointer ... Badgers lead 25-24 and will shoot THREE free throws out of timeout.
(1:30, 1st Half): Wisconsin calls timeout leading 30-29.
(Halftime): Purdue leads Wisconsin at halftime 31-30 ... back for more in 15 minutes.
(17:14, 2nd Half): Purdue scores the first 7 points of the second half leading Wisconsin to call timeout. Purdue 38, Wisconsin 30.
(15:46, 2nd Half): Under-16 media timeout ... Purdue 38, Wisconsin 32.
(12:25, 2nd Half): Timeout, Wisconsin. Purdue has opened up a 49-33 lead and has outscored Wisconsin 19-4 this half.
(11:16, 2nd Half): Wisconsin scores four straight to cut their deficit to 12 points as we go to the under-12 media timeout.
(7:54, 2nd Half): Purdue has opened a 17-point lead. The Boilermakers have outscored the Badgers 30-14 this half. Purdue 61, Wisconsin 44.
(5:42, 2nd Half): Purdue calls timeout up 65-49.
(3:38, 2nd Half): Under-4 media timeout ... Purdue has opened up a 20-point lead ... Purdue 69, Wisconsin 49.
Final score from Indianapolis ... Purdue 70, Wisconsin 56 -- Purdue advances to the championship game tomorrow evening (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) ... Ohio State vs. Iowa is up next on Big Ten Network!