CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Katie Gearlds made a go-ahead
3-pointer in the final minute to finish with 13 points, and No. 15
Purdue held Arkansas without a field goal for the last eight
minutes in a 55-51 victory Thursday night in the opening round of
the Flint Hills Resources Islander Classic.
Two free throws by Kristin Peoples gave Arkansas a 51-49 lead
with two minutes left. After the Razorbacks failed to score off
three Purdue turnovers, Gearlds hit her 3-pointer with 37 seconds
left to give the Boilermakers a 52-51 lead.
Erin Lawless added 11 for Purdue (2-0).
Peoples had a game-high 14 points for Arkansas (2-1), and Sheree
Thompson added 10.
Purdue outrebounded Arkansas 49-31 in a game that featured six
ties and seven lead changes.
Purdue will play Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, a 73-57 winner over
Idaho State, in Friday's title game.