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Final

(16) Purdue 59

(22-5, 11-2 Big Ten)

Michigan 54

(10-16, 3-10 Big Ten)

7:00 PM ET, February 15, 2007

1 2 T
#16PUR 28 3159
MICH 29 2554

Top Performers

Purdue: K. Gearlds 21 Pts, 7 Reb

Michigan: C. Benson 15 Pts, 3 Reb

Gearlds' 21 provide boost, No. 15 Purdue fends off Michigan

Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Katie Gearlds scored 21 points and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton added 19, leading Purdue (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today; No. 16 AP) to a 59-54 victory over Michigan on Thursday night.

Gearlds' 3-pointer with a minute remaining gave Purdue (22-5, 11-2 Big Ten) a 55-50 lead after Wisdom-Hylton had broken a 50-50 tie.

Carly Benson, who led Michigan (10-16, 3-10) with 15 points, drew the Wolverines to within three with a late basket, but FahKara Malone's free throws with 21.7 seconds pushed Purdue's lead back to five. Wisdom-Hylton blocked Benson's 3-point attempt before Gearlds capped the win with two free throws.

Michigan, which led by one at halftime, led 47-45 with 4:03 remaining after Ta'Shia Walker broke a tie with two free throws. But Gearlds and Wisdom-Hylton scored the next four points, giving Purdue a two-point lead. Gearlds, who didn't score for more than 14 minutes in the second half, extended the Boilermakers' lead to 50-47 by making one of two free throws.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PUR
MICH
Points 59 54
FG Made-Attempted 24-50 (.480) 17-50 (.340)
3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 6-20 (.300)
FT Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 14-17 (.824)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 7

Game Leaders

 
PUR
MICH
PointsK. Gearlds 21C. Benson 15
ReboundsK. Gearlds 7S. Skrba 8

2006-07 Season

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Dec 28, 2006 @PUR 79, MICH 35Recap | Box Score
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