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Final

(16) Purdue 69

(23-5, 12-2 Big Ten)

Wisconsin 60

(18-10, 7-8 Big Ten)

    2:30 PM ET, February 18, 2007

    1 2 T
    #16PUR 32 3769
    WIS 29 3160

    Top Performers

    Purdue: K. Gearlds 41 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast

    Wisconsin: M. Dunham 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Behind Geralds, Purdue holds off pesky Wisconsin

    Associated Press

    MADISON, Wis. -- Katie Gearlds scored a school-record 41 points as Purdue (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today; No. 16 AP) defeated Wisconsin 69-60 on Sunday.

    Gearlds scored 14 of the Boilermakers' final 15 points as Purdue (23-5, 12-2 Big Ten) pulled away from Wisconsin (18-10, 7-8).

    Mariah Dunham led three Badgers in double figures with 16 points.

    The Badgers went on a 9-0 run to pull within 54-52, but Gearlds made a 3-pointer and scored on Purdue's final four possessions to keep Wisconsin at bay.

    Gearlds was 13-for-20 from the floor and 12-for-13 from the free-throw line, as the Boilermakers' leading scorer broke her previous career high of 33 points. She also added a game-high nine rebounds.

    Danielle Ward scored 12 points and Jolene Anderson added 11 for Wisconsin, which led most of the first half before Gearlds paced a run that gave Purdue a 32-29 lead at the half.

    The Badgers tied the game at 37 early in the second half when Janese Banks and Anderson each made 3-pointers.

    Wisconsin missed its next six shots from beyond the arc as Purdue used an 11-0 run to take a 54-43 lead with 7:57 left. But the Badgers took advantage of three straight Boilermaker turnovers to get back within two, but that was as close as Wisconsin would get.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PUR
    WIS
    Points 69 60
    FG Made-Attempted 25-44 (.568) 25-62 (.403)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 4-17 (.235)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 6-9 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 9 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 12

    Game Leaders

     
    PUR
    WIS
    PointsK. Gearlds 41M. Dunham 16
    ReboundsK. Gearlds 9D. Ward 7
    AssistsF. Malone 7J. Anderson 4
    StealsE. Lawless 2J. Banks 4

    2006-07 Season

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    » Feb 18, 2007 PUR 69, @WIS 60Recap | Box Score
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