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(15) Purdue 58

(25-5, 14-2 Big Ten)

Illinois 48

(18-10, 8-8 Big Ten)

    3:00 PM ET, February 25, 2007

    1 2 T
    #15PUR 23 3558
    ILL 20 2848

    Top Performers

    Purdue: K. Gearlds 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    Illinois: J. Smith 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

    Gearlds helps Purdue lock up second in Big Ten

    Associated Press

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Katie Gearlds scored 21 points to lead No. 15 Purdue to a 58-48 victory over Illinois on Sunday.

    The Boilermakers (25-5, 14-2 Big Ten) took advantage of 16 Fighting Illini turnovers and shot 45 percent from the field. Purdue finished in second place in the Big Ten behind No. 25 Ohio State, a 72-58 winner over Michigan on Sunday.

    Purdue held a 23-20 halftime lead.

    Illinois (18-10, 8-8) was hurt by its weak three-point shooting, hitting only two of the 13 shots they took from behind the arc.

    Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton scored 14 points for Purdue.

    Jenna Smith led Illinois in scoring with 18 points.

    Despite the loss, the Illini earned a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament for the first time in seven seasons.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PUR
    ILL
    Points 58 48
    FG Made-Attempted 25-55 (.455) 20-50 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-7 (.286) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 6-8 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 2

    Game Leaders

     
    PUR
    ILL
    PointsK. Gearlds 21J. Smith 18
    ReboundsE. Lawless 5J. Smith 6
    AssistsK. Gearlds 3R. Harris 4
    StealsK. Gearlds 4R. Harris 1

    2006-07 Season

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