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Final

Minnesota 53

(8-7, 0-1 Big Ten)

(20) Purdue 57

(11-3, 1-0 Big Ten)

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2011

    Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

    1 2 T
    MINN 32 2153
    #20PUR 28 2957

    Top Performers

    Minnesota: R. Banham 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Purdue: K. Houser 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Antionette Howard scores go-ahead basket to lift Purdue

    Associated Press

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Antionette Howard scored the go-ahead basket and K.K. Houser had 15 points to lead Purdue (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) to a 57-53 victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten opener for both teams Friday night.

    The Boilermakers (11-3) shot just 30.4 percent, but tied the game at 50 on a free throw by Sam Ostarello, and then Howard scored on a layup to give Purdue its first lead in the second half at 52-50.

    Howard scored again with 1:27 left in the game to give the Boilermakers a 54-52 lead. She finished with 13 points and four rebounds.

    Rachel Banham scored 15 points and Leah Cotton had 11 for the Golden Gophers (8-7).

    Minnesota took a lead in the first half after being tied at 19 when Katie Loberg hit a jumper, which sparked the Golden Gophers on a 7-0 run.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MINN
    PUR
    Points 53 57
    FG Made-Attempted 19-61 (.311) 17-56 (.304)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 20-28 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 6

    Game Leaders

     
    MINN
    PUR
    PointsR. Banham 15K. Houser 15
    ReboundsK. Loberg 13B. Rayburn 7
    AssistsL. Cotton 4K. Houser 4
    StealsK. Buford 3K. Houser 2
    BlocksK. Buford 2A. Guyton 4

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