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Women’s B1G Tournament: Purdue Women Win Round One

The women pulled off a victory in round 1. 4 Wins to go.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Purdue vs Rutgers Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The Purdue women kicked off the B1G Ten Tournament with a win last night over the last seeded Illinois Fighting Illini.

Purdue won the game 72-60, lead by Karissa McLaughlin scoring 17 points and having 4 assists. Ae’Rianna Harris was a rebound shy away from a double-double, posting a 13 and 9 stat line.

Lyndsey Whiliby added 14 for the Boilers as well.

This is an uphill climb after a colossal meltdown over the last half of the season, after starting the year 13-5.

The women will have to win four more games this week to win the tournament and get bid into the big dance. I do not see any other way for the ladies to get a bid to the big dance other than to do that.

Tonight, they face the 6 seed, Nebraska Cornhuskers around 8 PM. Earlier in the season, we lost to Nebraska twice, the first loss was by 20, the second loss was only by 6. Maybe, a third time will get us over the hump.

Best of luck to the Women’s Basketball Team tonight! Boiler Up!

Big Ten Tournament Bracket