Purdue rolls Arkon, 84-55, in NCAA tourney opener
(AP) Whitney Bays scored 20 points and Courtney Moses added 12 as Purdue routed Akron 84-55 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.
It proved to be a milestone day for the Boilermakers (22-8). Moses tied the school’s career record for 3s. She made two, giving her 238 – the same total Katie Gearlds had during her All-American career. The win also gave coach Sharon Versyp her 300th career win, and it set up a Monday night showdown between the fourth-seeded Boilermakers, who have won 11 of 13, and fifth-seeded Oklahoma State.
The Cowgirls advanced with a 61-60 overtime win over 12th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast.
Purdue broke out to a 20-2 lead, scored the first six points of the second half and never let the Zips get closer than 14.