BTN.com staff, January 10, 2016
Purdue took advantage of a monumental occasion Sunday afternoon, welcoming home Purdue Athletics Hall of Famer Katie Douglas, earning head coach Sharon Versyp her 207th win as the Boilermaker head coach and regaining control of the Barn Burner Trophy with a 63-53 victory over visiting archrival Indiana at Mackey Arena.
With the win Versyp becomes the winningest head coach in program history, surpassing Lin Dunn, who has held the record since 1996. The Boilermakers honored Versyp with a postgame celebration after the win with words from athletics director Morgan Burke, senior associate athletics director Nancy Cross, associate head coach Nadine Morgan and more.
The Boilermakers, who won their eighth straight to improve to 13-2 overall and 4-0 in Big Ten play, tied for the conference lead with Ohio State, set the tone with their defense early, holding Indiana without a bucket for almost the first four minutes.
Ashley Morrissette flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 12 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals, while committing no turnovers for the game. Andreona Keys secured her first career double-double, piling up 10 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high three blocks.
Purdue aims to continue its win streak at 7 p.m. ET Thursday vs. Minnesota.https://twitter.com/Coach_Dunn/status/686295850746773504
Here are some highlights from the victory: