Women's Hoops Blog

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It has been an up and down season for Purdue, but last night they pulled off their biggest win as they downed Ohio State 63-61 at Mackey.

Freshmen K.K. Houser, Ashley Wilson and Sam Ostarello combined for 40 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and two steals and helped their team overcome a 16-0 deficit at the start of the game.

Coach Versyp was naturally pleased. "I wanted it for them. I wanted it for this team. We're this close. They're good kids, they work so hard. When you have this type of win for the program and this type of win for these kids, that's what it was about."

The two stars for the Buckeyes (Lavender and Prahalis) went a combined 9 for 31 from the floor. Prahalis had a wide open lay up to force the game into overtime, but did not convert. "I'd say in the last two games we missed a lot of layups," OSU coach Jim Foster said. "I mean point-blank shots, and you're not going to be a real good team if you continue to do that."