WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue women’s basketball team went on the road to open Big Ten play and toughed out a 76-71 overtime victory over Michigan State on Monday night. The Boilermakers overcame offensive miscues with stout defense holding the Spartans to 35.2% shooting on the night, while posting a plus-20 margin on the glass.
The Boilermakers (8-1, 1-0) shot 35.2% from the field and made seven 3-pointers in the win. Every player who entered the game for Purdue grabbed a rebound as the Boilermakers won the on the boards 50-30. Rickie Woltman hauled down a season-high 10. Madison Layden matched her career high with eight.
Detroit duo Jeanae Terry and Lasha Petree combined for 24 points, 16 rebounds 10 assists three steals and five blocks. Petree, per usual as of late, led Purdue in scoring with 18 points to go with her eight boards, two assists and three blocks. Terry chipped in six points but dished out eight dimes, grabbed eight rebounds and turned away a pair of shots.
For the game, Purdue committed 30 turnovers. Despite that high number, Michigan State (6-4, 0-1) managed just 18 points on the giveaways. The Boilermakers flipped 16 Spartan miscues into 21 points.
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