Purdue Women's Basketball

4:10 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Purdue Extends Women's Basketball Coach Versyp Through 2020

Sharon Versyp was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
Credit Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame / http://www.hoopshall.com/hall-of-fame/sharon-versyp/?back=HallofFame

The woman who’s been the Purdue women’s basketball coach for the last eight seasons now has a contract to remain in that job for another six.

Sharon Versyp has signed a contract extension through the 2019-2020 season. Since becoming coach, Versyp’s teams have won 184 games – that’s just 22 fewer than the program won during the tenure of its all-time winningest coach, Lin Dunn, who now coaches the NBA’s Indiana Fever.

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General News
6:43 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Purdue women's basketball nominated for award

The Purdue women’s basketball team has been named a finalist for the Russell Athletic “Together We R”Team Award.

The honor is for programs that have strived to succeed in the face of adversity and exemplify strong commitment to core values of togetherness, courage, and work ethic and heart.

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9:28 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Purdue women beat Northwestern

Courtney Moses scored 26 points to lead the 15th-ranked Purdue women's basketball team to a 77-73 win over Northwestern last night at Mackey Arena.

Sam Ostarello added 10 points and 16 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season.

Head coach Sharon Versyp says getting 16 points off the bench from freshman forward Taylor Manuel was a key to the win.

The Boilers improve to 5-1 in the Big Ten, 16-3 overall.

They play at number-25 Michigan State Sunday afternoon.


4:05 pm
Sat March 17, 2012

Purdue WBB advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

The Purdue women's basketball team has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Boilermakers beat South Dakota State University 83-68 in a first round matchup at Mackey Arena today.

The Boilers were led by Courtney Moses who scored a game-high 29 points.

That included nine three-pointers, which is a record for an NCAA tournament game in any round.

Purdue will take on South Carolina Monday night at Mackey Arena.

The Gamecocks beat Eastern Michigan 80-48 to advance to the second round.

9:24 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Purdue Women #4 seed in NCAA tournament, face S. Dakota State

Big Ten Tournament winner Purdue was chosen as the No. 4 seed in the Fresno Regional and will host first-and second-round contests of  the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.

Purdue opens the tournament against No. 13 South Dakota State on Saturday. A win in the opening round would send Purdue into a second-round showdown against the South Carolina-Eastern Michigan winner.

The Boilermakers advance to the NCAA Championship for the 22nd time in 24 seasons and are the winningest Big Ten team in the tournament field with 43 victories in program history.

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9:02 pm
Sun March 4, 2012

From Europe to Indy: Purdue's Title a True Journey

The Purdue women’s basketball team’s quest for a Big Ten title ended Sunday as they hoped, with a win in the conference’s tournament championship game.  But, it started months ago halfway around the world.

The Boilermakers beat 24th-ranked Nebraska, 74-70, in double overtime to win their 8th tournament crown in 15 seasons.  It was just as they pictured when they envisioned the moment last summer thousands of miles away.

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10:48 pm
Sat March 3, 2012

Rayburn's Late Heroics Lift Purdue to Finals

By her standards, Brittany Rayburn had an off night.  But, the Purdue senior stepped up when it mattered most to give the Boilermakers a 68-66 win over Penn State and a trip to the Big Ten Tournament final.

With the game tied at 66-66, Rayburn drove baseline and hit a runner with 1.4 seconds to play.  A full court heave by the Nittany Lions fell well short and secured the Boilermakers’ 11th trip to the tournament’s final day in 18 years.

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11:53 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Rayburn's Shooting, Poston's Hustle Lead Boilers Past Spartans

It’s hard to top Brittany Rayburn’s January 12th performance at Minnesota when she tied an NCAA record 12 three-pointers.  But, Friday in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals she came close.

On a bigger stage, Rayburn scored 29 points connecting on 7-of-10 from downtown, including her first seven, to lead Purdue past Michigan State 73-64.

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6:40 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Purdue WBB Pushes Streak to Ten

The Purdue women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to double-digits.

The Boilermakers beat Michigan State 67-49 for its tenth straight win.

Alex Guyton and Chelsea Jones each scored a dozen points for the 13th-ranked Boilers.

The win ends a five game slide against the Spartans.

Purdue is on the road for its next two contest; Thursday at Northwestern and Sunday at Iowa.

5:40 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Howard's Career Day Helps Purdue Women Top IU

Purdue’s women’s basketball team remains undefeated in Big Ten play.

The Boilers improve to 6-0 in the conference with a 82-60 win over rival Indiana in Bloomington.

It’s Purdue’s sixth consecutive victory over the Hoosiers.

Antoinette Howard led the way with a career-high 20-points.

She was one of five Purdue players in double-figures.  Fellow senior Brittany Rayburn scored 14, including a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.

The 13th-ranked Boilermakers are winners of nine straight and are 16-3 overall.