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Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:50 pm

WNIT Round of 16: Purdue at Indiana

AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette

WNIT Round of 16

Purdue at Indiana

Assembly Hall, Bloomington

Records: Purdue (20-13), Indiana (19-14)

Outlook: In the first two rounds, the Hoosiers defeated UT-Martin 74-50 and Milwaukee 74-54. The Boilermakers defeated IUPUI 48-46 and Ball State 77-72. ...

The match-up is the first non-conference meeting between the teams (except the Big Ten Tournament) since Dec. 14, 2002, a 53-51 Purdue win in Indianapolis at the Duel in the Dome. ...

Purdue has hit the 20-win mark for the ninth time in 12 seasons under coach Sharon Versyp and 25th time in program history. ...

The Boilermakers are in the round of 16 for the second time in three WNIT appearances. ...

Purdue freshman and Homestead graduate Karissa McLaughlin has played in eight straight contests with 340 consecutive minutes played over the last nine contests, a program record. ...

The Hoosiers received an automatic bid to the tournament as the Big Ten's highest-finishing team that didn't qualify for the NCAA Tournament. ...

Purdue leads the all-time series 54-30, despite falling twice to Indiana during the regular season, a first for the Hoosiers since 1984-85. ...

Indiana is in its fourth appearance in the postseason in the last five seasons and third straight since joining the NCAA in 1981-82.

Indiana hasn't lost to Purdue in Bloomington since 2012. ...

The winner faces Friday's winner of UC Davis at Kansas State in the quarterfinals.

– Aubree Reichel, The Journal Gazette

areichel@jg.net