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Boilers Fall in Bloomington 73-51


Purdue converted only 30.4 percent from the field in the regular-season finale


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Purdue women’s basketball team finished up the regular season Sunday, suffering a 73-51 loss at Indiana to finish the schedule 17-14 overall and 8-10 in conference play. The Boilermakers struggled to score, making just 30.4 percent from the floor, 1-of-13 from 3-point range and 15-of-25 at the free throw line.


The Boilermakers await final word of their Big Ten Tournament seeding as they’re currently tied for 10th place with Indiana in the conference standings, and are still eligible to be either the No. 10 or No. 11 seed based on Sunday’s conference results.


Junior Ae’Rianna Harris did the bulk of the scoring for the Boilermakers, finishing with 19 points, nine rebounds and a pair of blocked shots. Freshman Kayana Traylor totaled 12 points and a career-high four steals and was the only other Purdue player in double figures.


Purdue’s shooting percentage was its second-lowest of the season and worst of the Big Ten Conference schedule, while Indiana’s 46 rebounds were the most by any Boilermaker opponent this season. Indiana hit 23-of-43 over the first three quarters, leading by as many 33 in the third quarter.


Junior Ali Patberg led the Hoosiers with 18 points, while sophomore Jaelynn Penn had 13 and fellow sophomore Bendu Yeaney added 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.