Purdue sends seniors out in style

The Boilermakers rolled Nebraska, earning an important win on Senior Day.

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Senior Night is always a special night for a program, but in Purdue's case, this senior class was very special. Courtney Moses, Dee Dee Williams and KK Houser have been the life blood of this team.

All three started Sunday's game with Nebraska. That included Houser, who tore her ACL just a month ago. It was just the emotional spark the Boilermakers needed as they dominated Nebraska, 82-66.

Moses played one of her best games of the year. In the first half, she kept Purdue ahead of Nebraska basically by herself. She had 18 points and was 7-of-7 from the free throw line in the first stanza. Moses knew she had to play well for the Boilers to have a chance.

"Nebraska is a good team and we knew we had to play our best to win and we played really well," she said.

Williams didn't do as much scoring as Moses, but still played her role in the game to play defense and got the hustle plays.

"I just played my game and I always just want to help the team anyway I can," Williams said.

The other stars of the game were Hayden Hamby and Bridget Perry. Hamby did most of her damage on the first half going 3-for-3 from the field totaling seven points. Perry played aggressive in the second and Coach Versyp knew she had it in her.

"Bridget has always been a very talented player and today she finally brought her whole game together and defiantly helped our team win," said Versyp.

Purdue needed this win badly. Now, the Boilermakers have the fourth seed going into the Big Ten Tournament, and that means they get a bye in the first round. The Boilers keep getting players off the bench that are contributing in a major way.

If this trend continues, Purdue is going to be one tough out in the postseason.

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