No. 22 Purdue women end skid, stop Michigan 60-49
Thursday, February 23, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Brittany Rayburn scored 15 points to help No. 22 Purdue break a three-game losing streak with a 60-49 victory over Michigan on Thursday night.
Rayburn hit double figures for the 88th time in her career. Chantel Poston added 12 points and Courtney Moses 11 for the Boilermakers (20-8, 10-5 Big Ten).
Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines (19-9, 8-7) with 15 points. Carmen Reynolds added 11 points, and Jenny Ryan had game highs of 10 rebounds and four steals.
Purdue had lost five of its last six, though three losses had been to ranked opponents: in triple overtime to Nebraska, at Ohio State and at home against league-leading Penn State.
The Boilermakers shot 45 percent (23 of 51), including 50 percent in the second half, when they extended their 27-23 halftime lead.
Michigan was limited to 37.7 percent shooting (20 of 53) but outrebounded Purdue 36-30.