You're either helping or hurting your chances from day one..
To make the ncaa tournament..
Every game is an evaluation..
Every game matters..
Step one for the purdue women's basketball team?
Win all your non- conference home matchups..
The gold and black hosting northern illinois at mackey arena for a sunday matinee..
Sharon versyp's team actually down 5 at the half..
But purdue able to regain control of the game..
And it starts with kayana traylor..
The crossover and tough finish underneath goes..
Two of her 16 points on the day..
Purdue takes a four point lead..
Now to the fourth quarter..
Traylor finds tamara farquhar in the short corner... she knocks down the jumper..
But niu hanging around all game long..
With under a minute to play... mya starks driving for the huskies..
The layup is good..
Niu is within three points..
She turns right around and fouls quickly..
So you gotta hit your free throws to win this one..
Traylor does just that..
And ae'rianna harris seals this one off..
With a stuff on the other end..
Purdue holds on to win..
68-63 the final score..