WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Liza Clemons scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 22 Purdue handled Northwestern 90-65 on Thursday night.
Purdue (14-5, 4-3 Big Ten) closed the first half on a 13-4 run to take a 45-34 lead into halftime. The Boilermakers continued to pull away after the break, opening the half on an 11-3 run, and Northwestern (12-7, 2-4) was unable to cut the deficit to single digits during the second half.Northwestern came within 71-59 with 7:13 left in the second half before Purdue put the game out of reach with a 17-2 run.Whitney Bays scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting for the Boilermakers, and April Wilson added 11 points. KK Houser had nine points and nine rebounds.Nia Coffey had 20 points to lead the Wildcats. Lauren Douglas scored 14 points while Christen Inman and Maggie Lyon had 10 apiece. Ashley Deary added 10 assists.