Scores

Final

Ball State 57

(0-1, 1-2 away)

(18) Purdue 63

(1-0, 3-1 home)

2:00 PM ET, November 10, 2013

Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

1 2 T
BALL 26 3157
#18PUR 26 3763

Top Performers

Ball State: B. Carter 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Purdue: K. Houser 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

No. 18 Purdue narrowly beats Ball State 63-57

Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- KK Houser matched her career-high of 21 points Sunday as Purdue halted a late rally by Ball State and won 63-57 in the season opener for both teams.

Houser went on a 15-point streak after drilling two 3's to tie up the score at the end of the first half and scored nine points straight at the start of the second for the Boilermakers. No. 18 Purdue was not tied at the half in any game last season.

Brittany Carter led the Cardinals with 19 points, hitting a jumper with 1:14 left to cut the deficit to three. Ball State started slow in the second, but went on a 12-0 run at 5:22 with a steal by Carter.

Whitney Hays made a three-point play after an assist from Houser to stretch Purdue's lead to 61-55 with 13.6 seconds left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BALL
PUR
Points 57 63
FG Made-Attempted 21-58 (.362) 21-66 (.318)
3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 4-16 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 17-17 (1.000)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

Game Leaders

 
BALL
PUR
PointsB. Carter 19K. Houser 21
ReboundsN. Fontaine 9W. Bays 6
AssistsB. Carter 4L. Clemons 5
StealsB. Carter 3A. Wilson 4
BlocksN. Fontaine 2L. Clemons 3

2013-14 Season

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