Brittany Rayburn's driving layup with 1.4 seconds left gave No. 21 Purdue a 68-66 win over No. 9 Penn State in a Big Ten tournament semifinal.
Rayburn finished with 14 points, while Courtney Moses scored 21
and Antionette Howard had 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds
for the Boilermakers (23-8). Purdue outrebounded Penn State 54-32.
Indianapolis native Alex Bentley led Penn State with 22 points,
but she fouled out in the final minute. Nikki Greene scored 12
points and Mia Nickson added nine points and 13 rebounds for the
Nittany Lions (24-6), who had won eight straight. Maggie Lucas, who
scored 28 points in a regular-season win over Purdue, finished with
The Boilermakers advanced to play No. 24 Nebraska in the
championship game Sunday. The Cornhuskers defeated No. 14 Ohio
State 77-62 earlier on Saturday. Nebraska defeated Purdue 93-89 in
three overtimes on Feb. 2.