Purdue women’s basketball (3-0) went into the locker room 35-31 against Indiana State (2-0).
Fifth-year guard Cassidy Hardin leads the team with 12 points and goes three-for-five from behind the arc. Junior guard Madison Layden leads the team with 10 points.
The Boilers had trouble shooting, hitting just 39% of their shots and putting down just 23 compared to the Sycamores’ 32. Purdue has benefited from free throws, hitting 13 of his 18 attempts. Indiana State only shot two in the entire first half.
Turnovers were a problem for Purdue in the early stages as they gave away the ball 11 times in the first half. The Boilers only fired four shots in the first five minutes of the game.
Fifth-year guard Lasha Petree went out with two fouls midway through the first quarter, taking away one of Purdue’s better defensive presences and offensive creators.