Morrisette scores 24 points, Purdue beats Green Bay
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ashley Morrisette scored 20 points, Dominique Oden added 13 and ninth-seeded Purdue beat No. 8 Green Bay 74-62 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Boilermakers (23-12), playing their first game since coach Sharon Versyp informed the team she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, made 63 percent of their shots in the first quarter while holding Green Bay (27-6) to 23 percent shooting to take control and win for the eighth time in their last nine games.
The Phoenix, who entered the game second in the NCAA in scoring defense at 51 points a game, gave up more than that in three quarters as Purdue led 56-42 at the end of the period.
Mehryn Kraker led Green Bay with 23 points and Jessica Lindstrom added 15 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out.
Ae'Riannna Harris scord 12 points for Purdue, making all six of her shots.