Purdue women beat Ohio State in thriller

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Sam Ostarello had 22 points and 19 rebounds Monday night and No. 12 Purdue defeated Ohio State 82-75 in triple overtime.

Courtney Moses led the Boilermakers (14-2, 3-0) with 24 points. Her layup late in the second extra period tied it at 68 after Ohio State had a 68-62 lead. All three of the Boilermakers’ Big 10 wins were in overtime.

Ameryst Alston, who played all 55 minutes, had 24 points for Ohio State (10-7, 0-4), off to its worst Big 10 start. The Buckeyes played without Tayler Hill, out with an illness. Hill is averaging 21.3 points, best in the conference.

Drey Mingo’s basket gave Purdue the lead for good at 72-70 and Dee Dee Williams later made a 3-pointer to put Purdue up by five. Mingo finished with 17 points. Darryce Moore had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Raven Ferguson also had 16 points for Ohio State.

TOP 25 POLL: Baylor remains the top choice in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll while Michigan earns its first appearance in the Top 25 in a decade.

The Lady Bears received 34 first place votes after cruising to easy wins over Iowa State and Kansas and now own the longest active conference winning streak, winning 32 consecutive Big 12 games.

Notre Dame, UConn, Duke and Kentucky round out the first five. The Wildcats switched places with Stanford, which had its 81-game conference winning streak end with a loss to No. 7 California on Sunday. Kentucky and Stanford were the only two changes in the first 16 teams in the Top 25.

Michigan enters the poll at No. 25. It’s the first time the Wolverines are ranked since Dec. 23, 2002.


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