WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Liza Clemons scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 22 Purdue handled Northwestern 90-65 on Thursday night.
Purdue (14-5, 4-3 Big Ten) closed the first half on a 13-4 run to take a 45-34 lead into halftime. The Boilermakers continued to pull away after the break, opening the half on an 11-3 run, and Northwestern (12-7, 2-4) was unable to cut the deficit to single digits during the second half.
Northwestern came within 71-59 with 7:13 left in the second half before Purdue put the game out of reach with a 17-2 run.
Nia Coffey had 20 points to lead the Wildcats. Lauren Douglas scored 14 points while Christen Inman and Maggie Lyon had 10 apiece. Ashley Deary added 10 assists.