WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Sam Ostarello had 23 points and nine rebounds Sunday to help No. 14 Purdue defeat Central Michigan 87-71.
KK Houser added 19 points and five assists for the Boilermakers (7-1). Taylor Manuel scored 12 points, making all five of her field-goal attempts, and grabbed nine rebounds.
Purdue led 49-31 at halftime and shot 49 percent from the field. The Boilermakers were 50 percent from 3-point range, 7 of 14, with Houser hitting 3 of 5 attempts. Purdue was also 26 of 31 from the free-throw line.
Crystal Bradford led the Chippewas (2-4) with 18 points. Jessica Green scored 15 and Brandie Baker and Jas'Mine Bracey added 11 points apiece for Central Michigan, which lost earlier in the week to No. 5 Notre Dame, 72-63.
espnW's Mechelle Voepel says it is alarming that women's basketball stands alone in the latest Notice of Allegations that North Carolina received from the NCAA and explains how the notice has impacted the Tar Heels' recruiting.