WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Courtney Moses scored 21 points, leading four Purdue players in double figures, and the 25th-ranked Boilermakers defeated Illinois 76-65 on Sunday.
Drey Mingo scored 18 and Sam Ostarello and KK Houser had 12 points apiece. Ostarello had nine rebounds while Houser contributed seven rebounds and eight assists for Purdue (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten). It was the regular-season finale for both teams; the Big Ten tournament begins Thursday in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
The Boilermakers took control with a 13-0 run midway through the second half that gave them a 60-50 lead.
Karisma Penn had 23 points and eight rebounds to lead the Illini (16-12, 9-7). Adrienne GodBold scored 18 points and Ivory Crawford scored 11.
Stephanie White, Lin Dunn and Carolyn Peck know what it takes to succeed in women's basketball. Their return to the college level should boost the SEC and is good for the game overall.