WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (Ticker) -- Camille Cooper scored 19 points and Shereka Wright added 15 off the bench as sixth-ranked Purdue pulled coasted to an 83-67 Big Ten Conference victory over Illinois.
Cooper made 8-of-13 shots for the Boilermakers (20-3, 10-0 Big Ten), who made 18-of-31 attempts in the first half to open a 43-28 lead at intermission. Purdue remained unbeaten in conference play and posted its 12th straight win overall.
Shalicia Hurns and Kelly Komara scored 11 points apiece for the Boilermakers, who shot 54 percent (31-of-57) and held a 37-33 rebounding edge.
Iveta Marcauskaite scored 21 points and Allison Curtin added 20 for Illinois (10-11, 5-4), which has lost three of four.
The Fighting Illini shot 42 percent (25-of-60) and were unable to avenge a 72-64 home loss to Purdue on January 21.