2001 NCAA Women's Tourney

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NCAA Basketball Scoreboard: Recap
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Purdue 73, LSU 70
Posted: Monday March 19, 2001 12:10 AM
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (Ticker) -- Katie Douglas scored 21 points as host Purdue overcame a spectacular game by Marie Ferdinand to hold off Louisiana State, 73-70, in an NCAA Tournament Mideast Region second-round contest.

Douglas made 6-of-12 shots from the field while handing out seven assists for the third-seeded Boilermakers (28-6), who made it back to the "Sweet 16" after a one-year absence.

Purdue suffered a second-round home loss to Oklahoma last season after capturing the 1999 national championship. The Boilermakers have reached the regional semifinals five times in the last eight years.

Ferdinand scored 34 points for LSU (20-11), making 10-of-17 shots and 14-of-18 free throws. DeTrina White added 13 points for the Tigers.

LSU nearly repeated its comeback of December 16, when the Tigers rallied from a 16-point deficit to defeat Purdue, 62-55.

LSU (20-11) trailed by as many as 24 in the first half before cutting the deficit to 71-70 on two free throws by Ferdinand with 32 seconds remaining. Douglas clinched the win by making a pair from the line.

Camille Cooper scored 13 points and Erika Valek added 12 for the Boilermakers, who will take on Texas Tech on Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Boilermakers allowed the Tigers to make it close by shooting only 26 percent (7-of-27) in the second half.


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