Purdue's Bridget Perry (13) goes to the basket past Penn State's Brianna Banks, right rear, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Big Ten women's tournament Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Darron Cummings
March 04, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) April Wilson scored 22 points, 20 of them in the second half, and No. 6 seed Purdue knocked off No. 11 Penn State, 70-59 in a Big Ten Conference women's tournament Thursday.

The victory sends the Boilermakers into a quarterfinal battle with No. 3 seed Michigan State Friday.

Penn State started fast, taking a 15-6 lead after one quarter, but Purdue roared back to take a 28-25 lead at the break.

Wilson got untracked in the second half, hitting a 3-pointer to start the second half, giving Purdue a 31-25 lead.

Penn State led by as many as five points in the third quarter, but Wilson hit a jumper and a 3-pointer to pull Purdue even with a minute left in the period and after Bridget Perry converted a pair of free throws, the Boilermakers never trailed again.

Ashley Morrissette had 15 points for Purdue (20-10) and Perry added another 10.

Teniya Page pace Penn State (12-19) with 18 points.

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