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Moses Leads No. 21 Purdue Over Minnesota 63-42

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Moses scored 27 points as No. 21 Purdue defeated Minnesota 63-42 on Thursday night.

Moses, a senior guard, is now at 1,591 career points. She passed Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp and Camille Cooper for No. 11 on the Boilermakers’ career scoring list.

Versyp reached 180 victories in her eighth season as Purdue’s coach, No. 2 behind Lin Dunn (1988-96), who won 206.

Dee Dee Williams didn’t score for Purdue but did her job on defense, helping to keep Big Ten scoring leader Rachel Banham to eight points on 1-of-17 shooting. Banham came in averaging 23.9 points in conference games.

Sari Noga scored 15 points for the Golden Gophers (17-10, 6-7), who had a four-game win streak snapped.

Purdue (19-7, 9-5), which has won four consecutive games, led by 10 at halftime, kept the lead in double digits in the second half and led by as many as 23.

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