1/18/23 Nebraska, Abbey Ellis layup

Senior guard Abbey Ellis dodges a defenders arms to score a layup. Ellis led Purdue with 20 points and six rebounds.

It’s been a back and forth affair so far in Mackey Arena, as Purdue (12-5, 3-4 Big Ten) has squared off against Nebraska (11-7, 3-4 Big Ten).

The Boilers led the Cornhuskers 31-30 at the half-time buzzer after trailing for most of the second quarter.

Senior guard Abbey Ellis was scorching hot for Purdue with 17 points. She’s been a threat from deep so far, connecting on three of her four attempts from beyond the arc. The Boilermakers are shooting 5-11 on 3-point shots as a team. Ellis also has 5 rebounds.

Nebraska received 10 points off of turnovers as well as 16 points in the paint, double the Boiler’s eight.

The Boilers had a fast-paced attack in the first half, scoring six fast-break points. Nebraska had none.

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