NEW YORK —
The Boilermakers (9-1) opened the second half with a 15-0 run, including nine points by Ostarello, to lead 40-29.
Purdue shot 53.8 percent (14 of 26) in the second half to 26.7 percent (8 of 30) for the Skyhawks (4-7) and out-rebounded them 24-11.
No. 22 Iowa St. 60, Fairfield 43
AMES, Iowa — Hallie Christofferson scored 18 points Sunday and No. 22 Iowa State defeated Fairfield 60-43.
Chelsea Poppens, back after missing three games with a concussion, had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Cyclones (6-1). Brynn Williamson scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers, and Nikki Moody had 10 assists and seven rebounds. Iowa State, which never trailed and led by as many as 24 points, bounced back from a 50-42 loss at Iowa on Thursday.
Katie Cizynski scored 13 points to lead Fairfield (5-3). The Stags shot just 32 percent from the field and were outrebounded 43-27.
No. 10 Penn St. 97, Georgetown74
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Maggie Lucas scored a career-high 39 points and ignited No. 10 Penn State’s potent transition game in a 97-74 rout Sunday of sloppy Georgetown.
Lucas, the Lady Lions’ prolific shooting guard, was 11 of 21 from the field including 7 of 13 from 3-point territory. She had 26 alone in a first half in which Penn State (7-2) led by as much as 34.
Sugar Rodgers scored 22 for Georgetown (7-3), which had its three-game winning streak snapped. The Hoyas shot only 31 percent on the afternoon.
It took just three minutes for Penn State to take control after Lucas hit an open 3 from the left corner to start a 10-0 run. The Lady Lions then converted steals on three straight Georgetown possessions, culminating in Alex Bentley’s easy layup for an 18-9 lead with 14:47 left in the first half.
Bentley finished with 23 points.
No. 7 Kentucky 68, MTSU 56
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell was thrilled to see that Middle Tennessee was focusing on post players DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker rather than reigning SEC Player of the Year A’dia Mathies.
Mathies was far from her best Sunday, finishing with seven points after a scoreless first half in which she only played six minutes due to foul trouble. And even with all that extra attention, Stallworth finished with 16 points and five assists in No. 7 Kentucky’s 68-46 win over the Blue Raiders.