No. 18 Purdue hangs on to defeat Kansas 71-68

Courtney Moses scored a game-high 21 points and No. 18 Purdue

held on to defeat Kansas 71-68 Sunday.

Moses hit a jumper to give Purdue (7-2) a 68-66 lead with 1:04

remaining. Kansas (5-5) answered with an Asia Boyd layup to tie it

with 36 seconds to play.

Purdue’s Whitney Bays was fouled by Chelsea Gardner at the

12-second mark. Bays made one of two free throws, putting the

Boilermakers ahead 69-68.

After both teams called timeouts, Boyd missed what would have

been the go-ahead layup with two seconds to play. KK Houser grabbed

the rebound and was fouled by Boyd. Houser made both free throws to

end the game.

Houser scored 14 points with eight assists. Bays added 12 points

and grabbed a team-best seven rebounds.

Gardner and Boyd each scored 17 points, and Charlicia Harper

added 10 to lead the Jayhawks.