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Houser leads No. 18 Purdue women past Wisconsin

By Cliff Brunt
AP Sports Writer / January 5, 2012
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.—KK Houser scored 17 points to help No. 18 Purdue beat Wisconsin 63-52 on Thursday night.

Houser also had five steals and four assists as the Boilermakers (13-3, 3-0 Big Ten) won their sixth straight game.

Sam Ostarello had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Antionette Howard added 12 points for the Boilermakers, who entered the night tied with Ohio State and Nebraska for the Big Ten lead.

Anya Covington tied a career high with 19 points and Jade Davis added 10 for the Badgers (4-11, 0-3), who lost their sixth straight game overall and their fourth straight against a ranked opponent.

Wisconsin's Taylor Wurtz, who entered the game averaging 16.1 points per game, was held scoreless on 0-for-10 shooting. She had reached double figures in every game this season.

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