CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Courtney Moses led a balanced scoring attack with 22 points as No. 19 Purdue beat Illinois for the sixth consecutive time, 80-68 on Monday.
KK Houser added 17 points and six assists for Purdue (15-5, 5-3). April Wilson had 15 and eight rebounds and Liza Clemons scored 13.
Purdue will host No. 12 Penn State, which sits atop the conference, on Thursday. The Boilermakers beat the Lady Lions 84-74 on Jan. 12.
Jacqui Grant scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Illinois (9-11, 2-5). Ivory Crawford added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Illinois pulled within 56-54 midway through the second half after two consecutive baskets by Grant.
Then Purdue went on a 12-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Moses with 6:26 left, and the Boilermakers led by double digits from the 5-minute mark on.