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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team to 2017: Good riddance.

The Badgers rang out the old year with a near-historically bad performance in a 57-35 loss to Purdue in a Big Ten Conference game Sunday afternoon.

UW (7-8, 0-2 Big Ten) was in danger of setting a program record for scoring futility before a late 12-0 run made the final score somewhat more presentable.

The Boilermakers (10-6, 1-1) enjoyed a 32-0 run, holding the Badgers scoreless from early in the second quarter until midway through the third.

“No. I didn’t know that,” Purdue senior Andreona Keys said when told how big the scoring run was. “I just knew we were up and we were putting it on them.”

The 35 points equals the ninth-lowest point total for a UW team, but the Badgers threatened the program’s record low of 28 points set against Illinois State in 1975.

UW also scored 35 points in a loss to Idaho State last year. The last time they scored fewer than 35 was in 1985 when they managed just 32 against Iowa. All the other 35-and-under games occurred in the mid-1970s.

UW trailed 51-21 after three quarters and didn’t surpass that 28-point mark until a jumper by sophomore Courtney Fredrickson made it 57-29 with 2 minutes, 31 seconds remaining.

“We just really shared the ball,” Purdue coach Sharon Versyp said. “We moved it from one side to the other and we made the extra pass if two people were on us. It was inside-outside. It was beautiful basketball.”

Sophomore Abby Laszewski scored 12 points and Fredrickson had 10 to lead the Badgers.

Sophomore Dominique Oden scored 15 points to lead Purdue, which went scoreless the last 6:46 of the game.

The Badgers got off to a decent start, trailing 13-12 after a field goal by Laszewski early in the second quarter. But that was the last points UW scored for more than 13 minutes as the Boilermakers scored the last 18 points of the second quarter and the first 14 of the third to open up a 45-12 lead.

The two points in the second were the lowest since the NCAA went to the quarter system last year and the 12 points in the first half were the fourth worst in UW history. The Badgers shot 32 percent (16-for-50) for the game but hit just one of 17 attempts from 3-point range.

UW leading scorer Cayla McMorris missed her third consecutive game because of personal reasons.

The Badgers return home Thursday to face No. 21 Michigan (12-3, 1-1), which had its eight-game winning streak snapped Sunday by Iowa.

WISCONSIN

min fg-a ft-a rb pf a to pts

Howard 26 3-10 0-0 7 2 2 5 6

Laszewski 27 5-8 2-2 5 0 0 2 12

Fredrickson 30 5-10 0-0 4 2 1 1 10

Marble 18 0-4 0-0 2 0 0 2 0

Beverley 30 0-3 0-0 2 1 2 1 0

Gilreath 24 2-8 0-1 1 0 1 2 5

VanLeeuwn 24 0-3 0-0 2 1 4 1 0

Richardson 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 0

Miller 3 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 0

Crowley 2 0-0 0-0 3 0 0 0 0

Shaw 10 1-2 0-0 3 1 0 2 2

Totals 16-50 2-3 35 7 11 20 35

PURDUE

min fg-a ft-a rb pf a to pts

Harris 26 2-6 1-2 8 2 1 3 5

McLaughlin 31 3-13 0-0 3 0 2 0 8

Keys 32 4-11 2-2 5 2 2 1 10

Oden 35 4-9 3-3 6 1 2 1 15

Cooper 28 4-7 2-3 7 0 4 3 10

Gray 14 1-2 0-0 2 0 2 0 2

Kiesler 14 1-3 0-0 3 0 1 1 2

Boudreau 5 0-2 0-0 0 1 0 0 0

Farquhar 15 2-5 1-2 2 1 1 3 5

Totals 21-58 9-12 38 7 15 13 57

Team totals include rebounds and turnovers

Wisconsin 10 2 9 14 — 35 Purdue 12 19 20 6 — 57

3-pointers — W 1-17 (Gilreath 1-6, Beverley 0-1, Richardson 0-1, Miller 0-1, Van Leeuwen 0-2, Fredrickson 0-3, Marble 0-3), P 6-18 (Oden 4-8, McLaughlin 2-7, Keys 0-1, Boudreau 0-2). Blocks — W 3 (Shaw 2, Fredrickson 1), P 5 (Harris 2, Farquhar 2, Kiesler 1). Steals — W 5 (Howard, Laszewski, Fredrickson, Gilreath, Richardson 1), P 7 (Keys 3, Harris 2, Cooper 1, Gray 1). Field goal percentage — W .320, P .362. Free throw percentage — W .667, P .750. Att. — 6,218.

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