Akron Zips Fall to Purdue in NCAA Tournament
WEST LAYFAYETTE, Ind. — The Akron women’s basketball team’s historic run in the NCAA tournament came to an end on Saturday afternoon after losing to Purdue in the first round of the tournament 84-55.
Akron was led by Rachel Tecca with 18 points and Hanna Luburgh with nine in the Zips’ first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. Akron had a tough day stopping Courtney Moses who had 12 points and tied the school’s career record for 3’s with 2, giving her 238 for her career.
The Zips finished the year with back-to-back 20-win seasons; they had their longest win streak in their 40-year history with 13 straight wins, highest team scoring average in 40-year history (82.8 ppg) and their first ever MAC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance.
Purdue advances to Monday’s night’s game against fifth-seeded Oklahoma State; the Boilermakers have won 11 of their last 13 games.