Purdue's Versyp chases 300th win in NCAA tourney

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm •  Published: March 21, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Sharon Versyp feels right at home this weekend. She's back in the building she starred in as a player, back in the NCAA tournament where the Boilermakers have been virtually unbeatable in the first round and back in a building that has been so good to Purdue.

If the fourth-seeded Boilermakers (21-8) follow the script Saturday against NCAA tourney newcomer Akron (23-9), Versyp will get her 300th career win in front of the home crowd, too. Fifth-seeded Oklahoma State (23-8) faces 12th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast (26-7) Saturday's first game.

The winners meet Monday night.

It won't be easy for Purdue.

Akron, the Mid-American Conference champs, are making their first NCAA appearance and have two of the nation's top 15 scorers this season and four 1,000-point scorers.