Purdue women ready for home finale vs. Gamecocks

MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Published:

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue guard Brittany Rayburn may not remember all the gory details from her first career start.

The senior certainly remembers the good times since then, and she's not ready to finish her college career just yet.

The Boilermakers' No. 6 career scorer will play her final home game Monday night when Purdue hosts fifth-seeded South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The winner earns a ticket to next weekend's regional semifinals in Fresno, Calif.

No, it's not Senior Night for Rayburn and her classmates. It's better.

If Rayburn and her teammates can exploit a few holes in the nation's No. 4 defense, they can put those farewell speeches on hold a little longer.