Ostarello posted a double-double of 10 points and 17 rebounds, neutralizing the Lady Flames' usual advantage on the boards, and fourth-seeded Purdue cruised to a 77-43 victory in round one of the NCAA women's tournament.
Purdue pulled away early in the game, using an 11-0 run to pull away after Liberty had taken a 10-9 lead. That would be the Lady Flames' only lead of the day.
Louisville native April Wilson sent Purdue into halftime with a buzzer-beating three-pointer in front of her hometown crowd, putting an exclamation point on the Boilermakers' half.
Courtney Moses led all Purdue scorers with 21 points on 8-of-12 from the field, including five 3-pointers. K.K. Houser chipped in with 15 points. Liberty's Devon Brown also had 21 points, reaching the 2,000-point mark for her career in her final collegiate game.
Purdue will meet with fifth-seeded Louisville on Tuesday in the Cardinals' own building, the KFC Yum! Center. UL earned a 74-49 victory over Middle Tennessee State in its round-one matchup.
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