Here are some pictures from the first round of the WNIT.
Tonight the Purdue women opened up the season by playing Austin Peay in the first round of the Preseason WNIT Tournament. Things were going good for the team early. Brittany Rayburn was on fire from behind the arc. She hit four threes early on, and looked unstoppable. Sophomore KK Houser also was looking good. That is until she went in for a layup, was hit hard, and apparently landed awkwardly on her right knee. Immediately you knew that she was badly hurt. She was pounding the court hard with her hand in pain and yelling. That is something that you really don’t want to see. Eventually she was helped up, and painfully was helped to off the court. She came back later in the game, but was limping badly. After watching an exchange between her and coach Sharon Versyp when she came back to the bench I had a bad feeling about the rest of her season. Houser and Versyp embraced for what seemed like a long time. When they were done you could see that KK was visibly shaken. She looked like the news was setting in. She won’t get an MRI until next week, but I would guess that the news is not good. Continue reading