The Green Bay Phoenix women pulled off a road upset, knocking off 24th-ranked Purdue 81-78 in double overtime at Mackey Arena on Wednesday night.
Kaili Lukan scored 23 points, including two free throws with 9 seconds left in double overtime, to help the Phoenix to the victory in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Purdue (1-1) hadn’t lost a home opener since 1995, snapping a 19-game streak and is 3802 all-time in home openers.
Mehryn Kraker and Sam Terry added 16 points apiece for Green Bay (2-1).
It’s the first win for Green Bay over a ranked opponent since 2011, when it defeated No. 25 Georgia Tech. The double overtime victory became just the second time ever the Phoenix has played back-to-back overtime games and is only the second double-overtime game in program history.
Green Bay returns home to host Duquesne in the home opener at the Kress Center. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.