Drey Mingo scored 24 points, and Purdue won its second straight Big Ten tournament championship, beating Michigan State 62-47 on Sunday.
Illness and injury kept Drey Mingo off the court for two years. Sunday, she led Purdue to the Big Ten tournament title against Michigan State, the most recent team from the conference to reach the Final Four -- in 2005.
Jasmine Thomas scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half and Michigan State used its stout defense to upset No. 8 Penn State 54-46 in the Big Ten tournament semifinals.
Purdue played the aggressor in its mild upset of Nebraska, while Michigan State's defense smothered Penn State to knock off the top seed.
Michigan St. 62, Michigan 46