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Malone, Rayburn earn All-Big Ten honors

Senior FahKara Malone landed on the Big Ten's All-Defensive team for the third time, and sophomore teammate Brittany Rayburn was a second-team all-conference pick by the league's coaches.

Malone became the school's all-time steals leader Feb. 7 and is second in the Big Ten with 2.7 steals per game. She's a former league Defensive Player of the Year.

Rayburn, who was a third-team pick by media, leads Purdue with 14.6 points per game and is second in steals (41) and assists (58). She was the league's Sixth Player of the Year and a member of the All-Freshman team last season.

The Boilermakers (14-15) will play Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament Friday. They need to win the tournament and get the automatic bid to avoid ending a 16-year streak of NCAA tournament appearances.

For more on Purdue's women, be sure to check out Thursday's paper.