Purdue senior and Neuqua Valley graduate Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton doesn't mind that the Boilermakers will be facing not only top-seeded Oklahoma on Tuesday night, but a crowd that will be almost entirely pro-Sooner.
"It's better than playing in front of no fans," Wisdom-Hylton told the Heat Index on Monday afternoon from Oklahoma City. "Bring them on. We just use it as extra motivation. It's going to be a great atmosphere and it's going to be great for women's basketball no matter what."
More than 10,000 fans were at the Ford Center to watch the Sooners beat Pittsburgh in the Sweet 16 on Sunday. Tuesday's crowd will likely top that as Sooners fans take the short drive from Norman to Oklahoma City.
"The more fans just kind of heightens the excitement for us," Wisdom-Hylton said. "We've played in situations like that. Minnesota has a great arena and a great fan base. Michigan State, as well. We've been in situations just like this, so I think we're prepared."
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