It was a busy day of Big Ten women’s hoops Tuesday night, with five teams in action. Michigan State beat IPFW, 62-56, in its home opener to pace the conference on a 4-1 night. Also winning were Illinois, Northwestern and Nebraska, which drilled Mississippi Valley State, 99-53. Wisconsin suffered the lone defeat, losing to instate rival Marquette. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Watch our video from Michigan State’s win now and see all the scores and video in this post.
Michigan State 62, IPFW 56 BOX
In the home opener at Breslin Center tonight, the Michigan State women’s basketball team needed a late run to top IPFW, 62-56. Senior Lykendra Johnson led the Spartans (2-1) with her 18th career double-double, posting 14 points and a career-high 20 rebounds. Read the full recap at MSUSpartans.com.
Illinois 62, Memphis 54 BOX
Marquette 54, Wisconsin 52 BOX
Northwestern 71, Western Kentucky 57 BOX
Northwestern used a 53 percent second-half shooting effort and a balanced scoring attack to topple Western Kentucky, 71-57, Tuesday evening at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Four Wildcats turned in double-digit performances, led by junior Kendall Hackney with 17 points. Freshman Karly Roser nearly recorded a triple double with 12 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. With the victory, the Wildcats remain unbeaten, improving to 2-0 on the season. Read the full recap at NUSports.com.
Nebraska 99, Mississippi Valley State 53 BOX
Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore both produced double-doubles as the Nebraska women’s basketball team ran to an impressive 99-53 victory over Mississippi Valley State at the Devaney Center on Tuesday night. With the victory, Nebraska improved to 2-0 on the season while scoring 90 or more points for the second straight game to open the season. Read the full recap at Huskers.com.