Jan. 8 Big Ten Hoops Roundup
No. 13 Michigan put away No. 19 Wisconsin (recap), No. 12 Indiana held off Penn State (recap) and Purdue bounced back to beat Minnesota (recap) on the Big Ten men’s hardwood Sunday. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get stats, recaps and video in this post. Gus Johnson was on the call for the Purdue-Minnesota game, and here are a few of his best calls. Also, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina has posted his latest Best of the Best weekly column.
FINAL: Jordan Hulls scored 28 points to lift No. 12 Indiana to an 88-82 win over Penn State on Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park. Both Hulls and Matt Roth played well for Indiana (15-1). Hulls knocked down 7-of-12 shot attempts and made 7-of-9 three-pointers. Roth contributed 22 points and shot 5-of-6 from long range. Hot shooting from both sides led to a full-fledged shootout. The Hoosiers shot 51 percent (24-of-47) and Penn State (9-8) shot 47 percent (27-of-57) during the game. Indiana was on fire from beyond the arc during the game, shooting 67 percent (16-of-24). The Hoosiers shot 24-of-31 from the free throw line. Indiana also got double-digit efforts from Cody Zeller, who scored 10 and Christian Watford, who scored 10. Matt Glover scored eight points, yanked down seven rebounds, and made 2-of-3 shots from the floor for the Nittany Lions in the loss. Penn State also got double-digit games from Tim Frazier, who scored 21 points and Jermaine Marshall, who added 20.
HALFTIME: Jordan Hulls has 15 points to lead No. 12 Indiana to a 42-37 lead over Penn State at the end of the first half. The game was tied 22-22 before the Nittany Lions went into a funk, going the next 2:07 without scoring, and allowing the Hoosiers to take a 30-22 lead in the first. Indiana put the clamps on Penn State’s three-point game, and the Nittany Lions may try to work the ball inside more in the second as Penn State made 63 percent of two-point attempts (12-of-19) and 25 percent (2-of-8) from long range. The Nittany Lions goes into the break with the offensive rebounding advantage, with six to the Hoosiers’ four. Indiana has been able to make the most of its chances from long range, hitting at a 67 percent clip (8-of-12). Eight Indiana players scored in the half. Tim Frazier is putting together a nice game so far for Penn State. The junior has 12 points.
FINAL: No. 13 Michigan’s defense shut down No. 19 Wisconsin, as the Wolverines defeated the Badgers 59-41 on Sunday at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Wisconsin (12-5) was held well below the 67.2 points per game it came in averaging on the season. Michigan (13-3) held the Badgers to 31 percent shooting from the field, grabbed 22 defensive rebounds, while only allowing 10 offensive rebounds, and just five free throw attempts. Tim Hardaway Jr. helped lead the Wolverines to victory, with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Michigan went into the locker room with the momentum and came out of the second half flying as well. The Wolverines trailed 12-10 in the first, but a 22-7 run allowed them to take a 13-point lead early in the second half. Michigan shot just 39 percent from the field (19-of-49). The Wolverines were tough on the offensive boards, grabbing 13. More Michigan scoring came from Trey Burke, who added 14 and Zack Novak, who scored 12. Wisconsin also got a double-digit effort from Jordan Taylor, who scored 12 points. Winning the rebounding battle was a key to victory for Michigan as it outrebounded the Badgers 35-27.
HALFTIME: There were no free points for No. 19 Wisconsin, as No. 13 Michigan clamped down defensively in the first half to take a 25-19 going into the break. The Wolverines led 10-2 when the Badgers went on a 10-0 run to take a 12-10 lead. Trey Burke is putting together a nice game so far for Michigan. The freshman has six points. Wisconsin’s Josh Gasser has four points.
FINAL: Rodney Williams scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Minnesota, but it was not enough as Minnesota (12-5) fell to Purdue 79-66 Sunday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Lewis Jackson sparked Purdue (13-4), as he scored 20 points and made 8-of-11 shots from the floor in the victory. D.J. Byrd was 6-of-9 from the floor and chipped in 18 points for the Boilermakers. Purdue shot 55 percent from the field (30-of-55). The Boilermakers also got solid contributions from Robbie Hummel, who scored 13 points and Terone Johnson, who scored 10. Chip Armelin shot 5-of-7 from the field and scored 12 points for the Golden Gophers. Ball movement led to 16 assists on their 24 baskets for Minnesota. The Golden Gophers also got a double-digit performance from Joe Coleman, who had 14 points. Minnesota lost despite out rebounding Purdue 32-26. The Boilermakers were winning 31-28 with 5:11 to go in the first half before they went on a 16-4 run to extend their lead to 15 points with one seconds left in the first half. Johnson capped the run off with a field goal that helped the Boilermakers lead 47-32 at the half.
HALFTIME: Purdue’s standout offensive performance handed them the first-half advantage against Minnesota as it goes into the break up 47-32. The Boilermakers have been on fire from long range, hitting at a 83 percent clip (10-of-12). Purdue held a 31-28 lead before breaking out for a 16-4 run to close the half. The Golden Gophers distributed the ball with 11 assists on 13 field goals in the first half. Seven Minnesota players scored in the half. Purdue had five offensive rebounds in the first half, leading to second-chance opportunities. Rodney Williams led the way for Minnesota in the first half, with 11 points and six rebounds. The Boilermakers’ D.J. Byrd had a big first half, with 15 points.
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