Jan. 29 Women's Hoops Roundup
(AP) Lindsey Moore scored 20 points to help No. 19 Nebraska beat Illinois 67-47 on Sunday. The Huskers (18-3, 7-2 Big Ten) jumped to an early 6-0 lead and never trailed the rest of the game. Jordan Hooper recorded her Big Ten-leading 10th double-double, grabbing a career-high 16 rebounds and scoring 12 points. Emily Cady also contributed 17 points for Nebraska.
(AP) Rachel Banham scored 20 points and made three 3-pointers, helping Minnesota take down No. 9 Ohio State 76-68 on Sunday. Kiara Buford added 15 points and seven assists for the Golden Gophers (12-11, 4-5 Big Ten), who beat a ranked team for the first time in nearly three years. They did it by dominating the post, outscoring the Buckeyes 36-20 in the paint with Katie Loberg and Micaella Riche taking it to the young Ohio State frontcourt.
Michigan State 83, Penn State 73 BOX
(AP) Porsche Poole scored a career-high 32 points and Michigan State rallied to beat No. 18 Penn State 83-77 on Sunday. Following a 28-point effort in a loss to Illinois, Poole was 10-for-15 from the field, including hitting three 3-pointers, for the Spartans (13-9, 5-4 Big Ten). She also had six rebounds, six assists and three steals. The win ended a three-game skid for Michigan State and completed a sweep of the Nittany Lions (16-5, 6-3).
Northwestern 68, Indiana 61 BOX
Northwestern fought off a late comeback bid by Indiana to claim a 68-61 victory at Welsh-Ryan Arena Sunday afternoon. Both Dannielle Diamant (22 points, 11 rebounds) and Kendall Hackney (16 points, 11 rebounds) posted double-doubles for NU, the first duo to do so this year. With the win, the Wildcats swept the season series for the first time since the 1996-97 season and improved to 13-9. Read the full recap at NUSports.com.