There were seven Big Ten women’s basketball games Sunday. The most surprising result: South Dakota State upset No. 15 Nebraska, 60-55. The Big Ten’s other ranked team, No. 9 Penn State, drilled Lafayette, 75-34. Catch up on all the day’s stats, results and video in this post.
Illinois 83, Cleveland State 64 BOX | RECAP
Ivory Crawford poured in a career-high 32 points to lead Illinois to a 83-64 victory over Cleveland State. The Illini will take a 2-1 record into this week’s Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas. Crawford made her first seven shots from the field, three of which were from three-point range, and her first four free throws. She finished the game 11 of 14 from the field, 4 of 4 from three-point range and 6 of 7 from the free-throw line.
North Carolina 77, Iowa 64 BOX | RECAP
Iowa got off to a slow start against North Carolina on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and it came back to haunt it in a 77-64 defeat. The Hawkeyes trailed by as many as 22 in the first half before outscoring the Tar Heels by nine points in the second half.
Michigan State 57, Virginia Tech 29 BOX | RECAP
The Michigan State defense proved to be too much for Virginia Tech on Sunday, as the Spartans defeated the Hokies 57-29 at the Breslin Center. Four Spartans scored in double figures offensively, as MSU improves to 3-0 for the 11th time in program history.
Minnesota 77, Maine 60 BOX | RECAP
Pam Borton notched her 200th victory as the head coach of the University of Minnesota (4-0) women’s basketball team Sunday afternoon as her Golden Gopher squad defended its Subway Classic title with a 77-60 win over Maine (1-4) at Williams Arena.
South Dakota State 60, Nebraska 55 BOX | RECAP
Ashley Eide scored 26 points to lead South Dakota State to a 60-55 victory against No. 15 Nebraska on Sunday. Eide, who shot 10 of 17 from the floor, was the only player in double figures for the Jackrabbits (2-2). Katie Lingle had nine points and eight rebounds off the bench, and Leah Dietel had 10 rebounds.
Penn State 75, Lafayette 34 BOX | RECAP
Maggie Lucas and Mia Nickson each scored 12 points, and No. 9 Penn State dominated the paint to build a big lead in a 75-34 rout Sunday of Lafayette. Lucas added nine rebounds but hit just 5 of 16 from the field. Still, the Lady Lions (3-0) hardly needed their prolific shooting guard against the overmatched Leopards (1-3).
Wisconsin 52, Washington State 44 BOX | RECAP