Women's hoops roundup: Penn State, Purdue tally wins
Six Big Ten women’s basketball teams were in action Sunday, and all six tallied victories. No. 11 Penn State dropped South Dakota, 60-50, and No. 15 Purdue drilled Oakland, 77-46, to highlight the action. Catch up on all the scores and stats in this post.
Indiana 72, SIU-Edwardsville 56: BOX | RECAP
Indiana’s Aulani Sinclair poured in a career-high 34 points to lead Indiana past SIU-Edwardsville, 72-56, on Sunday afternoon in Assembly Hall. Nicole Bell added 11 points for IU as the Hoosiers led from start to finish to guarantee a winning record in non-conference play.
Iowa 82, Drake 65: BOX | RECAP
Final exams might be over for University of Iowa student-athletes, but the Hawkeye women’s basketball team passed another big test Sunday with an 82-65 victory against Drake. The Hawkeyes set season-highs in field goal percentage (52.5) and assists (23), and a season-low in turnovers (eight) and improved to 8-3 overall.
Michigan State 64, IPFW 36: BOX | RECAP
As part of the Game of Change Weekend, the Michigan State women’s basketball team returned to Jenison Field House for the first time since 1989 on Sunday. The Spartans improved to 9-1 with a 64-36 victory over IPFW. Junior Annalise Pickrel led MSU in scoring for the first time in her career, posting 15 points and a career-high seven rebounds
Nebraska 62, South Florida 52: BOX | RECAP
Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore each produced 20-point games to lead the Nebraska women’s basketball team to a 62-52 road win over previously unbeaten South Florida at the Sun Dome on Sunday.
With the victory, Nebraska improved to 8-3 while notching its second straight win over an unbeaten Florida school.
No. 11 Penn State 60, South Dakota State 50: BOX | RECAP
Nikki Greene scored 15 points and Alex Bentley 13 as No. 11 Penn State pulled away in the second half to beat South Dakota State 60-50 Sunday. Bentley also had five assists to give the senior guard 503 for her career, the sixth player to surpass 500 for the Lady Lions (9-2). She also moved into 12th place on the program’s career scoring list with 1,474.
No. 15 Purdue 77, Oakland 46: BOX | AP RECAP
Drey Mingo scored 19 points and No. 15 Purdue shot 56 percent from the field in a 77-46 win over Oakland on Sunday. Dee Dee Williams had 14 points and Courtney Moses scored 13 for the Boilermakers (10-1), who have won five straight. Sam Ostarello grabbed 10 rebounds for Purdue, which owned a 35-22 edge on the boards. The Boilermakers are off to their best start since the 2003-04 season.