Thursday's women's basketball roundup
Maggie Lucas scored 26 points, and Nikki Greene had 13 rebounds and hit three key second-half buckets to help No. 8 Penn State hold off Minnesota 64-59 on Thursday night. It was one of five Big Ten games.
Penn State 64, Minnesota 59: Alex Bentley added 12 points as the Lady Lions (16-2, 6-0 Big Ten) hung for their 10th straight win despite struggling from the field. The Gophers (13-7, 2-4) had a chance to take the lead twice late with the ball in the hands of their best player, Rachel Banham (19 points). But the sophomore was whistled for traveling and an offensive foul on back-to-back possessions with 1:09 left, with Minnesota trailing by one each time.
Purdue 77, Northwestern 73: Courtney Moses scored 26 points and No. 13 Purdue held on to beat Northwestern 77-73 Thursday night.
Michigan 61, Indiana 43: Rachel Sheffer scored 19 points Thursday, helping No. 23 Michigan get back on track with a 61-43 victory over cold-shooting Indiana. Kate Thompson added 13 points, and Nya Jordan had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten), who had their 10-game winning streak snapped in a loss to No. 8 Penn State on Monday.
Nebraska 59, Michigan State 54: Jordan Hooper scored 25 points to lead Nebraska to a 59-54 win over No. 25 Michigan State Thursday night.
Iowa 71, Wisconsin 60: Jamie Printy, a Hawkeye senior guard whose season ended prematurely because of injury a year ago against the Badgers in Madison, scored 14 consecutive points in a span of 3:33 to lead Iowa from a one-point deficit to a 10-point lead in what turned into a 71-60 Hawkeye victory. Read more at Hawkeyesports.com.
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