Women's hoops roundup: Michigan upsets No. 13 Purdue
Sunday’s slate of five Big Ten women’s games was highlighted by Michigan’s 67-56 upset victory at No. 13 Purdue. Kate Thompson hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to help lead the Wolverines to the big road upset. Another ranked team was in action, as No. 8 Penn State topped Michigan State, 71-56. Catch up on all of Sunday’s women’s hoops action in this post.
Michigan 67, No. 13 Purdue 56: BOX | AP RECAP
Kate Thompson scored 22 points, hitting six 3-pointers to set Michigan’s single-season record, as the Wolverines upended cold-shooting No. 13 Purdue 67-56 Sunday. Thompson has 91 treys, breaking Carmen Reynolds’ record of 85 set in 2009-10. Nya Jordan added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Michigan (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten). The Boilermakers (18-5, 7-3), coming off a 69-61 loss at No. 8 Penn State, suffered their first home defeat.
Illinois 76, Minnesota 66: BOX | RECAP
Amber Moore scored Illinois’ last nine points and the Illini finished on a 16-6 run to secure a 76-66 win over Minnesota in front of 2,703 fans at the Assembly Hall Sunday. Moore finished with a game-high 25 points, Karisma Penn added 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Adrienne Godbold posted 20 and 10, respectively, as Illinois (14-9 overall, 7-4 in the Big Ten) finished the season sweep of the Gophers (15-10, 4-7).
No. 8 Penn State 71, Michigan State 56: BOX | AP RECAP
Alex Bentley scored 24 points and Maggie Lucas added 19 as eighth-ranked Penn State beat No. 23 Michigan State 71-56 on Sunday to win its 18th straight home game and build a two-game lead in the Big Ten Conference. Nikki Greene had 13 points for Penn State (20-3, 10-1), which closed the first half with a 21-7 run to take a five-point lead and opened the second half with another 21-7 run to build a 19-point margin.
Wisconsin 65, Indiana 53: BOX | RECAP
After suffering a double overtime loss at Ohio State on Thursday, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team needed a win. And it got one today with a 65-52 win over Indiana on Sunday afternoon in the Kohl Center on Sunday afternoon.
Ohio State 59, Northwestern 52: BOX | RECAP
Tayler Hill scored a game-high 26 points and had six steals and Darryce Moore grabbed 12 rebounds, blocked three shots and had three assists off the bench as Ohio State won its third consecutive game with a 59-52 win at Northwestern.