Women's roundup: Indiana nips Purdue on buzzer-beater
Jasmine McGhee hit a buzzer-beater to help Indiana upset in-state rival and No. 22 Purdue, 62-61, on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall. The game-winning shot accounted for just two of McGhee’s game-high 26 points. The Hoosier was an impressive 11-of-17 from the field in the upset. In other action No. 7 Penn State routed Illinois and Michigan State dropped Northwestern. Watch Indiana’s game-winning shot here.
Indiana 62, No. 22 Purdue 61: BOX | AP RECAP
Jasmine McGhee scored 26 points, including the game-winning basket with 1 second remaining, as Indiana knocked off No. 22 Purdue 62-61 Wednesday night. McGhee hit two free throws with 1:14 remaining, snapping a run of seven straight points by Purdue and giving the Hoosiers (11-15, 2-11 Big Ten) a 60-59 lead. A basket by KK Houser put the Boilermakers back on top 61-60 with 13 seconds left before Indiana called timeout and got the ball to McGhee, whose jumper sealed the victory and snapped a 10-game losing streak for the Hoosiers.
No. 7 Penn State 95, Illinois 62: BOX | AP RECAP
Maggie Lucas scored 22 points, Alex Bentley added 20 and No. 7 Penn State overwhelmed Illinois in transition in a 95-62 win Wednesday night, moving a step closer to a second straight Big Ten regular-season title. The Lady Lions (22-3, 12-1) built a 21-point lead by halftime after shooting 58 percent in the first half. Penn State had a two-game lead on second-place Nebraska entering Wednesday night, with three games left on the Lady Lions’ schedule after the win over the Illini.
Michigan State 54, Northwestern 45: BOX | RECAP