Women's hoops roundup: PSU claims share of Big Ten title
Sunday’s slate of Big Ten women’s hoops action included a trio of games featuring a ranked team. Big Ten leader and No. 8 Penn State won at least a share of its second consecutive Big Ten title in a 68-57 victory over Michigan, while No. 22 Purdue dropped Minnesota. Catch up on all the day’s action and watch our video in this post.
No. 8 Penn State 68, Michigan 57: BOX | AP RECAP
Junior Maggie Lucas scored 21 points and No. 7 Penn State held off a late Michigan charge to clinch at least a share of its second straight Big Ten regular-season title on Senior Day with a 68-57 win Sunday. Alex Bentley had 11 points and four steals, and set the emotional tone in the final appearance at the Jordan Center for the vocal guard and the other four seniors who helped bring the Lady Lions (23-3, 13-1) back to Big Ten prominence.
No. 22 Purdue 75, Minnesota 63: BOX | AP RECAP
Courtney Moses scored 23 points Sunday and No. 22 Purdue defeated Minnesota 75-63. KK Houser and Drey Mingo scored 14 points each, and Sam Ostarello had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Boilermakers (20-7, 9-5 Big Ten), who had lost two in a row. Purdue is tied for third in the Big Ten.
No. 24 Nebraska 66, Iowa 46: BOX | AP RECAP
Rachel Theriot scored 19 points and No. 24 Nebraska won its ninth game in a row, defeating Iowa 66-46 on Sunday. Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore scored 10 points apiece and Moore had eight assists for the Cornhuskers (21-6, 11-3 Big Ten), who kept their hopes alive of sharing the conference championship.