Women's hoops roundup: Spartans, Gophers earn upset wins
Annalise Pickrel scored 18 points and Jasmine Thomas and Klarissa Bell scored 17 apiece to lead Michigan State to a 68-61 victory over No. 25 Purdue Thursday night. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for more video from Thursday night including highlights of Minnesota’s upset win over Penn State.
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Michigan State 68, Purdue 61: Michigan State’s Jasmine Thomas pulls off a 360-degree layup in the second half of the game against Purdue.
Minnesota 89, Penn State 81: Micaella Riche scored 24 points to help Minnesota beat seventh-ranked Penn State 89-81 on Thursday night, preventing the Lady Lions from clinching the Big Ten regular-season title outright and ending their six-game winning streak.
Michigan 55, Northwestern 50: Michigan’s Sam Arnold got her first start of the season on senior night and hit a three-pointer to give the Wolverines a 24-21 lead over Northwestern heading into halftime. Read a full recap at MGoBlue.com.
Nebraska 55, Wisconsin 53: Lindsey Moore scored 13 points, Rachel Theriot added 11 and Nebraska held on for its 10th straight win, 55-53 over Wisconsin on Thursday night.
Ohio State 64, Illinois 53: Tayler Hill scored 18 of her team-high 21 points in the second half as Ohio State picked up a big road win, 64-53, over the Illini. Read the full recap at OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Following the game, Illinois honored its senior players.
Iowa 75, Indiana 70: Iowa’s Melissa Dixon poured in a team-best 22 points against Indiana as the Hawkeyes beat the Hoosiers, 75-70. Read the full recap at HawkeyeSports.com.