Saturday wasn’t just about the 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game. No, there was more than enough men’s basketball today to keep you entertained all day. There was a total of nine games, including Wisconsin beating instate foe Marquette to stay perfect. Get scores, stats, updates and video highlights in this post.
INDIANA 89 NORTH FLORIDA 68 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Evan Gordon scored 15 points and Yogi Ferrell had 14 points with seven assists to help Indiana rout overmatched North Florida 89-68 on Saturday. Noah Vonleh posted his sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds and added four steals as the Hoosiers recovered from a stretch of two losses in three games. Indiana (7-2) has won 35 straight nonconference games at home. The Hoosiers shot 46.4 percent from the field and limited the Ospreys to 37.1 percent in a game played at an often-hectic pace.
IOWA 83, DRAKE 66 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Melsahn Basabe had a season-high 15 points and No. 23 Iowa cruised past Drake 83-66 on a neutral floor Saturday night. Devyn Marble and freshman Peter Jok each scored 14 for Hawkeyes (9-1), who won their fourth straight over the intrastate-rival Bulldogs. Iowa closed the first half on a 10-0 run and never looked back, stretching its lead to 23 points with 5:18 left.
MICHIGAN 107, HOUSTON BAPTIST 53 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Nik Stauskas scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half, and No. 22 Michigan overwhelmed Houston Baptist 107-53 on Saturday, reaching its highest point total in over 15 years. The Wolverines (6-3) bounced back from a loss at Duke with a nearly flawless offensive show in the first half. Michigan led 60-34 at halftime after shooting 68 percent from the field – 10 of 16 from 3-point range – and committing only one turnover. The Wolverines ended up tying a school record for 3-pointers with 16.
MINNESOTA 80, NEW ORLEANS 65 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Andre Hollins led six Golden Gophers in double figures with 18 points as Minnesota defeated New Orleans 80-65 on Saturday afternoon. Center Mo Walker, making his first start of the season, scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Minnesota (8-2). Cory Dixon led the Privateers with 16 points, while Matt Derenbecker added 14 points and eight boards. The Gophers were coming off their most impressive victory of the season, a 10-point win over Florida State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday.
NORTHWESTERN 51, WESTERN MICHIGAN 35 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Drew Crawford scored 15 points and had 9 rebounds to lead Northwestern to a 51-35 victory over Western Michigan Saturday night. Northwestern (5-5) scored the first six points and never trailed. Crawford his first three-pointer with 17:46 left to give Northwestern a 27-13 lead. The Wildcats extended their lead to 20 when Crawford hit another 3-pointer with 7:56 remaining. Crawford, who missed most of last season due to a shoulder injury, scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime.
OHIO STATE 74, CENTRAL CONN. STATE 56 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) LaQuinton Ross scored four of his career-high 23 points in a 10-0 second-half run, leading No. 5 Ohio State past Central Connecticut State 74-56 on Saturday night. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 17 points and Amir Williams had 11 for the Buckeyes (8-0), who finally pulled away midway through the second half. Faronte Drakeford led the Blue Devils (2-6) with 12 points and Matt Mobley added 10.
PENN STATE 90, MARSHALL 77 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Ross Travis scored 20 points and Donovan Jack’s 18 points, seven blocked shots and seven rebounds enabled Penn State to race past Marshall 90-77 on Saturday. D.J. Newbill scored 17 points while Brandon Taylor and Tim Frazier each added 10 as the Nittany Lions rebounded after back-to-back losses to Mississippi and Pittsburgh. The Nittany Lions (7-3) have scored 70 points in all but one of their games this season.
PURDUE 69, EASTERN MICHIGAN 64 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Bryson Scott made his first career start and had 16 points and five assists to lead the Purdue Boilermakers to a 69-64 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday. True freshman Kendall Stephens scored career-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and Terone Johnson had 9 points for the Boilermakers (8-2), who have won three straight. Karringtonn Ward had 25 points and eight rebounds and Glenn Bryant had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles (5-3).
WISCONSIN 70, MARQUETTE 64 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Sam Dekker had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 8 Wisconsin withstood a late Marquette rally for a 70-64 victory Saturday that snapped its two-game losing streak in the intrastate rivalry. Frank Kaminsky added 11 points, including a straightaway 3 to give Wisconsin a 60-54 lead with 1:18 left. The crucial bucket stopped a 10-2 run by Marquette that helped close an 11-point deficit. Jamil Wilson scored 22 points, including a 3 from the wing that had drawn Marquette (5-4) within three. Kaminsky then nailed his clutch 3 for the Badgers (10-0), who are off to the best start in 20 years.