Sunday hoops roundup: B1G goes for 5 for 5
The Big Ten went a perfect 5-0 for the second consecutive day Sunday. Indiana (Kennesaw State), Iowa (Ark-Pine Bluff), Northwestern (Brown), Penn State (Mount St. Mary’s) and Purdue (West Virginia) all carded nonconference wins. Catch up on all the stats, scores and select video highlights in this post.
INDIANA 90, KENNESAW STATE 66 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Yogi Ferrell had 25 points while Noah Vonleh added 14 points and nine rebounds as Indiana easily defeated Kennesaw State 90-66 on Sunday afternoon. The Hoosiers (10-3), who open Big Ten play on New Year’s Eve at Illinois, shot a season-best 62.7 percent in their nonconference finale. Ferrell chipped in six assists and five rebounds while shooting 8 for 12. Will Sheehey scored 15 points to help secure Indiana’s third straight season with at least 10 non-league victories.
IOWA 86, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 61 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Josh Oglesby scored 13 points in his season debut and No. 25 Iowa rolled to an 85-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday. The Hawkeyes (11-2) opened their final non-conference game with a 39-5 run. Jarrod Uthoff scored 16 points and Adam Woodbury added 10. Oglesby missed Iowa’s first 12 games with a broken foot. He made his first four 3-pointers during a 6-minute stretch in the first half. Tevin Hammond scored 19 points for Pine Bluff (2-9), which lost its ninth straight.
NORTHWESTERN 58, BROWN 52 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Alex Olah scored eight of his 10 points in the second half and Kale Abrahamson had nine of his 11 in the final 20 minutes, allowing cold-shooting Northwestern to pull out a 58-52 win over Brown on Sunday. Olah gave the Wildcats leads three times late in the game. His 3-pointer with 8:34 to put Northwestern (7-5) ahead for good at 44-41. Abrahamson’s three-point play with 43 seconds left sealed the victory. Drew Crawford led Northwestern with 24 points, 17 in the first half.
PENN STATE 92, MOUNT ST. MARY’S 82 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Guard John Johnson made his presence felt in his first game for Penn State as the Nittany Lions rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to turn away pesky Mount St. Mary’s 92-82 Sunday. Johnson, who transferred from Pittsburgh in December 2012, was eligible to play for the first time and scored 15 of his team-high 20 points in the second half. Four other Nittany Lions (9-4) scored in double figures: D.J. Newbill scored 18, Tim Frazier 15, Ross Travis 14 and Brandon Taylor 10.
PURDUE 73, WEST VIRGINIA 70 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Purdue’s Terone Johnson scored 20 points and made a couple of key free throws late to lead his Boilermakers to a key non-conference victory over West Virginia, 73-70, Saturday. Johnson connected on 5-of-16 field goals and 8-of-12 free throws, including three inside the last 36 seconds of the game. He got support from his brother Ronnie, who chipped in 14 points, and Basil Smotherman came through with 11 digits.