That was a fun start to the Big Ten conference slate! No. 3 Ohio State held off Purdue, Illinois topped Indiana in overtime, No. 5 Michigan State rallied past Penn State, and No. 22 Iowa took down Nebraska. Catch up on all the action and get video highlight in this post.
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MICHIGAN STATE 79, PENN STATE 63 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Branden Dawson scored 20 points and Keith Appling had 14 to help No. 5 Michigan State beat Penn State 79-63 on Tuesday night. Gary Harris added 13 points and Travis Tice had 12 for the Spartans (12-1, 1-0) in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Dawson led a second-half charge to help the Spartans rally from a halftime deficit and win their fifth straight game. Brandon Taylor had 18 points for the Nittany Lions (9-5, 0-1) and D.J. Newbill scored 17.
OHIO STATE 78, PURDUE 69 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) LaQuinton Ross had 25 points and 12 rebounds, both career bests, and Shannon Scott added a career-high 18 points to lead No. 3 Ohio State to a 78-69 victory Tuesday at Purdue. The Buckeyes (14-0, 1-0 Big Ten) started the day as one of eight perfect teams. They finished it by matching the fourth-best start in school history. A.J. Hammons led Purdue (10-4, 0-1) with 18 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and four assists in the Boilermakers’ first home loss.