B1G Hoops Roundup: No. 20 Iowa upsets No. 3 Ohio State
Sunday featured a trio of Big Ten men’s basketball games. There were two huge upsets as No. 20 Iowa got the best of No. 3 Ohio State in Columbus, while Northwestern upset No. 23 Illinois in Evanston. Purdue held off Nebraska for its first Big Ten win in the other game.
Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.
NORTHWESTERN 49, ILLINOIS 43 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Tre Demps scored 11 points and made three late 3-pointers to lead Northwestern to a 49-43 upset of in-state rival No. 23 Illinois on Sunday night. Drew Crawford added 14 points and JerShon Cobb had 11 for Northwestern (8-9, 1-3 Big Ten), which gave coach Chris Collins his first conference victory.
IOWA 84, OHIO STATE 74 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Roy Devin Marble scored 22 points, Aaron White added 19 and No. 20 Iowa ended the game on a 22-9 run to hand No. 3 Ohio State its second loss of the week, 84-74 on Sunday. Melsahn Besabe had 11 points and 10 rebounds, Mike Gesell added 11 points and Jarrod Uthoff had 10 off the bench for the Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten), who ended a string of eight straight losses to the Buckeyes. LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points, Amir Williams had 11 and Lenzelle Smith Jr. 10 for Ohio State (15-2, 2-2), which had opened with 15 consecutive wins.
PURDUE 70, NEBRASKA 64 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) A.J. Hammons scored 18 points to lead the Purdue to a 70-64 win over Nebraska on Sunday. Ronnie Johnson added 14 points for the Boilermakers (11-5, 1-2 Big Ten), who picked up their first league win. Purdue made 24 of 52 shots, including 5 of 13 shots from behind the arc. Terran Petteway had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Ray Gallegos, Deverell Biggs each scored 10 points to lead the Huskers (8-8, 0-4), who have lost five straight.