Big Ten Hoops: MSU, Purdue notch road wins

Super Wednesday was filled with plenty of excitement. No. 4 Michigan State kicked off the action with a 54-40 win over Northwestern. After that, Purdue had an impressive showing in a road win over Illinois.

Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game highlights in this post.

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PURDUE 66, ILLINOIS 58 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(A) A.J. Hammons scored 17 points to lead Purdue to a 66-58 win over Illinois on Wednesday. The Boilermakers (12-5, 2-2 Big Ten) trailed 33-29 at halftime, but they opened the second half with a 10-5 run to regain the lead and held off the Illini (13-5, 2-3).

MICHIGAN STATE 54, NORTHWESTERN 40 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Gary Harris scored 14 points and No. 4 Michigan State beat Northwestern 54-40 on Wednesday night for its ninth straight win. The preseason favorite to win the Big Ten, the Spartans (16-1, 5-0 Big Ten) continue to roll along, although it was hardly an easy night for them. They overcame a sluggish start and pulled away down the stretch even though they struggled in a big way from the outside.

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