B1G women's hoops recap: Lady Lions roll Gophers
It was a busy day in Big Ten women’s basketball Sunday, as eight teams were in action. In completed action, Michigan State downed Ohio State, 82-68, Michigan knocked off Wisconsin, 60-44, and No. 13 Penn State drilled Minnesota, 83-53.
MICHIGAN STATE 82, OHIO STATE 68 | RECAP
Guided by a combined 45 points from freshmen Tori Jankoska and Aerial Powers, the Michigan State women’s basketball team bounced back to defeat Ohio State, 82-68 this afternoon at Value City Arena. The Spartans, who won their first four Big Ten road games for the second time in program history, improve to 13-7 overall and 5-2 in the conference.
PENN STATE 83, MINNESOTA 53 | RECAP
(AP) Maggie Lucas scored 25 points and Dara Taylor added 15 points and 10 assists to help No. 13 Penn State roll to an 83-53 win over Minnesota on Sunday. Lucas scored 15 points in the first half as Penn State jumped to a 44-22 halftime lead. She finished with four 3-pointers and was 7 of 8 from the line.
MICHIGAN 60, WISCONSIN 44 | RECAP
Michigan used a plus-13 rebounding margin and a 15-3 run in the final 7:50 for a 60-44 win over Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center. Michigan kept alive two impressive streaks as the Wolverines are 6-0 in both true road games and contests following a loss this season. Freshman guard Siera Thompson was 5-of-9 from the field and a perfect 3-of-3 from three-point range to lead Michigan with 13 points.
NORTHWESTERN 63, NEBRASKA 59 | RECAP
(AP) Nia Coffey scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Northwestern avenged an earlier loss to No. 21 Nebraska with a 63-59 win on Sunday. Northwestern lost to the Huskers 66-65 in its opening game of Big Ten play and were coming off a loss to No. 22 Purdue 90-65 on Thursday.