B1G Recap: Iowa cruises to win over Michigan

There were four Big Ten hoops games on Saturday. Nebraska kicked off the action with a 53-49 win over Northwestern. Iowa followed with an impressive 85-67 victory over Michigan, Ohio State knocked off Purdue, 67-49, and Minnesota got the best of Indiana, 66-60. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.

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MINNESOTA 66, INDIANA 60 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) DeAndre Mathieu had 10 of his 16 points in the second half, helping Minnesota overtake Indiana for a 66-60 victory on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak. Maurice Walker pitched in 14 points and eight rebounds, and Andre Hollins added 10 points for the Gophers (16-8, 5-6 Big Ten), who lost to Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue over the last two weeks by a total of eight points. This time, they came through in the closing minutes.

IOWA 85, MICHIGAN 67 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Roy Devyn Marble scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half and No. 17 Iowa beat No. 10 Michigan 85-67 on Saturday. Aaron White added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Hawkeyes (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten), who avoided a third straight loss at home and split the season series with Michigan. Caris LeVert scored 22 points for the Wolverines (17-6, 9-2), who have lost two of three after starting 8-0 in the Big Ten.

OHIO STATE 67, PURDUE 49 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Lenzelle Smith Jr., starting his 100th game, hit 4 of 7 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead Ohio State past Purdue 67-49 on Saturday night, the Buckeyes’ third win in a row after losing five of six. LaQuinton Ross led the way with 17 points for Ohio State (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten). Reserves Kendall Stephens and Rapheal Davis had 12 and 11 points with A.J. Hammons adding 11 for the Boilermakers (14-10, 4-7), who have lost five of six overall and their last four on the road.

NEBRASKA 53, NORTHWESTERN 49 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Terran Petteway scored 17 points, and Nebraska overcame a slow start to beat Northwestern 53-49 on Saturday. Walter Pitchford added 15 points, nailing three 3-pointers, and the Cornhuskers (12-10, 4-6 Big Ten) picked themselves up after getting blown out by Michigan earlier in the week. They trailed by six after an ugly first half and blew an eight-point lead late in the second but managed to pull this one out.

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Johm Signore on 2/8/2014 @ 4:15pm EST Said:

What date was the Michigan vs Ohio Game?

Doug on 2/8/2014 @ 4:39pm EST Said:

I thought it was good sportsmanship by Iowa when they were up 27 and called off the dogs, as michigan left most of their starters in to try to make the final score more respecatable.

Doug on 2/8/2014 @ 4:41pm EST Said:

John, they only play once this year, at OSU Feb 11th.

Keith on 2/8/2014 @ 6:51pm EST Said:

You need to reduce the crowd noise at the Ohio State Purdue game so you can hear the announcers