B1G Recap: Badgers win wild one, Illini end funk
That was a fun day of Big Ten basketball. No. 24 Wisconsin took down No. 8 Michigan State in the final seconds, and Illinois dropped Penn State to snap its eight-game slide. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.
WISCONSIN 60, MICHIGAN STATE 58 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Traevon Jackson hit a pull-up jumper with 2.1 seconds left for Wisconsin, 10 seconds after Michigan State’s Adreian Payne tied it with a 3, and the Badgers beat the ninth-ranked Spartans 60-58 on Sunday. The Badgers (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten) committed 14 turnovers, six more than their NCAA-leading 8.3 per game, but gutted out a win over the Spartans (20-4, 9-2). A desperation 3 by Michigan State from midcourt banged off the rim as time expired.
ILLINOIS 60, PENN STATE 55 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Kendrick Nunn scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half and Illinois halted its eight-game losing streak with a 60-55 victory over Penn State on Sunday. Nunn, averaging 4.1 points per game, was 7 for 13 from the field and made four 3-pointers for Illinois (14-10, 3-8 Big Ten). Malcolm Hill added 11 and Rayvonte Rice nine for the Illini.