B1G women's hoops recap: Minnesota, MSU win big
There was a BTN doubleheader of Big Ten women’s basketball Saturday, and it started with Minnesota running away from Northwestern, 82-64, and finished with Michigan State cruising to an impressive 70-49 win over Ohio State. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.
MINNESOTA 82, NORTHWESTERN 64 | RECAP | BOX
Head coach Pam Borton tallied her 300th-career victory as the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team (17-9, 6-6) secured its fourth-straight Big Ten Conference win at Northwestern (14-11, 4-8), 82-64, Saturday afternoon. The four-game league winning streak is the first for the Golden Gophers since the 2008-09 season. With a short roster of just seven players, each Gopher contributed immensely to the 18-point road victory. Rachel Banham led all players with 32 points, while Amanda Zahui B. posted her 12th double-double of the year with 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. Kayla Hirt matched her career-high with 16 points and added a season-best eight rebounds, and Sari Noga had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.
MICHIGAN STATE 70, OHIO STATE 49 | RECAP | BOX
(AP) Annalise Pickrel had 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as No. 25 Michigan State rolled to a 70-49 victory Saturday over Ohio State. Michigan State closed the first half on a 17-2 run, taking a 42-21 lead into the break and led by double digits the rest of the way. Becca Mills scored 17 points for Michigan State. Aerial Powers added 15 points and tied a career-high with five assists.