B1G Hoops Recap: Purdue cruises by rival Indiana

There was a tripleheader of Big Ten hoops action on Saturday, highlighted by Purdue’s commanding 82-64 win over in-state rival Indiana. In other action, No. 16 Iowa dropped Penn State, 82-70, and Ohio State topped Illinois, 48-39. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.

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OHIO STATE 48, ILLINOIS 39 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Aaron Craft scored 14 points and No. 22 Ohio State held Illinois to 28.3 percent shooting on the way to a scrappy 48-39 win on Saturday. Craft picked up two early fouls and spent two long stretches on the bench. But he was still the Buckeyes’ best option on a tough offensive night for each team.

PURDUE 82, INDIANA 64 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Sterling Carter had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Purdue to an 82-64 win against rival Indiana on Saturday. Purdue (15-10, 5-7 Big Ten) used a 19-1 run that began in the first half’s final 36 seconds and carried through the first five minutes of the second half as the springboard to victory. Carter scored Purdue’s first 10 second-half points, including a pair of 3-pointers that helped extend a 38-33 halftime advantage to 52-34 with 15 minutes remaining.

IOWA 82, PENN STATE 70 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Melsahn Basabe scored 16 points and No. 16 Iowa pulled away from Penn State 82-70 on Saturday. Roy Devyn Marble added 15, Aaron White 14 and Mike Gesell 13 as the Hawkeyes (19-6, 8-4) won their fourth Big Ten road game of the season. Iowa’s three-game road winning streak in the Big Ten is its longest since 1998. Penn State (13-13, 4-9) was led by D.J. Newbill, who scored 22 points, but Tim Frazier was held to 11.

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Gene Clifford on 2/15/2014 @ 12:37pm EDT Said:

Indiana has been a disappointment this season and a wonder. They’ve won games they weren’t expected to and lost too many they were expected to win.