B1G Recap: Illini, Buckeyes win on Super Wednesday
No. 24 Ohio State rolled by Northwestern, 76-60, and Illinois dropped Minnesota, 62-49, in our latest Super Wednesday doubleheader, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings.
Catch up all the stats, scores and watch video highlights in this post.
ILLINOIS 62, MINNESOTA 49 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn hit five 3-pointers and led Illinois with 19 points as the last-place Illini beat Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night, putting a damper on the Gophers’ hopes for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid. The Illini won for only the second time in their last 12 games thanks to some uncharacteristically good 3-point shooting and solid defense that helped them overcome a poor start. Nunn went 5-for-7 from 3-point range, and the Illini hit eight shots from behind the arc – their most so far in conference play.
OHIO STATE 76, NORTHWESTERN 60 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) LaQuinton Ross scored 16 points before being ejected because of a scuffle, leading No. 24 Ohio State to a 76-60 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night. The scuffle late in the game delayed play for several minutes while the officials deliberated penalties for the players. Northwestern’s Nikola Cerina also was ejected from the game. The teams shot 10 free throws as a result of the shoving match. The victory was Ohio State’s 33rd consecutive win over Northwestern in Columbus, dating to an 83-72 loss on Feb. 24, 1977, at old St. John Arena.