Wisconsin used first-half runs of 14-0 and 12-0 to take control and put together an 11-0 run early in the second half as it cruised past previously unbeaten California 81-56 on Sunday. Four Wisconsin players scored in double digits. Ben Brust led the Badgers (5-3) with a season-high 22 points. Jared Berggren had 18 points, Ryan Evans 13, and Sam Dekker added 10 points for the home team.
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Six Big Ten teams advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament this weekend. Penn State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State moved on. All teams play Friday. Top-seeded Penn State plays Kentucky and Nebraska faces Washington. Four Big Ten teams will face familiar opponents as Purdue plays Minnesota and Michigan plays Michigan State. Get the latest from the full NCAA.com interactive bracket.
We roll right into the college football bowl announcements tonight with “The Big Ten Bowl Selection Special” at 9 p.m. ET. Dave Revsine hosts the 60-minute special and Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith give their insights on each Big Ten bowl matchup. Select coaches also will be interviewed during the show, which airs live from the Chicago studio.
Top-seeded Penn State women’s soccer (21-3-2) fell to No. 2 seed North Carolina 4-1 on Sunday in the NCAA National Championship match. Full box score at NCAA.com. Read more about the team’ season at GoPSUsports.com.
Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE
INDIANAPOLIS – Wisconsin spent the better part of the last month hearing about how it didn’t deserve to be in the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game. Now, for the next month, it will hear that it has no business playing in the Rose Bowl, the program’s third consecutive Grandaddy of Them All.
Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
INDIANAPOLIS – Could this bizarre 2012 Big Ten season had ended any differently than this?