Joe Coleman scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds and Rodney Williams added 14 points and eight boards as they teamed up to lead Minnesota to an 80-66 victory over Penn State on Sunday (box score). Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lift No. 5 Ohio State to an 80-63 win over No. 8 Indiana (box score). In the third game of the day Wisconsin beat Nebraska 50-45 (box score).
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Michigan remains undefeated in Big Ten play after a 61-57 win over Minnesota while Purdue hangs on at home against Iowa for a 57-55 win. Penn State upset Nebraska 93-73. Find full results on the women’s scoreboard.
In his first interview since being fired by Penn State two months ago, Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in Division I football, told The Washington Post he’s “shocked and saddened” by the scandal that enveloped the place where he spent more than six decades. Speaking to Washington Post reporter Sally Jenkins, the 85-year-old Paterno refused to bash the school or say a bad word about the man at the center of the turmoil. Paterno said he “didn’t know which way to go” after an assistant coach came to him in 2002 saying he had seen retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy. Read the full story here.
Gus Johnson got the assignment to call Michigan State at Northwestern with BTN’s Jim Jackson on Saturday and it didn’t take him long to dial up the volume. We clip and post Johnson’s best calls for each game he works this season and archive them here during games, so bookmark the page and come back all season right up through the Big Ten tourney.
Leading Michigan 31-23, the Hawkeyes held the ball or the final shot of the first half on Saturday before Roy Devyn Marble popped in a fade away jumper as the clock expired. And earlier in the first half, Iowa’s Matt Gatens took a pass, made a nifty shot fake, then drove the lane for a slow-rolling shot and drew the foul. Watch it below.
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