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Terone Johnson scored 22 points to help Purdue defeat Northwestern 74-43 on Sunday night and snap a three-game losing streak. D.J. Byrd scored 13 points and Ronnie Johnson and Rapheal Davis added 10 each for the Boilermakers (13-14, 6-8 Big Ten), who shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded the Wildcats 48-23.
Aaron Craft slashed through the lane for a career-high 21 points on Sunday – more than he had scored in the last three games combined – to lead No. 18 Ohio State to a 68-60 victory over fourth-ranked Michigan State.
On Sunday night’s “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013,” we put the spotlight on Indiana’s Maurice Creek, Big Ten high-fliers Sam Thompson and Rodney Williams and former Michigan State star Magic Johnson. In this segment of the show, our cameras take you inside the Minnesota-Ohio State game and Johnson’s return to East Lansing for the Indiana-Michigan State game.
Trey Burke had 26 points and eight assists to help No. 7 Michigan bounce back from a slow start to beat Illinois 71-58 Sunday. The Wolverines (23-4, 10-4 Big Ten) shook off a sluggish first half with a strong second half to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly a month.
Sunday’s slate of Big Ten women’s hoops action included a trio of games featuring a ranked team. Big Ten leader and No. 8 Penn State won at least a share of its second consecutive Big Ten title in a 68-57 victory over Michigan, while No. 22 Purdue dropped Minnesota. Catch up on all the day’s action and watch our video in this post.
For the second year in a row, the Golden Gopher wrestling team beat Oklahoma State to win the 2013 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Dual Meet Championship. No. 3 Minnesota handled the No. 1 Cowboys, 28-9. Read the full recap at GopherSports.com.
The Wisconsin men took home the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships title on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Three individual champions and five second-place finishes led Wisconsin to its 23rd overall Big Ten indoor title and first since 2008.