Sunday featured a light schedule on the Big Ten women’s hardwood, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some great action. Iowa drilled No. 18 Purdue 72-52 at Mackey Arena to highlight the day’s two-game slate. In the other game, Northwestern knocked off Minnesota, 70-63. Catch up on all the action in this post.
In front of a season-high 5,800 fans, Michigan outlasted in-state rival Michigan State to claim its third straight victory, 70-69, Saturday afternoon at Crisler Center. The Wolverines relied on a career-high 24 points from senior guard Jenny Ryan to help snap a 12-game losing streak against the Spartans. Read the full recap at MGoBlue.com and watch our highlights right here.
Sunday’s slate of five Big Ten women’s games was highlighted by Michigan’s 67-56 upset victory at No. 13 Purdue. Kate Thompson hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to help lead the Wolverines to the big road upset. Another ranked team was in action, as No. 8 Penn State topped Michigan State, 71-56. Catch up on all of Sunday’s women’s hoops action in this post.
Minnesota got 34 points and nine rebounds from Rachel Banham to defeat visiting Iowa, 72-60. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for more video from around the conference, including highlights from Penn State’s win over Indiana.
There were a quartet of Big Ten women’s hoops games Sunday, including an upset that went down to the final second. Northwestern went into Iowa City and edged No. 24 Iowa, 67-65, on Karly Roser’s buzzer-beating layup. Catch up on all the day’s women’s hoops action in this post.
Sam Ostarello had 14 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night to lead No. 14 Purdue to a 59-42 win over Indiana. KK Houser and April Wilson scored 12 points apiece for the Boilermakers (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten). Taylor Manuel added 11 points for Purdue, which held a 45-30 rebounding edge. It was one of six games in the Big Ten on Thursday and several of them ended in upsets.
A profile of Purdue’s Drey Mingo who has overcome serious illness and injury to return for a 6th year. Learn more about Sounds of Serenity, a charity Mingo has started for children who cannot afford hearing aids, by visiting http://www.teamsounds.net.