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There were three Big Ten women’s basketball games on Thursday night. Penn State kicked off the action with an impressive 66-42 win over Ohio State. Michigan State followed with a 88-72 thumping of Iowa, and Nebraska edged out Minnesota, 88-85 in overtime
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It was a busy day on the Big Ten women’s hardwood, as 10 of the conference’s 12 teams are in action. The highlight of the day? That would be No. 21 Purdue going on the road and upsetting No. 14 Penn State, 84-74. Catch up on all the scores, stats and recaps in this post.
There were a pair of Big Ten women’s basketball games on Sunday afternoon. No. 15 Penn State kicked off the action by dropping No. 22 Iowa, 87-71, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Siera Thompson scored 18 points as Michigan cruised to an impressive 64-49 win over Ohio State in the second game of the day. Catch up on all the action in this post.
So Wisconsin’s Nicole Bauman had a pretty big shot in the Badgers’ game against Green Bay on Monday. With her team trailing 55-52, the sophomore guard tied up the game with a long jumper with just 0.2 seconds left in the second half. The shot forced the game into overtime.
The Big Ten wrapped up women’s nonconference play Sunday and will open the conference season Thursday night. Four teams enter the conference slate ranked in the AP and Coaches polls: Penn State (No. 15; No. 17), Purdue (No. 17; No. 19), Nebraska (No. 18; No. 15) and Iowa (No. 22; No. 25). There’s also an undefeated team, Indiana, which is 13-0 and off to the best start in program history.
It was a busy day of hoops on the women’s hardwood Sunday, as seven Big Ten teams were in action. And all seven recorded rather easy wins, led by Indiana winning at Xavier to clinch a perfect 13-0 nonconference slate. The 13-0 start is the best in program history and also marks the program’s longest winning streak. Catch up on all the games in this post.