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Jasmine McGhee hit a buzzer-beater to help Indiana upset in-state rival and No. 22 Purdue, 62-61, on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall. The game-winning shot accounted for just two of McGhee’s game-high 26 points. The Hoosier was an impressive 11-of-17 from the field in the upset. In other action No. 7 Penn State routed Illinois and Michigan State dropped Northwestern. Watch Indiana’s game-winning shot here.
In front of a sold-out Carver Hawkeye Arena crowd, No. 3 Iowa wrestling knocked off No. 1 Penn State, 22-16. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for a BTN Student U wrap-up of Purdue’s win over Northwestern.
A lot of hockey action took place Friday night. As seen on BTN, Michigan edged Michigan State 3-2 at Yost Ice Arena. In Columbus, the Buckeyes upset ninth-ranked Notre Dame 6-3. In women’s hockey action, Minnesota won their seventh WCHA regular season title against Minnesota Duluth with a 5-0 win. Watch Michigan-Michigan State highlights now and go inside this post for more hockey video.
The No. 1 Minnesota men’s hockey team was upset by WCHA rival Minnesota State 2-1 on Friday night. It was the first game of a home-and-home series. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for a Student U wrap-up of the action between Lake Superior State and Ohio State
No. 1 Penn State tallied a dominant 35-3 road victory at Purdue on Sunday. The Nittany Lions received pins from David Taylor and Ed Ruth in the win. The Nittany Lions (7-0, 4-0) won all but one match, as Purdue’s Ivan Lopouchanski managed to card a victory over James English in the 149-pount bout. Watch our highlights here and read the full recap at GoPSUSports.com.
There were a handful of Big Ten women’s hoops games Sunday, including Iowa upsetting No. 11 Purdue, 62-46, to give head coach Lisa Bluder career win No. 600. Watch Bluder talk about the milestone now and catch up on all the action in this post.
Several Big Ten wrestling teams were in action on Friday night. Nebraska got their first Big Ten dual victory of the season with a 20-19 win over Michigan and improve to 7-3 on the season. Watch the highlights now and dive inside for more wrestling coverage, including Student U highlights of Minnesota’s win over Ohio State.
Wisconsin held off No. 9 Nebraska, 19-17, to improve to a surprising 2-0 in Big Ten play Sunday afternoon at NU Coliseum. Meanwhile, the Huskers fell to 0-2 in conference action with the loss. Nebraska, which trailed 19-9, took the final two matches to make things interesting late. Read full recap at UWBadgers.com. Also, check out our video wrap-up from the match here and read about No. 1 Penn State’s win over Indiana in this post.
There were a total of seven Big Ten women’s basketball teams in action Sunday, including ranked Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue. No. 10 Penn State, the Big Ten’s highest-ranked team, blasted Georgetown, 97-74, behind Maggie Lucas’ career-high 39 points. Catch up on all the action in this post.
The third-ranked Minnesota wrestling team rallied past No. 15 Oregon State, 21-18, Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion. The match came down to the heavyweight battle, and it was Minnesota’s Tony Nelson notching a double-overtime victory over Oregon State’s Chad Hanke. Watch our interview with Nelson now.
Behind a 29-point performance from Rachel Banham, the University of Minnesota (8-3) women’s basketball team cruised to an 87-49 victory over visiting UMKC (4-6) Friday night at Williams Arena. The sophomore made a career-high 11 field goals, including five from three-point range, while adding seven rebounds, five assists and a block in the win. Watch the highlights now and dive inside for more basketball coverage.
Goals from Matt Johnson and Max McCormick weren’t enough as the the Ohio State men’s hockey team lost their weekend opener against Robert Morris, 3-2.
The University of Minnesota (7-3) women’s basketball team snapped Denver’s three-game win streak Wednesday night with a 74-51 win over the visiting Pioneers (3-4) at Williams Arena. Sophomore Rachel Banham posted 21 points, seven rebounds, a career-high seven assists and four steals to lead the Golden Gophers, while junior Micaëlla Riché added 19 points, six rebounds, a block and a steal in the winning effort.
It was a busy day of Big Ten men’s hoops Sunday. There was a total of seven games, including No. 4 Ohio State topping Washington and No. 20 Wisconsin getting revenge against Cornell. Catch up on all the day’s action on our BTN.com scoreboard. Also, get stats, recaps and in-game highlights in this post.
Third-period goals from juniors Alex Szczechura and Chris Crane lifted the Ohio State men’s hockey team to a 4-2 victory and series sweep of No. 19 Northern Michigan on Saturday at Value City Arena. Ohio State moves to 4-3-3 on the year and is 3-1-2-1 in the CCHA, while the Wildcats fall to 4-5-2 and 1-5-2-0 in the league. Watch our highlights from the game now and read the full recap at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
In volleyball action on Friday night, Minnesota beat Nebraska in five sets (12-25, 25-15, 25-22, 19-25, 19-21). The Gophers win puts them in a tie with Nebraska for second place in the Big Ten. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for more volleyball action and a BTN original video feature on Nebraska’s famed Coliseum.
The No. 1 Gophers opened Big Ten action against the No. 9 ranked Cornhuskers and came out with a 27-7 win on Friday night.
Travis Statchuk and Max McCormick each scored a goal for Ohio State as the Buckeyes beat Northern Michigan 2-0 on Friday night. With the win, Brady Hjelle got his second shutout of the season. The two teams face off again Saturday night at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on the Big Ten Digital Network.
Cody Zeller scored 22 points and Remy Abell added a career-high 14 to lead No. 1 Indiana past pesky North Dakota State 87-61 on Monday night. This was no typical game for the Hoosiers (2-0), whose offense struggled to get in sync against the foul-prone Bison (1-1). It all seemed to be part of North Dakota State’s plan.
Rodney Williams had 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals, Austin Hollins scored 10 of his 13 points in the game’s first five minutes and Minnesota blew by Toledo 82-56 on Monday night.
Brandon Ubel had 17 of his 21 points in the second half Sunday as Nebraska opened the season with a 66-55 win over Southern in Tim Miles’ coaching debut with the Cornhuskers. Dylan Talley added 17 points and Ray Gallegos had 16 for Nebraska. Ubel also had 11 rebounds.
Deshaun Thomas scored 13 of his 19 points in a 17-2 run to end the half and Aaron Craft poured in a career-high 20 points to lead No. 4 Ohio State to an 82-60 victory over Albany on Sunday in the Buckeyes’ belated season opener.
Anthony Johnson scored 14 points, including a four-point play, to help Purdue defeat Hofstra 83-54 Sunday in the 2K Sports Classic. Sandi Marcius scored 11 points and Ronnie Johnson had nine points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Boilermakers (1-1), who bounced back from a season-opening 70-65 loss to Bucknell.