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.
Saturday featured a BTN doubleheader on the women’s hardwood. In the first game, Northwestern rallied past Wisconsin, 54-52, and Illinois knocked off Indiana, 73-60, in the nightcap. Watch our Wisconsin-Northwestern highlights now and see our other video highlights in this post.
Dylan Talley‘s tie-breaking, shot clock-beating 3-pointer with 9.2 seconds left sent Nebraska to a 64-60 victory over Iowa Saturday and put a dent in the Hawkeyes’ NCAA tournament hopes. The Cornhuskers (13-14, 4-10 Big Ten) used a couple of big runs in the second half to come back from a 16-point halftime deficit and end the Hawkeyes’ three-game win streak.
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Last week, my colleague Tom Dienhart and I debated the frontrunner for Big Ten Player of the Year. Hours after leading No. 1 Indiana over No. 5 Michigan State, Victor Oladipo was my selection.
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Indiana was a big winner this week, showing why it’s the No. 1 team in the nation and a favorite to win the school’s first national championship since 1987, when Keith Smart hit one of the biggest shots in school history to down Syracuse. The Hoosiers’ win in East Lansing against Michigan State was very impressive. But that’s not all that went on last week.