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.
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.