BTN.com staff, November 20, 2011
The Big Ten had a handful of women's basketball games Sunday, including No. 11 Penn State and No. 17 Purdue in action. The Boilermakers drilled Tennessee Martin, 65-39, on their way to tallying the 700th win in program history and Penn State rallied to defeat South Carolina. Catch up on all the action in this post and watch our highlights from Purdue's historical victory.
(AP) Using a dominating defense to shut down a high-scoring, hot-shooting visitor, No. 16 Purdue cruised to a 65-39 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Sunday. In winning its first three games, UT-Martin (3-1) averaged 80 points and 12 made 3-pointers but the Skyhawks managed to shoot just .283 (15-of-53) against Purdue's rangy defense, including .273 (6-of-22) from the 3-point line. Sam Ostarello scored 10 of her 13 points in the second half to lead Purdue (3-0), which picked up the 700th victory in program history.
Michigan 51, Seton Hall 47 BOX
Michigan overcame a double-digit deficit in the first half and defended a Seton Hall charge in the final minutes to pick up a 51-47 win Sunday afternoon in Walsh Gymnasium. Rachel Sheffer led U-M with a game-high 18 points, hitting 3-of-6 from the field and 12-of-14 from the free throw line. She also tied a career high with three blocks to go with five rebounds. Courtney Boylan followed with 11 points. Read the full recap at MGoBlue.com.
(AP) Maggie Lucas scored the final six points of a game-closing 13-0 run and No. 11 Penn State escaped with a 55-50 victory over South Carolina on Sunday. Trailing 50-42 with 5:47 left, Penn State (3-1) turned up its defense and held South Carolina without a point the rest of the game. Lucas, who led the Lady Lions with 18 points, had eight during the
California 80, Illinois 56 BOX
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