BTN.com staff, November 26, 2011
Five Big Ten men's basketball teams played Saturday, and you can catch up on all the action and stats on our Big Ten scoreboard. Only one Big Ten women's team played Sunday – Michigan vs. Marquette. Purdue and Wisconsin both cruised to victories today, with the Boilers drilling Coppin State, 78-57, and the Badgers routing BYU for the Chicago Invitational title. Watch our highlights from the Badgers' tournament title win now and get recaps from all the day's action inside.
FINAL: Robbie Hummel paced Purdue with 24 points to lead the Boilermakers to a 78-57 victory over Coppin State on Saturday at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette. The Boilermakers started the game out strong with a 17-3 run, which allowed them to take a 14-point lead in the first. Anthony Johnson finished off the run with a field goal and propelled the Boilermakers to a 38-28 lead at intermission. Purdue was hot from long range, hitting 12-of-31 threes for a 39 percent night from beyond the arc. To go along with Hummel's efforts, Ryne Smith scored 14 points, Terone Johnson contributed 11 points, and Johnson scored 10 points. Akeem Ellis contributed 15 points for the Eagles in the loss. Coppin State was on fire from beyond the arc during the game, shooting 40 percent (10-of-25). In addition to Ellis' efforts, Tony Gallo scored 14 points. The Boilermakers never trailed. Purdue's largest lead was 24, which came with 1:05 remaining..
HALFTIME: Terone Johnson has 11 points to lead Purdue to a 38-28 lead over Coppin State at the end of the first half. The Boilermakers led by 15 points in the first before the Eagles tightened the game back up. Coppin State's Tony Gallo already has eight points.
FINAL: Iowa used its efficient offense to power past IPFW 82-72 on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes shot 55 percent from the field (28-of-51). Iowa went 21-of-33 from the charity stripe as a team (64 percent). Matt Gatens sparked the Hawkeyes as he tallied 22 points for Iowa in the game. Zach McCabe was 4-of-6 from the floor and chipped in 12 points for the Hawkeyes. Along with Gatens' work and McCabe's stellar play, Bryce Cartwright scored 12 points and Roy Devyn Marble scored 11 points. Frank Gaines scored 25 points and knocked down 10-of-13 shot attempts for the Mastodons in the loss. IPFW shot 51 percent from the field (23-of-45). The Mastodons were hot from long range, hitting 7-of-18 threes for a 39 percent night from beyond the arc. IPFW went 19-of-26 from the charity stripe as a team (73 percent). In addition to Gaines' performance, Trey McCorkle contributed 12 points and Demario Hines racked up 12 points. Iowa never trailed. The Hawkeyes' largest lead was 12, which came midway through the second half.
HALFTIME: Iowa leads 39-29 over IPFW at the half thanks to the efforts of Zach McCabe, who has eight. Iowa led by as many as 12 points in the first half and never trailed. The Hawkeyes fired often and fired with accuracy from distance, hitting 50 percent (4-of-8) of their three-point attempts. Frank Gaines led the way for the Mastodons in the first half, with 10 points.
FINAL: Nebraska went into the locker room with the momentum and came out of the second half flying as well, which allowed the Cornhuskers to grab a 76-64 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln. The game was tied 24-24 before the Cornhuskers went on an 18-6 run to take a 12-point lead with 16:02 in the game. Bo Spencer sparked Nebraska as he scored 18 points for the Cornhuskers in the game. Brandon Ubel had a quality shooting game, nailing 5-of-6 shots from the field and scored 12 points. Nebraska hit 52 percent of its field goals (28-of-54). Besides Spencer's work and Ubel's stellar play, Dylan Talley tallied 12 points and Toney McCray racked up 12 points. Griffan Callahan tallied 25 points, shot 9-of-13 from the field, and hit 7-of-11 three-pointers for the Jackrabbits in the game. South Dakota State struggled from the floor, shooting 34 percent (21-of-61). In addition to Callahan's production, Nate Wolters scored 19 points and Taevaunn Prince totaled 11 points.
HALFTIME: Nebraska and South Dakota State were tied at 24 before the Cornhuskers went on a 11-4 run to break things open and take a 35-28 lead into halftime. Bo Spencer, the leading scorer this season for Nebraska, has not made much of an impact through the first 20 minutes. He enters halftime with five points. The Cornhuskers' Brandon Ubel already has seven points. The Jackrabbits' Nate Wolters had a big first half, with 10 points.
FINAL: Langston Galloway paced St. Joseph's with 17 points to lead the Hawks to a 65-47 victory over Penn State on Saturday at Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena in Philadelphia. The Hawks broke out to an early 22-point lead after a 22-0 run in the first. Carl Jones finished off the run with a field goal and propelled the Hawks to a 33-10 lead at intermission. C.J. Aiken was 6-of-8 from the floor and chipped in 14 points for St. Joseph's. The Hawks shot 6-of-16 from three-point range during the game, good for 38 percent. St. Joseph's shot 19-of-25 from the free throw line. Billy Oliver tallied 12 points for the Nittany Lions in the loss. Penn State had trouble finding its touch, shooting just 27 percent (19-of-71) from the field. Aside from Oliver's performance, Ross Travis totaled 10 points. The Hawks never trailed. St. Joseph's' largest lead was 28, which came early in the second half.
HALFTIME: The rout is on, as St. Joseph's has jumped out to a 33-10 lead over Penn State at the half. The Hawks didn't trail once in the first half and they also led by as many as 23 points. The Nittany Lions' leading scorer, Tim Frazier, has been shut down thus far. He enters halftime with zero points. Langston Galloway led the way for St. Joseph's in the first half, with 10 points. Penn State's Billy Oliver already has three points.
FINAL: Jordan Taylor scored 18 points and Ben Brust added 21 points as they teamed up to lead Wisconsin to a 73-56 victory over Brigham Young on Saturday at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates in the Chicago Invitational Challenge. Taylor helped lead the Badgers to victory, with eight assists. Wisconsin broke out for a 22-8 run to take a 12-point lead with 13:51 to go in the first half. Mike Bruesewitz knocked down a free throw that capped off the run by the Badgers and helped Wisconsin lead 34-32 at the half. The Badgers shot 53 percent from the field (27-of-51). Wisconsin was hot from long range, hitting 13-of-24 threes for a 54 percent night from beyond the arc. In addition to Brust's production and Taylor's contribution, Bruesewitz scored 13 points and Jared Berggren scored 13 points. Noah Hartsock contributed 18 points, grabbed five rebounds, and knocked down 7-of-12 shot attempts for the Cougars in a losing effort. Brigham Young hit 48 percent of its field goals (22-of-46). The Badgers trailed 30-26 with 3:20 left in the first half, but an 8-0 run allowed them to take a four-point lead late in the first. Brust finished the run off with a field goal, which helped Wisconsin lead at halftime.
HALFTIME: Mike Bruesewitz has eight points to lead Wisconsin to a 34-32 lead over Brigham Young at the end of the first half. The Cougars should feel pretty good, considering with 13:51 to go in the first half they trailed the Badgers by as many as 12 points. Brigham Young has generated more of its offensive production from inside the three-point line, making 12-of-20 two-point field goals and hitting 1-of-4 from beyond the arc. Wisconsin fired often and fired with accuracy from distance, hitting 50 percent (7-of-14) of its three-point attempts. The Badgers shared the ball, finishing with nine assists on 12 field goals in the first half. Charles Abouo's big game so far includes four points and five rebounds.