BTN.com staff, November 27, 2011
Four Big Ten women's basketball teams were in action Sunday, including a pair on BTN. Northwestern lost to DePaul in the first game and No. 18 Ohio State topped No. 20 LSU in the nightcap. Catch up on all the day's action and stats on our Big Ten women's scoreboard and read recaps for all the games in this post. Watch our highlights from the Buckeyes' impressive victory over ranked LSU now.
Nebraska 66, Florida State 63 BOX
Lindsey Moore, Emily Cady and Brandi Jeffery led the Nebraska women's basketball team back from a 13-point second-half deficit at the Tucker Center on their way to a 66-63 win on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the young Huskers improved to 6-0 with their second win over a USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25 opponent. Nebraska, which completed a weekend sweep in Tallahassee, outscored FSU, 9-3 in the final 2:04. The Seminoles, who also suffered an 85-76 home loss to No. 11 Louisville at the Tucker Center on Friday night, slipped to 3-4 on the season. Read the full recap at Huskers.com.
Michigan State 67, Oakland 42 BOX
A strong defensive effort, especially in the second half, led the Michigan State women's basketball team to a 67-42 victory over Oakland on Sunday at the Breslin Center. The Spartans, who improve to 5-2, began the second half on a 14-2 run over the first six and a half minutes and held the Grizzlies (2-3) to 18 second half points. Suzy Merchant became the quickest head coach to 100 Spartan wins, neediong only 142 games. Senior Porsche Poole was the lone Spartan in double-figures, leading the way with 16 points. Read the full recap at MSUSpartans.com.
No. 23 DePaul 88, Northwestern 72 BOX | AP RECAP
(AP) Keisha Hampton scored a career-high 32 points, Anna Martin added 21 points and No. 23 DePaul handed Northwestern its first loss of the season Sunday, 88-72 in the Third Annual Autism Awareness game. With the game tied at 62, DePaul (5-1) went on an 8-2 run as Hampton capped the surge with a 3-pointer. Northwestern (4-1) pulled to 74-70 with 3:34 remaining, but the Blue Demons Jasmine Penny scored five and Hampton had four as DePaul expanded its lead to 83-70.
No. 18 Ohio State 77, No. 20 LSU 68 BOX | AP RECAP
(AP) Samantha Prahalis scored 28 points and flirted with a triple-double and Tayler Hill's high-bouncing 3-pointer led No. 18 Ohio State past No. 20 LSU 77-68 on Sunday night. Prahalis, who also had eight assists and eight rebounds, had eight points and an assist in a 12-4 second-half run that gave the Buckeyes (5-0) the lead for good. Hill scored 19 of her 23 points in the second half, including a critical 3 with 3:10 left to keep LSU (3-3) at bay.