staff, December 17, 2011

Saturday featured five Big Ten women's hoops games, including No. 12 Ohio State in action. The Buckeyes stayed perfect, moving to 10-0, by carding an exciting 77-75 victory at Cal. The win sent Ohio State coach Jim Foster to his 750th career triumph. Watch our highlights from Illinois' defeat to Texas Tech at the United Center now and catch up on all the action in this post and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

Texas Tech 70, Illinois 64 BOX | AP RECAP

(AP) Christine Hyde scored 18 points to lead No. 15 Texas Tech to a 70-64 win over Illinois on Saturday. The Lady Raiders made 25 of 35 free throws to hang on against Illinois (4-6). Karisma Penn scored 12 points and Alex Burke had 11 for the Illini.

Ohio State 77, Cal 75 BOX | AP RECAP

(AP) Samantha Prahalis had 18 points and six assists and No. 12 Ohio State held off California 77-75 on Saturday to remain unbeaten and give coach Jim Foster his 750th career victory. Tayler Hill and Ashley Adams added 15 points apiece for the Buckeyes (10-0), who led by 14 with 5:20 left before the Golden Bears rallied in the final minutes.

NIU 60, Indiana 59 BOX

In a game that saw 10 ties and 13 lead changes, it was a Northern Illinois 3-point field goal with nine seconds remaining that was the difference as the Huskies topped the Hoosiers in Bloomington on Saturday night, 60-59. Three Indiana players scored in double-figures led by Jasmine McGhee?s 20 points. Aulani Sinclair and Dansila Andujar both scored 10 points each, as Andujar had her third double-double in four games tying her career-high with 13 rebounds.

Michigan 72, Indiana State 44 BOX

The University of Michigan women's basketball team raced out to a 23-point halftime lead and shot 44.4 percent for the game in defeating Indiana State, 72-44, on Saturday night at Crisler Arena. The win improved U-M to 10-2 with one game left in non-conference play. Jenny Ryan led the Wolverines with a game-high 13 points, including eight during the first-half run.

Bradley 96, Iowa 88