BTN.com staff, BTN.com staff, January 2, 2012
Eight of the 12 Big Ten women's hoops teams are in action Monday, including the conference's three ranked teams. No. 12 Ohio State took down Iowa, 81-74, and No. 17 Penn State throttled Wisconsin, 84-49. No. 21 Purdue is taking on Illinois right now. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard, watch our highlights and interviews from Ohio State win now and get recaps from every game in this post.
(AP) Samantha Prahalis scored 30 points and Tayler Hill added 28 Monday to rally No. 8 Ohio State from a 15-point first-half deficit for an 84-71 victory over Iowa, keeping the Buckeyes perfect this season. The Buckeyes (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten) are off to their best start during the NCAA era. They trailed by 15 in the first half but scored 23 of the next 26 points to take the lead and then pulled away. Ohio State hit 10 of 15 3-pointers, including 4 of 6 by Prahalis and 5 of 7 by Hill, the Big Ten's leading scorer.
(AP) Maggie Lucas scored 18 points to lead No. 16 Penn State to an 82-49 win over Wisconsin on Monday. Lucas led a balanced attack for the Nittany Lions (11-3, 1-1 Big Ten) with Nikki Greene adding 14 points and Mia Nickson with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Taylor Wurtz led Wisconsin (4-10, 0-2) with 17.
(AP) Courtney Moses made a 3-pointer from the top of the key as time expired, giving No. 18 Purdue a 64-63 win against Illinois on Monday. Ivory Crawford made two free throws with 25 seconds left to give Illinois a 62-61 lead, but Lydia McCully hit just 1 of 2 free throws with 7 seconds left for a two-point lead before Moses nailed the game-winner. Brittany Rayburn had 17 points to lead Purdue (12-3, 2-0 Big Ten), including 13 in the second half.
Minnesota 84, Indiana 43: BOX