BTN.com staff, January 7, 2012
There were a couple of Big Ten women's hoops games Saturday and both resulted in rather surprising upsets, including Michigan handing bitter rival and No. 11 Ohio State its first loss in a 73-62 decision. In the other game, Michigan State upset No. 19 Penn State, 75-65, on the road. Taylor Alton scored a career-high 20 points to help the Spartans card the upset. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get recaps and stats in this post. Also, watch highlights from Michigan's victory over Ohio State now.
Michigan State 75, Penn State 65 BOX | AP RECAP
(AP) Taylor Alton scored a career-high 20 points and Michigan State held off a late Penn State rally to upset the No. 22 Nittany Lions, 75-65, on Saturday. Alton hit six 3-pointers and had 11 of the team's first 16 points as the Spartans built an early 18-9 lead. When Alton went to the bench, Porsche Poole took over – scoring 10 points during a 15-2 run to help Michigan State build a 22-point lead.
Michigan 73, Ohio State 62 BOX | AP RECAP
(AP) Courtney Boylan scored 19 points and Sam Arnold added 13 to help Michigan hand No. 8 Ohio State its first loss of the season with a 73-62 victory Saturday night. The Buckeyes (15-1, 2-1 Big Ten) were looking to extend their longest win streak since 2007 to 16 games.