BTN.com staff, BTN.com staff, January 8, 2012
Sunday featured a trio of Big Ten women's basketball games, including a pair on BTN. In the first game, Northwestern held off Indiana, 69-61, for its first Big Ten win and Nebraska rallied past Iowa, 76-72, in the second one at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. In the other game, Wisconsin nipped Illinois, 70-67. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get stats and recaps in this post.
Northwestern 69, Indiana 61 BOX
Four Wildcats reached double figures as Northwestern picked up its first Big Ten victory of the season, a 69-61 triumph over Indiana Sunday afternoon. Dannielle Diamant led the contingent with a career-high tying 20 points, including six points on free-throws in the final minute. The win, NU's 11th on the year, was the first time since Dec. 30, 1998 that the Wildcats had emerged victorious from Bloomington. Read the full recap at NUSports.com.
Wisconsin 70, Illinois 67 BOX
A strong second half and a pair of free throws by Morgan Paige with seven seconds to play gave the Wisconsin women?s basketball team it first Big Ten Conference win. The Badgers downed Illinois 70-67 Sunday afternoon. The win improved the UW to 1-3 in Big Ten play (5-11 overall), while the Illini remain winless in league play at 0-4 (6-11 overall). Read the full recap at UWBadgers.com.
Nebraska 76, Iowa 72 BOX | AP RECAP
(AP) Lindsey Moore had 22 points and nine assists and Jordan Hooper added 17 points as No. 19 Nebraska rallied to beat Iowa 77-72 on Sunday. The Cornhuskers (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) trailed by as many as eight points before a late 12-2 run led to their eighth straight win.