staff, January 27, 2013

Sunday featured a trio of big matchups on the Big Ten women's hardwood. Iowa went into Ann Arbor and took down Michigan, 63-57, No. 8 Penn State moved to 7-0 in conference play with a 71-56 victory at Ohio State, and No. 13 Purdue topped Michigan State, 67-62, in overtime. Catch up on all the day's action in this post.

No. 8 Penn State 71, Ohio State 56: BOX | AP RECAP
With her team getting outplayed and trailing by nine points at the break, Penn State coach Coquese Washington didn't hold back in the locker room. Her veteran players took it from there. Maggie Lucas scored 14 of her 18 points after the half and the eighth-ranked Nittany Lions saved their best for last in beating Ohio State 71-56 on Sunday, their 14th consecutive Big Ten win to set a school record.

Iowa 63, Michigan 57: BOX | AP RECAP
Bethany Doolittle tallied 19 points as Iowa avenged a Jan. 6 loss to No. 23 Michigan with a 63-57 victory Sunday. Iowa (16-5, 5-1 Big 10 Conference) trailed 32-30 at halftime, and after briefly leading by three points on Samantha Logic's jumper with 11:28 left, trailed 52-50 with 6:09 to play. Jamie Printy made it 53-52 with a 3-pointer with 5:52 left, and after two Kate Thompson free throws for Michigan, Doolittle hit a go-ahead jumper that put the Hawkeyes ahead for good with 5:20 to play.

No. 13 Purdue 67, Michigan State 62 – OT: BOX | AP RECAP
Drey Mingo had 22 points and 10 rebounds and No. 13 Purdue defeated Michigan State 67-62 in overtime on Sunday. It's the fourth overtime win for the Boilermakers without a loss in Big Ten play. KK Houser scored 16 points and also had 10 rebounds for Purdue (17-3, 6-1). Taylor Manuel scored 12 points. Kiana Johnson led Michigan State (16-4, 4-3) with 19 points. Becca Mills scored 11 points and Jasmine Thomas scored 10 for the Spartans.