BTN.com staff, December 3, 2013
The annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge tipped off Tuesday, and the Big Ten went 2-4. That means the Big Ten must win at least five games Wednesday to extend its streak in the event. Here are the results: Minnesota 71, Florida State 61; Duke 79, Michigan 69; Iowa 98, Notre Dame 93; Pittsburgh 78, Penn State 69; Georgia Tech 67, Illinois 64; Syracuse 69, Indiana 52.
GEORGIA TECH 67, ILLINOIS 64 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving the Illini their first loss. Illinois (7-1) led 60-48 before Georgia Tech (6-3) began its comeback. Marcus Georges-Hunt's drive with 1:48 remaining tied the game at 60-all. Daniel Miller's layup with 21 seconds remaining gave Georgia Tech a 65-64 lead.
SYRACUSE 69, INDIANA 52 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Tyler Ennis added 17 points and eight assists, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Indiana 69-52 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday night. Syracuse (8-0) has won 46 straight nonconference games at home, and there was no love lost in this rematch from last season's East Regional semifinal won handily by the Orange.
IOWA 98, NOTRE DAME 93 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Aaron White scored 20 points, Devyn Marble and Jarrod Uthoff added 17 each and No. 23 Iowa held off Notre Dame 98-93 on Tuesday night. Marble had 13 straight points in the second half for the Hawkeyes (8-1), who bounced back from an overtime loss to No. 14 Villanova with just their third win in 13 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games.
DUKE 79, MICHIGAN 69 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Quinn Cook had 24 points and nine assists to help No. 10 Duke beat No. 22 Michigan 79-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Freshman Jabari Parker added 15 points to help the Blue Devils (7-2) regroup from last week's loss to Arizona by grinding out a tough win against the Wolverines. Caris LeVert matched his career-high with 24 points for Michigan, though leading scorer Nik Stauskas struggled all game.
MINNESOTA 71, FLORIDA STATE 61 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Andre Hollins scored 21 points and Austin Hollins added 16 to lift Minnesota to a 71-61 victory over Florida State on Tuesday night. The Golden Gophers (7-2) grabbed 13 offensive rebounds against the bigger Seminoles to help them bounce back from a disappointing showing at the Maui Invitational. The Gophers only turned the ball over six times and hit seven 3-pointers to overcome 34 percent shooting.
PITTSBURGH 78, PENN STATE 69 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Talib Zanna scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and Pittsburgh pulled away late for a 78-69 victory over Penn State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. James Robinson added 10 points for Pitt (8-0), including consecutive fast break layups with less than 3 minutes to play to turn aside one final rally by the Nittany Lions (6-3). Tim Frazier led Penn State with 27 points but the Nittany Lions fell to Pitt for the sixth straight time.