BTN.com staff, BTN.com staff, January 12, 2014
It was a busy day on the Big Ten women's hardwood, as 10 of the conference's 12 teams are in action. The highlight of the day? That would be No. 21 Purdue going on the road and upsetting No. 14 Penn State, 84-74. Catch up on all the scores, stats and recaps in this post.
PURDUE 84, PENN STATE 74 | RECAP
(AP) Courtney Moses scored 25 points and No. 21 Purdue upset No. 14 Penn State 84-74 on Sunday. Purdue (11-4, 1-2), which lost its Big Ten opening games to Ohio State and Northwestern was up 46-37 over Penn State (11-4, 2-1) at intermission.
IOWA 82, WISCONSIN 65 | RECAP
Iowa led from start to finish, sprinting out to a 16-6 lead, and never looked back en route to its 82-65 win at rival Wisconsin. Bethany Doolittle and Ally Disterhoft each scored 20 points and Samantha Logic flirted with a triple-double (16 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists) to lead the Hawkeyes.
NEBRASKA 75, ILLINOIS 56 | RECAP
(AP) Emily Cady had 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists as No. 16 Nebraska rolled to a 75-56 victory Sunday over Illinois. Cady made 6 of 9 from the floor and made all six free throw attempts for Nebraska (12-3, 2-1 Big Ten). The Cornhuskers bounced back after having their five-game winning streak snapped by Michigan State Thursday night. Jordan Hooper scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and is now just 10 points shy of scoring 2,000 career points.
MINNESOTA 94, NORTHWESTERN 59 | RECAP
The University of Minnesota (12-5, 1-2 Big Ten) women?s basketball team handled Northwestern (11-6, 1-3 Big Ten), 94-59, at Williams Arena for its first Big Ten win of the season. Three Gophers scored in double figures, led by Rachel Banham?s 28 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
MICHIGAN STATE 79, MICHIGAN 72 | RECAP
Two baskets from junior Becca Mills and perfect free throw shooting down the stretch, pushed the Michigan State women's basketball team past Michigan, 79-72 on Sunday afternoon at Crisler Center. The Spartans (11-5, 3-0), who sit alone atop the Big Ten standings, have won 22 of their last 24 games against the Wolverines (11-5, 2-1). It was the lone meeting of the season between the two schools.