BTN.com staff, February 9, 2014
There was a trio of Big Ten women's basketball games Sunday. No. 25 Purdue dropped Michigan, 65-56, No. 9 Penn State breezed by Ohio State, 74-54, and Minnesota outlasted Illinois, 66-61. Catch up on all of Sunday's action in this post.
PURDUE 65, MICHIGAN 56 | RECAP | BOX
(AP) Ashley Morrissette and April Wilson each sank 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes to help No. 25 Purdue put away Michigan 65-56 on Sunday. The Wolverines moved out to a 27-13 lead in the first half after two 3-pointers by Madison Ristovski. Purdue countered as Whitney Bays had two layups, a jumper and two free throws to fuel a 14-2 run to close the half.
PENN STATE 74, OHIO STATE 54 | RECAP | BOX
(AP) Maggie Lucas had 23 points, including 12 during a 21-3 run, to lead No. 9 Penn State past Ohio State 74-54 on Sunday. Dara Taylor and Talia East each added 12 points for the Nittany Lions (18-5, 9-2 Big Ten), who took over the top spot in the conference a day earlier when Michigan State lost at Nebraska. They had won six in a row before a 73-70 loss to Iowa on Thursday night.
MINNESOTA 66, ILLINOIS 61 | RECAP | BOX
The University of Minnesota (15-9, 4-6) women's basketball team got 47 combined points from Rachel Banham and Amanda Zahui B. as it picked up a hard-fought 66-61 victory against Illinois (9-15, 2-9) Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena in front of a crowd of 4,306 fans for its breast cancer awareness game.