BTN.com staff, BTN.com staff, December 28, 2014

Conference play opened for Big Ten women's basketball teams Sunday, with five games on the docket.

No. 17 Rutgers headlined the busy slate of action, going into Assembly Hall and taking down Indiana, 66-51, to card a win in its Big Ten debut. Betnijah Laney had a double-double (2o points, 10 rebounds) to pace the Scarlet Knights.

The most surprising result of the day belongs to Northwestern, which upset No. 20 Michigan State, 61-57, at the Breslin Center.

Catch up on all of Sunday's Big Ten women's basketball action below.

RUTGERS 66, INDIANA 51: BOX | AP RECAP
Betnijah Laney had 20 points and 10 rebounds and No. 17 Rutgers' defense stymied Indiana's offense Sunday afternoon to open Big Ten Conference play with a 66-51 win.

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NORTHWESTERN 61, MICHIGAN STATE 57: BOX | AP RECAP
Michigan State scored the first five points but Northwestern rallied with a 14-2 run and held on to upset the 20th-ranked Spartans 61-57 in a Big Ten Conference opener on Sunday.

PURDUE 62, ILLINOIS 55: BOX | RECAP
Purdue opened the Big Ten season with a win on Sunday at the State Farm Center, holding on for a 62-55 win at the University of Illinois. Sophomore Bridget Perry led the Boilermakers with a career-high 19 points and 12 rebounds.

IOWA 77, PENN STATE 52: BOX | AP RECAP
Bethany Doolittle had 12 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks, and No. 23 Iowa beat Penn State 77-52 on Sunday in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

WISCONSIN 63, MICHIGAN 53: BOX | RECAP