BTN.com staff, February 15, 2015
Indiana beat Minnesota 90-71 to cap off a busy day of Big Ten men's basketball Sunday. James Blackmon Jr. had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead the Hoosiers (18-8, 8-5 Big Ten), who made school-record 18 3-pointers out of 32 attempts (56 percent).
No. 4 Wisconsin cruised past Illinois, 68-49, at the Kohl Center, Northwestern snapped a 10-game losing steak with an overtime win over Iowa, and Purdue took down Nebraska, 66-54, to move into a tie for second place. Full video highlights in this post.
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Use the links below to look at all of Sunday's Big Ten action.
WISCONSIN 68, ILLINOIS 49: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points, Bronson Koenig added 15, and No. 5 Wisconsin beat Illinois 68-49 on Sunday. Nigel Hayes had 14 points for the Badgers, who are off to their best start in school history at 23-2.
NORTHWESTERN 66, IOWA 61: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Bryant McIntosh scored 18 points and Northwestern ended a 10-game losing streak with a 66-61 overtime victory over Iowa after the Hawkeyes' Jarrod Uthoff nailed a 3 at the end of regulation on Sunday afternoon.
PURDUE 66, NEBRASKA 54: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Vince Edwards scored 15 points and Dakota Mathias added 10, which tied a career-high, to help lift Purdue to a 66-54 win over Nebraska on Sunday. With the victory, the Boilermakers moved into a second-place tie with Maryland.
INDIANA 90, MINNESOTA 71: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
James Blackmon was 9 of 14 from the floor, including six 3-pointers, tying a career high. Troy Williams and Robert Johnson added 19 points apiece for the Hoosiers (18-8, 8-5 Big Ten). Overall, Indiana shot 59 percent and outrebounded Minnesota 35-16.