MBB: Saturday Wrap Up

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#17/20 WISCONSIN def. #4/4 PURDUE, 73-66
Jordan Taylor
had a rocky start replacing Trevon Hughes.

The backup point guard committed two turnovers and missed a jumper immediately after Hughes picked up two quick fouls, but he got better in a hurry to help Wisconsin hand Purdue its first loss this season.

Taylor scored a career-high 23 points, Jason Bohannon tied a career high with 20 and Wisconsin (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) beat No. 4 Purdue 73-66 Saturday.

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Blake Hoffarber scored a career-high 27 points, with six three-pointers in the second half, to lead Minnesota to a 73-62 victory over Ohio State on Saturday.

Lawrence Westbrook added 15 points for the Gophers (12-4, 3-1 Big Ten), who bounced back in a big way from a 79-60 defeat at fourth-ranked Purdue earlier in the week. Hoffarber, the conference's leading three-point shooter at better than 50 percent, had only three points in that game.

Evan Turner got going in the second half and gave the Buckeyes (11-5, 1-3) 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in his second game back after missing more than four weeks while broken bones in his back healed.

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#10/11 MICHIGAN STATE def. IOWA, 71-53
Draymond Green
had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Kalin Lucas also scored 14 points to help Michigan State (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) throttle Iowa 71-53 on Saturday for its eighth victory in nine games.

Raymar Morgan added 12 points for the Spartans (13-3, 3-0 Big Ten), who opened the second half with a 12-0 run that buried the last-place Hawkeyes (5-11, 0-4).

Michigan State has put itself in position to take control of the Big Ten race. The Spartans play their next three at home -- where they're 9-0 -- against Minnesota, Illinois and the Hawkeyes.

Matt Gatens had 16 points to lead Iowa, which has lost four straight and six of its last eight.

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D. J. Richardson's 17-footer with 1:10 to go gave Illinois its first lead in more than 36 minutes, and the Illini held on for a 66-60 victory at Indiana on Saturday.

It's the first time Illinois (11-5, 3-0 Big Ten) has won in Bloomington in consecutive seasons since 1997 and 1998.

Mike Tisdale led the Fighting Illini with 27 points and nine rebounds, while Demetri McCamey came off the bench to score 19 points.

The Hoosiers (7-8, 1-2) were led by Verdell Jones with 13 points and freshman Jordan Hulls, who matched his season high with 12 points.

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