MBB: Tuesday Night Recaps

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It was the Robbie Hummel show for the first half of the Purdue vs. Ohio State game. Hummel scored 29 points in the first stanza, connecting on 8-of-10 long-range shots. It was the Evan Turner show the second half. Turner led the Buckeyes to a 70-66 victory over the No. 6 Boilermakers in a back-and-forth affair in West Lafayette last night. Hummel and Turner each finished with 30-plus points.

Iowa wrapped up its non-conference season with a 67-62 win over Tennessee State in Iowa City last night and the Fighting Ilini edged Penn State, 54-53 in a thriller in Champaign.

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Ohio State def. No. 6/6 Purdue, 70-66
Ohio State's Evan Turner dismantled Purdue's highly respected defense.

He scored 23 of his career-high 32 points in the second half, and the Buckeyes rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat No. 6 Purdue 70-66 on Tuesday night.

Turner scored 14 of Ohio State's final 18 points. He also had nine rebounds in his third game since missing a month with a fracture in his back.

Ohio State coach Thad Matta said he's not sure Turner is 100 percent healthy.

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Illinois def. Penn State, 54-53
Demetri McCamey returned to the starting lineup for the first time in two games and scored 25 points to lead Illinois to a 54-53 comeback victory over Penn State on Tuesday night.

McCamey hit a jump shot with 1:02 to play to give the Illini (12-5, 4-0 Big Ten) a 53-52 lead that stood up. Penn State's Talor Battle missed a jump shot as the game ended.

The Illini trailed 48-40 with 8:46 to play after a 16-5 Penn State run.

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Iowa def. Tennessee State, 67-62
A men's college basketball team that needed a win, got a win Tuesday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, but it sure didn't come easy.

Coach Todd Lickliter's Iowa Hawkeyes had to scratch and claw and scratch some more to get win No. 6 in 2009-10, a 67-62 win over a very quick and exceptionally athletic Tennessee State squad out of the Ohio Valley Conference. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak to Big Ten Conference opponents for the Hawkeyes.

The difference in the game - the Hawkeyes' final non-conference date of the year - was Iowa sophomore forward Aaron Fuller, who scored a career-high 24 points and matched his career best with nine rebounds. Fuller's night included 10 straight points - which sparked a 14-2 Iowa run - during the first half when Iowa was trying its best to deal with the Lions' full-court pressure and its quickness to the ball.

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