Thursday's Results

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Ohio State 73, Indiana 55
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Ohio State coach Jim Foster never flinched, even though his Buckeyes (No. T-9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) trailed last-place Indiana at halftime. Even with Ohio State a game behind Purdue for the Big Ten lead and seemingly on the verge of slipping against a Hoosier team that was winless in conference play, Foster remained calm. His team showed why. Samantha Prahalis had 18 points and nine assists to help the Buckeyes beat Indiana 73-55 Thursday night. RECAP

Penn State 77, Michigan 56
Ann Arbor, Mich. - The No. 18/19 Penn State Lady Lions (16-4, 6-2) shot 56.1% from the field, including 66.7% in the second half, on the way to a dominating 77-56 win at Michigan (16-5, 5-3) Thursday night. The Lady Lions are 4-0 in Big Ten road games this season, marking the first time since the 2003-04 season that PSU opened the conference slate perfect through its first four games. Sophomore guard Maggie Lucas posted her 11th 20-point game of the season with 23 tallies via a 10-for-13 effort from the field. She also pulled in eight rebounds with four assists and two steals. Junior Alex Bentley had a solid all-around game with 18 points, eight assists, four rebounds and a steal. With the performance, Bentley moves into 25th place on Penn State's all-time scoring chart. RECAP

Wisconsin 78, Minnesota 72
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A late run by the Gophers was stopped short by a strong Badger offense, as the Wisconsin women's basketball team defeated Minnesota, 78-72, Thursday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.Wisconsin (7-13, 3-5 Big Ten) took the lead just over a minute into the first half and didn't relent for its second-consecutive Big Ten win. The Gophers (11-11, 3-5 Big Ten) made a 7-0 run to bring the score within five with 3:27 to go, but three free throws in the final 16 seconds by Morgan Paige clinched the win for the Badgers. RECAP

Illinois 71, Michigan State 62
East Lansing, Mich. - Junior Adrienne GodBold provided the game-tying rebound with 9.4 seconds remaining in regulation, then the go-ahead basket on the first possession of overtime to help Illinois to a much-needed and earned 71-62 victory over Michigan State in East Lansing. The effort marked the first Big Ten win for Illinois (7-14, 1-7), who have had a number of heartbreaking defeats in the first half of the conference season. It was also the first victory for the Illini at Michigan State (12-9, 4-4) since 2003. "We focused on playing hard for 40 minutes or in this case 45 minutes," GodBold said. "Even when they made a run, we didn't drop our heads at all. We stuck together and played total team basketball." RECAP

Nebraska 60, Iowa 53
Lincoln - Jordan Hooper notched her ninth double-double with 22 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the No. 19 Nebraska women's basketball team to a 60-53 win over Iowa at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Thursday night. With the victory, which gave Nebraska a regular-season sweep of the Hawkeyes, the Huskers improved to 17-3 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten. Iowa slipped to 11-10 overall and 3-5 in the Big Ten with all five of its losses to top-25 teams. Hooper, a 6-2 sophomore forward from Alliance, Neb., hit 7-of-14 shots from the field, including 3-of-6 three-pointers, while connecting on 5-of-6 free throws. RECAP

Purdue 80, Northwestern 70
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Courtney Moses scored a career-high 29 points and KK Houser added 21 to help No. 13 Purdue win its 11th in a row, 80-70 over Northwestern on Thursday night. The Big Ten's only unbeaten women's team, the Boilermakers (18-3, 8-0) never trailed after Houser's baseline 3 pointer opened a 28-26 lead with 6:20 left in the first half. Dannielle Diamant scored 21 points, and Morgan Jones and Kendall Hackney each had 13 for the Wildcats, losers of four of their last five. Northwestern (12-9, 2-6) rallied from a 13 point deficit to make it 70-64 with 1:31 to play but never got closer. RECAP

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