February 2012 Archives

Wednesday's Result

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South Florida 2, Michigan 0

Wednesday's Results

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Florida-Gulf Coast def. MICHIGAN, 8-1

Welcome to Indy!

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It's quiet now in Bankers Life Fieldhouse as final setup for the 2012 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament takes place.  Action will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday with No. 7 Michigan taking on No. 10 Illinois in the first of four first round games, all of which will be broadcast live on BTN.  Additionally, we'll have live stats updates, photo galleries and more from courtside, while BTN.com will also provide live streams of all postgame press conferences.

Wednesday's Schedule

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MICHIGAN at Florida Gulf Coast, 6:30 p.m. ET

Women's Basketball Tournament Teleconference

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The coaches of the Big Ten Women's Basketball squads talked with the media about their teams' preparations for the 2012 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament and the All-Big Ten teams announced Monday night.  Click here to listen to your coach!

In the Polls

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Minnesota remained the top-ranked wrestling team in the nation in the final NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll of the season, earning nine of the 10 first-place votes en route to the top ranking. The other eight ranked Big Ten teams remained in the same spots as last week, with Penn State checking in at No. 2, Iowa holding No. 4, and Illinois rounding out the top five at No. 5. Ohio State ranks sixth, followed by No. 8 Nebraska in the top 10. Michigan holds No. 14, while No. 18 Northwestern and No. 25 Purdue round out the top 25 entering this weekend's Big Ten Championships.

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Four Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Four Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association and USA Softball polls, released on Tuesday. Michigan appears at No. 15 in the USA Softball poll and No. 16 in the NFCA rankings, while Nebraska is tied at No. 24 in the USA Softball rankings. Ohio State is among other teams also receiving votes in the USA Softball poll, while Purdue is receiving votes from the coaches group.

Weekly Rankings

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Four Big Ten women's golf teams hold top-50 rankings in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin ratings, released on Monday. Three teams rank in the top 30, with Ohio State holding No. 21, Michigan State ranking 25th and Purdue checking in at No. 29. Northwestern rounds out the group of ranked Big Ten teams at No. 41. Three Big Ten golfers rank in the top 25 nationally, as Michigan State's Caroline Powers is 13th, Purdue's Laura Gonzalez-Escallon is 21st and fellow Boilermaker Paula Reto follows at No. 23.

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Weekly Rankings

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Four Big Ten men's golf teams rank in the top 50 nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, led by No. 26 Illinois. Indiana ranks 32nd this week, followed by No. 34 Iowa and No. 36 Purdue. Individually, five Big Ten golfers also boast top-50 rankings, with Illinois' Luke Guthrie leading the way at No. 16. Purdue's Tyler Duncan ranks 21st, while Illinois' Thomas Pieters follows at No. 29. Indiana's Chase Wright checks in at No. 37, while Iowa's Barrett Kelpin holds No. 39 nationally.

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Weekly Rankings

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics again rank in the top 12 of the GymInfo national rankings based on their three score averages. Penn State ranks second nationally with an average of 352.667, followed by Illinois at No. 3 (349.533). Ohio State rounds out the top five at No. 5 with a mark of 346.483, while Minnesota follows at No. 6 (345.600). Michigan checks in at No. 8 (342.567), Nebraska holds No. 10 (337.483) and Iowa ranks 12th (333.667).

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Weekly Rankings

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics teams rank in the GymInfo top 25 nationally based on regional qualifying average, led by No. 6 Nebraska. The Huskers boast a 196.585 RQS, followed by Penn State at No. 11 (195.950). Ohio State checks in at No. 14 this week with an average of 195.760, while Minnesota holds No. 18 at 195.285. Illinois ranks 21st at 195.155, with Michigan rounding out the group of ranked Big Ten teams at No. 23 (194.795).

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Sunday's Results

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Sunday's Results
Boston 8, Illinois 1
Bradley 3, Indiana 2
Iowa 7, LIU Brooklyn 0
Michigan 3, Mississippi State 1
Minnesota 9, Notre Dame 1
Michigan State 6, Tulsa 4
Florida Atlantic 4, Michigan State 3
Texas 3, Nebraska 0
Washington 6, Nebraska 3
Northwestern 7, Missouri 1
Ohio State 9, Colorado State 8
North Carolina 11, Penn State 3
James Madison 10, Penn State 8 (9)
Purdue 10, Troy 4
Florida State 2, Wisconsin 1

Sunday's Results

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ILLINOIS def. Lamar, 9-8 [3]

Tulane def. INDIANA, 6-2

Virginia Tech def. IOWA, 4-3 [4]

MICHIGAN def. Iona, 6-5 [5]

Miami (Ohio) def. MICHIGAN STATE, 1-0 [6]

Milwaukee def. MINNESOTA, 6-1

NEBRASKA def. UNLV, 8-7 [7]

Cal State Northridge def. NORTHWESTERN, 8-7

Georgia Tech def. OHIO STATE, 13-4

UNC-Greensboro def. PENN STATE, 6-0

PURDUE def. Western Carolina, 14-7 [8]

 

3 - YMBL Cardinal Classic (Beaumont, Texas)
4 - Coastal Carolina Tournament (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
5 - Port St. Lucie, Fla.
6 - First Pitch Invitational (Grenville, S.C.)
7 - Kleberg Bank College Classic (Corpus Christi, Texas)
8 - ECU Keith LeClair Classic (Greenville, N.C.)


 

Sunday's Results

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#23/24 INDIANA def. MINNESOTA, 69-50
Minnesota's late-season struggles continued Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena, as #23/24 Indiana pulled away from the Gophers midway through the first half and held a double-digit lead for the entire second half on its way to a 69-50 victory. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#16/15 WISCONSIN def. #8/9 OHIO STATE, 63-60
Jared Berggren scored Wisconsin's final five points - including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds left - and the 16th-ranked Badgers beat No. 8 Ohio State 63-60 on Sunday. RECAP & BOX SCORE

ILLINOIS def. IOWA, 65-54
Meyers Leonard had 22 points and 14 rebounds off the bench as Illinois defeated Iowa 65-54 on Sunday night to end a six-game losing streak. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Sunday's Results

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Iowa 79, Michigan 71
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa women's basketball players Samantha Logic and Melissa Dixon have three seasons remaining in the black and gold uniforms, but the way the two freshmen played in Sunday's regular-season finale against Michigan, you would think it was their final home game. Logic recorded a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists and Dixon scored a career-high 22 points on six 3-pointers in a 79-71 win over Michigan on Mediacom Court inside Carver Hawkeye Arena. Kachine Alexander's two triple-doubles in 2009 and Cara Consuegra's in 2000 are the only other triple-doubles in school history. The eighth-straight win for the Hawkeyes improves their record to 19-10 overall, 11-5 in the Big Ten Conference and guarantees the third seed in next week's Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. RECAP

Michigan State 76, Northwestern 57
EVANSTON, Ill. - The Michigan State women's basketball team closed out the Big Ten regular season on Sunday afternoon, beating Northwestern 76-57 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Spartans, who has won seven of their last eight games, finish in a four-way tie for second in the conference at 11-5. MSU will be the fifth seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament, playing Indiana on Thursday night at approximately 8:30 p.m. MSU has finished second or better in each of the last four seasons - winning the outright title last year, and placing second in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2011-12. RECAP

Purdue 90, Indiana 58
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Brittany Rayburn scored 24 points to lead No. 22 Purdue to a 90-58 victory over Indiana in a regular-season finale Sunday. KK Houser had 15 points and seven assists for the Boilermakers (21-8, 11-5 Big Ten), Alex Guyton scored 11 and Sam Ostarello added nine rebounds. Rayburn, who hit four three-pointers, reached double figures for the 89th time and passed the 1,700-point mark for her career with 1,718. Sasha Chaplin led the Hoosiers (6-23, 1-15) with 15 points. Aulani Sinclair scored 14 and Candyce Ussery a career-high 10. Purdue, which shot 48 percent, turned a 29-19 lead into a 41-19 edge with a 12-0 run late in the first half. It was not close thereafter. The Boilermakers forced 21 turnovers while committing only nine. RECAP

Nebraska 71, Ohio State 57
Lincoln - Freshman Emily Cady tied her career high with 24 points to power the No. 23 Nebraska women's basketball team to a 71-57 victory over No. 8 Ohio State in the Huskers' home finale Sunday. With the victory, Nebraska improved to 21-7 overall and 10-6 in the Big Ten, picking up its second win in its last three games. The Huskers secured the No. 6 seed in next week's Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and will play No. 11-seed Northwestern in the second game of the tournament at approximately 1 p.m. central on Thursday, March 1. Ohio State secured the No. 2 seed in the tournament and will earn a first-round bye. The Buckeyes slipped to 24-5 overall and 11-5 in the Big Ten. RECAP

Penn State 74, Minnesota 51
With 13,849 fans, including a record 505 survivors, filling the Bryce Jordan Center, the No. 11/15 Penn State Lady Lions (23-5, 13-3) defeated Minnesota (14-16, 6-10), 74-51, Sunday afternoon in the Sixth Annual WBCA Pink Zone game. The Lady Lions clinch the Big Ten regular-season championship outright for the fourth time in school history and sixth regular-season crown overall. The 13,849 fans in attendance account for the fourth-largest crowd in school history and the largest to witness a Pink Zone game. The preliminary fundraising total for this year's Pink Zone is $159,795.93, which does not include donations from single-game ticket sales, t-shirt sales or the CharityBuzz.com online auction. Penn State's 13 conference wins are the most wins since the 2004-05 season as they enter the 2012 Big Ten Tournament as the top seed. RECAP

Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60
MADISON, Wis. -- A stepped-up second half fueled the Wisconsin women's basketball team to a 72-60 win over Illinois at the Kohl Center on Senior Day. The Badgers outscored the Illini 43-26 in the second half to end their regular season 9-19 overall, 5-11 in Big Ten play. Sophomore Morgan Paige recorded a career high, scoring 29 points for Wisconsin, 18 of which came in the last 20 minutes of play. Junior Taylor Wurtz tallied her second straight double-double, with 21 points and 12 rebounds. The Badgers shot 64 percent from the field in the second half and had only six turnovers. RECAP

Sunday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues with three games on Sunday. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

#23/24 INDIANA at MINNESOTA, 1 p.m., ESPN

#16/15 WISCONSIN at #8/9 OHIO STATE, 4 p.m., CBS Sports

IOWA at ILLINOIS, 6 p.m., BTN

 

All times ET

Sunday's Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Lamar [3], Noon

INDIANA at Tulane, 2 p.m.

IOWA vs. Virginia Tech [4], 11 a.m.

MICHIGAN vs. Iona [5], 11 a.m.

MICHIGAN STATE vs. Miami (Ohio) [6], Noon

Milwaukee at MINNESOTA, 2:05 p.m.

NEBRASKA vs. UNLV [7], Noon

NORTHWESTERN at Cal State Northridge, 4 p.m.

OHIO STATE at Georgia Tech, 1:05 p.m.

PENN STATE at UNC Greensboro, 1 p.m.

PURDUE vs. Western Carolina [8], Noon

 

All times ET

3 - YMBL Cardinal Classic (Beaumont, Texas)
4 - Coastal Carolina Tournament (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
5 - Port St. Lucie, Fla.
6 - First Pitch Invitational (Grenville, S.C.)
7 - Kleberg Bank College Classic (Corpus Christi, Texas)
8 - ECU Keith LeClair Classic (Greenville, N.C.)

Sunday's Schedule

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Michigan at Iowa, 3 p.m., BTN.com
Michigan State at Northwestern, 3 p.m., BTN.com
Indiana at Purdue, Noon, BTN
Ohio State at Nebraska, 4 p.m., BTN
Minnesota at Penn State, 2 p.m., BTN
Illinois at Wisconsin, 3 p.m., BTN.com

Saturday's Results and Sunday's Schedule

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Saturday's Results
Illinois 3, Winthrop 2
Illinois 4, Massachusetts 2
Indiana 5, Saint Louis 4
Indiana 6, Central Arkansas 2
Cal State Northridge 1, Iowa 0 (8)
Michigan 3, Hofstra 2
La.-Lafayette 10, Michigan 7
North Carolina 1, Minnesota 0
Minnesota 9, James Madison 1
Michigan State 6, Loyola Marymount 5
Auburn 4, Michigan State 1
Cal Poly 14, Nebraska 7
Nebraska 6, Missouri 4
Northwestern 8, Colorado State 1
Oregon 10, Northwestern 6
Ohio State 9, Cal State Fullerton 0
Notre Dame 6, Penn State 3
Penn State 5, James Madison 4
Purdue 14, Niagara 6
Purdue 6, St. John's 0
Maryland 4, Wisconsin 3

Sunday's Schedule
Illinois vs. Boston, 10 a.m.
Indiana vs. Bradley, 10:30 a.m.
Iowa vs. LIU Brooklyn, 8 p.m.
Michigan vs. Mississippi State, 10 a.m.
Michigan State vs. Tulsa, 1 p.m.
Michigan State at Florida Atlantic, 3 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Notre Dame, 10 a.m.
Nebraska vs. Texas, Noon
Nebraska vs. Washington, 2 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Missouri, Noon
Ohio State vs. Colorado State, Noon
Penn State at North Carolina, 2 p.m.
Penn State vs. James Madison, 4:30 p.m.
Purdue vs. Dayton, 11 a.m.
Wisconsin s. Florida, 10:45 p.m.

Saturday's Results

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Gonzaga def. ILLINOIS, 7-3 [3]

ILLINOIS def. Lamar, 9-2 [3]

Tulane def. INDIANA, 9-8 (12)

GEORGE MASON def. Iowa, 12-3 [4]

MICHIGAN def. Iona, 11-1 [5]

Iona def. MICHIGAN, 3-1 [5]
MICHIGAN STATE def. Furman, 6-2 (11) [6]

MINNESOTA def. Milwaukee, 5-3

Milwaukee def. MINNESOTA, 3-1 (10)

NEBRASKA def. Utah, 15-0 [7]

NEBRASKA def. Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 7-1 [7]

Cal State Northridge def. NORTHWESTERN, 4-3

OHIO STATE def. Georgia Tech, 7-3

UNC-Greensboro def. PENN STATE, 8-3

PURDUE def. East Carolina, 6-4 [8]

Maryland def. PURDUE, 11-1 [8]

 

3 - YMBL Cardinal Classic (Beaumont, Texas)
4 - Coastal Carolina Tournament (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
5 - Port St. Lucie, Fla.
6 - First Pitch Invitational (Grenville, S.C.)
7 - Kleberg Bank College Classic (Corpus Christi, Texas)
8 - ECU Keith LeClair Classic (Greenville, N.C.)


 

Saturday's Results

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PURDUE def. #11/13 MICHIGAN, 75-61
The University of Michigan men's basketball team suffered its first home loss of the season, falling to Purdue, 75-61, on Senior Night Saturday inside Crisler Center. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#6/6 MICHIGAN STATE def. NEBRASKA, 62-34
Draymond Green reached a milestone and helped No. 6 Michigan State move a step closer to a team goal.

Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds - becoming the fourth in school history with 1,000 career rebounds - to help the sixth-ranked Spartans beat Nebraska 62-34 on Saturday night for their seventh straight victory. RECAP & BOX SCORE

NORTHWESTERN def. PENN STATE, 67-66
After battling their way back to take control of the game with 2:48 remaining in the second half, the Nittany Lions fell to the Wildcats, 67-66. With three seconds remaining, Northwestern's John Shurna hit a pair of free throws to take the win. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Saturday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues with three games on Saturday night. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

PURDUE at #11/13 MICHIGAN, 6 p.m., BTN

NEBRASKA at #6/6 MICHIGAN STATE, 8 p.m., BTN

NORTHWESTERN at PENN STATE, 9 p.m., ESPNU

 

All times ET

Saturday's Schedule

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ILLINOIS vs. Gonzaga [3], Noon

ILLINOIS at Lamar [3], 3:30 p.m.

INDIANA at Tulane, 3 p.m.

IOWA vs. George Mason [4], 11 a.m.

MICHIGAN vs. Iona (DH) [5], 11 a.m.

MICHIGAN STATE vs. Furman [6], 4 p.m.

Milwaukee at MINNESOTA (DH), 3:05 p.m.

NEBRASKA vs. Utah [7], 4 p.m.

NEBRASKA at Texas A&M Corpus Christi [7], 8 p.m.

NORTHWESTERN at Cal State Northridge (DH), 2 p.m.

OHIO STATE at Georgia Tech, 2:05 p.m.

PENN STATE at UNC Greensboro, 1 p.m.

PURDUE vs. East Carolina [8], 12:30 p.m.

PURDUE vs. Maryland [8], 11 a.m.

 

All times ET

3 - YMBL Cardinal Classic (Beaumont, Texas)
4 - Coastal Carolina Tournament (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
5 - Port St. Lucie, Fla.
6 - First Pitch Invitational (Grenville, S.C.)
7 - Kleberg Bank College Classic (Corpus Christi, Texas)
8 - ECU Keith LeClair Classic (Greenville, N.C.)

Friday's Results and Saturday's Schedule

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Friday's Results
South Florida 8, Illinois 0
Illinois 2, Hofstra 0
Indiana 6, Eastern Kentucky 0
Indiana 2, Southeast Louisiana 1
Iowa 7, Fresno State 1
Oregon State 2, Iowa 1 (8)
Michigan 3, Illinois State 1
Massachusetts 1, Michigan 0
Minnesota 3, James Madison 1
Oregon 4, Nebraska 2
Oklahoma State 4, Northwestern 3
Syracuse 9, Northwestern 3
Ohio State 3, Fresno State
Oregon State 4, Ohio State 3
Purdue 10, Belmont 1
Purdue 12, Tennessee-Martin 5
Florida State 6, Wisconsin 2
Wisconsin 12, Southern Illinois 3

Saturday's Schedule
Illinois vs. Winthrop, 3:30 p.m.
Illinois vs. Massachusetts, 6 p.m.
Indiana vs. Saint Louis, 1 p.m.
Indiana vs. Central Arkansas, 3:30 p.m.
Iowa vs. Cal State Northridge, 8 p.m.
Michigan vs. Hofstra, 3:30 p.m.
Michigan vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Loyola Marymount, 9 a.m.
Michigan State vs. Auburn, 11 a.m.
Minnesota at North Carolina, 3 p.m.
Minnesota vs. James Madison, 5:30 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Cal Poly, 3 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Missouri, 5:30 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Colorado State, 3:30 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Oregon, 6 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Cal State Fullerton, 9 p.m.
Penn State vs. Notre Dame, 10 a.m.
Penn State vs. James Madison, 8 p.m.
Purdue vs. Niagara, 11 a.m.
Purdue at Chattanooga, 3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin vs. St. John's, 12:15 p.m.
Wisconsin vs. Maryland, 2:30 p.m.

All times are ET and subject to change

Friday's Results

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Gonzaga def. ILLINOIS, 13-3 [3]

Tulane def. INDIANA, 3-2

Coastal Carolina def. IOWA, 1-0 [4]

MICHIGAN def. Iona, 9-6 [5]

MICHIGAN STATE def. Furman, 4-2 [6]

MICHIGAN STATE def. Miami (Ohio), 13-4 [6]

MINNESOTA def. Milwaukee, 1-0

NEBRASKA def. Utah, 5-2 [7]

NORTHWESTERN at Cal State Northridge - Cancelled

Georgia Tech def. OHIO STATE, 12-4

UNC-Greensboro def. PENN STATE, 10-7

PURDUE at East Carolina - Postponed [8]

 

3 - YMBL Cardinal Classic (Beaumont, Texas)
4 - Coastal Carolina Tournament (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
5 - Port St. Lucie, Fla.
6 - First Pitch Invitational (Grenville, S.C.)
7 - Kleberg Bank College Classic (Corpus Christi, Texas)
8 - ECU Keith LeClair Classic (Greenville, N.C.)

 

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 26-27
ILLINOIS at Westbrook Spring Invitational - Peoria, Ariz.
INDIANA at Westbrook Spring Invitational - Peoria, Ariz.
IOWA at Westbrook Spring Invitational - Peoria, Ariz.
NEBRASKA at Westbrook Spring Invitational - Peoria, Ariz.
WISCONSIN at Westbrook Spring Invitational - Peoria, Ariz.

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 25

MINNESOTA at Northern Arizona - Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

FEBRUARY 25-26

NEBRASKA at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate - Palm Desert, Calif.

 

FEBRUARY 27-28

MICHIGAN at North Ranch Collegiate - West Lake Village, Calif.

 

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 25
#8 MICHIGAN at #4 Stanford - 2 p.m. PT
#2 PENN STATE at #7 OHIO STATE - 4 p.m. ET
#6 MINNESOTA at #13 UIC - 5 p.m. CT
#12 IOWA at #1 Oklahoma - 7 p.m. CT

Weekend Schedule

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February 24
No. 58 ILLINOIS at Blue/Gray Invitational -  8:30 a.m. CT [1]
No. 73 DePaul at No. 64 OHIO STATE - 2 p.m. ET
No. 74 INDIANA at No. 23 Notre Dame - 4 p.m. ET
Western Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE - 5 p.m. ET
No. 65 Marshall at No. 61 PENN STATE - 5 p.m. ET
No. 16 Georgia Tech at No. 9 NORTHWESTERN - 5 p.m. CT
Wichita State at NO. 27 NEBRASKA - 5 p.m. CT
Missouri at No. 71 MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT

February 25
Northern Iowa at IOWA - Noon CT
No. 58 ILLINOIS at Blue/Gray Invitational - ALL DAY

February 26

Colorado State at No. 27 NEBRASKA - 10 a.m. CT
WISCONSIN at Marquette - 10 a.m. CT
Kentucky at No. 74 INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
No. 62 Virginia Tech at No. 71 MINNESOTA - 11 a.m. CT
No. 31 Arkansas at No. 64 OHIO STATE - 11 a.m. ET
Miami (Ohio) at No. 61 PENN STATE - Noon ET
Carleton at No. 71 MINNESOTA - 4:30 p.m. CT
No. 58 ILLINOIS at Blue/Gray Invitational - ALL DAY

Weekend Schedule

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February 25
WISCONSIN at No. 35 MINNESOTA - Noon CT
North Carolina State at No. 57 NORTHWESTERN - Noon CT
No. 30 MICHIGAN at No. 40 Vanderbilt - 1 p.m. CT
No. 7 Kentucky at No. 3 OHIO STATE - 4 p.m. ET

February 26
No. 46 NEBRASKA at William & Mary - 9 a.m. CT
No. 17 North Carolina at No. 3 OHIO STATE - 5 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 24
#22 MINNESOTA at IOWA - 7 p.m. CT
#21 MICHIGAN/Texas Woman's at #2 Oklahoma - 7 p.m. CT
Ball State at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. ET
#9 NEBRASKA at #7 Arkansas - 7 p.m. CT

FEBRUARY 25
#10 PENN STATE at #11 OHIO STATE - 4 p.m. ET
#18 ILLINOIS at UIC - 5 p.m. CT

FEBRUARY 26
#22 MINNESOTA at Iowa State - 2 p.m. CT

Friday's Schedule

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Big Ten baseball continues this weekend as 10 teams travel south for early season tournaments or weekend series, and Minnesota opens its home schedule in the Metrodome. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

ILLINOIS vs. Gonzaga [3] - 1 p.m.

INDIANA at Tulane - 7:30 p.m.

IOWA at Coastal Carolina [4] - 4 p.m.

MICHIGAN vs. Iona [5] - 2 p.m.

MICHIGAN STATE vs. Miami (Ohio) [6] - 1 p.m.

MICHIGAN STATE vs. Furman [6] - 5 p.m. 

Milwaukee at MINNESOTA - 7:35 p.m.

NEBRASKA vs. Utah [7] - 3 p.m.

NORTHWESTERN at Cal State Northridge - 5 p.m. (cancelled)

OHIO STATE at Georgia Tech - 4:05 p.m.

PENN STATE at UNC Greensboro - 4 p.m.

PURDUE at East Carolina [8] - 5 p.m.

 

All times ET

3 - YMBL Cardinal Classic (Beaumont, Texas)
4 - Coastal Carolina Tournament (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
5 - Port St. Lucie, Fla.
6 - First Pitch Invitational (Grenville, S.C.)
7 - Kleberg Bank College Classic (Corpus Christi, Texas)
8 - ECU Keith LeClair Classic (Greenville, N.C.)

Friday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. South Florida, 3:30 p.m.
Illinois vs. Hofstra, 6 p.m.
Indiana vs. Eastern Kentucky, 10:30 a.m.
Indiana vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 3:30 p.m.
Michigan vs. Illinois State, 3:30 p.m.
Michigan vs. Massachusetts, 6 p.m.
Minnesota vs. James Madison, 6 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Oregon, 1:30 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Oklahoma State, 8:30 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Syracuse, 11 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Fresno State, 1 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Oregon State, 3:30 p.m.
Purdue vs. East Tennessee State, 1:15 p.m.
Purdue vs. Tennessee-Martin, 3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin vs. Florida State, 2:30 p.m.
Wisconsin vs. Southern Illinois, 4:45 p.m.

All times are ET and subject to change

Thursday's Results

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IOWA def. #16/15 WISCONSIN, 67-66
So maybe the game ball goes to Roy Devyn Marble, he of 11 points, eight assists, and a pair of steals.

 Maybe the game ball goes to Aaron White, the gritty and talented freshman who scored 12 and grabbed six rebounds, including a big one in the game's waning moments.

Maybe the game ball goes to Fran McCaffery, Iowa's second-year head coach who has guided Iowa to four wins over a Top 25 team thus far in 2011-12 and the Hawkeyes to their first sweep of the Wisconsin Badgers since the 1994-95 college basketball season.

No, the aforementioned are all great choices, but the recipient of the game ball for Iowa's 67-66 victory over No. 15 Wisconsin Thursday night on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa's second straight win over a nationally ranked Big Ten Conference opponent - is an easier choice: Matt Gatens. RECAP & BOX SCORE

 

Thursday's Results

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Indiana 62, Wisconsin 60
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior Danilsa Andujar sunk two late free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining to lift the Hoosiers over Wisconsin on senior night, 62-60. Andujar tied career-highs and accomplished her fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Aulani Sinclair led IU with 19 points and Sasha Chaplin added 12 points. After grabbing the rebound off Goodwin's missed field goal, Andujar was fouled and sent to the charity stripe with 3.2 seconds remaining. Andujar knocked down both free throws to secure the Hoosiers' 62-60 victory. Indiana scored 26 points off of 23 Wisconsin turnovers and went a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line. Andrea Newbauer recorded a career-high 10 assists in the game, her previous high was nine at Ohio State on Feb. 16. As a team, the Hoosiers shot a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line. RECAP

Michigan State 73, Nebraska 53
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Klarissa Bell scored 19 points to pace Michigan State to its third straight victory with a 73-53 decision over No. 23 Nebraska on Thursday night. Taylor Alton hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points for the Spartans (18-10, 10-5 Big Ten), who shot 52 percent (29 of 56) and went 9 of 18 from long range. Porsche Poole added 13 points and nine assists. Jordan Hooper continued her streak of hitting double figures in every game this season as she led the Cornhuskers (20-7, 9-6) with 15 points. Kaitlyn Burke added 13. Leading 7-6, Michigan State ran off 15 consecutive points for a 22-6 edge with 12:37 left in the first half. The advantage reached 23 points four times, the first at 37-14 and the last at 50-27. RECAP

Purdue 60, Michigan 49
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)-- Brittany Rayburn scored 15 points to help No. 22 Purdue break a three-game losing streak with a 60-49 victory over Michigan on Thursday night. Rayburn hit double figures for the 88th time in her career. Chantel Poston added 12 points and Courtney Moses 11 for the Boilermakers (20-8, 10-5 Big Ten). Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines (19-9, 8-7) with 15 points. Carmen Reynolds added 11 points, and Jenny Ryan had game highs of 10 rebounds and four steals. Purdue had lost five of its last six, though three losses had been to ranked opponents: in triple overtime to Nebraska, at Ohio State and at home against league-leading Penn State. The Boilermakers shot 45 percent (23 of 51), including 50 percent in the second half, when they extended their 27-23 halftime lead. Michigan was limited to 37.7 percent shooting (20 of 53) but outrebounded Purdue 36-30. RECAP

Iowa 70, Northwestern 63
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The University of Iowa women's basketball team didn't need luck during its 70-63 win at Northwestern on Thursday; just clutch free three shooting down the stretch.The Hawkeyes iced their seventh consecutive victory by converting 7-of-8 free throw attempts in the final minute at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. Samantha Logic scored 17 points with 10 rebounds and five assists to lead Iowa into seventh heaven. It is the seventh win in a row for the Hawkeyes, who improve to 18-10 overall, 10-5 in the Big Ten Conference. Morgan Johnson scored a game-high 18 points for the Hawkeyes on 7-of-17 shooting from the field; Kamille Wahlin added 14 points and sank 4-of-8 3-point field goals, and Kelly Krei chipped in with 11 points, three coming at the end of the first half to give Iowa a 38-22 lead. RECAP

Ohio State 81, Minnesota 56
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Samantha Prahalis scored a school-record 42 points in her final home game and Ohio State (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) routed Minnesota 81-56 on Thursday night. Prahalis, leading the Big Ten in both scoring (21.3 points per game) and assists (6.7), had 22 points by halftime as the Buckeyes (24-4, 11-4 Big Ten) built a 12-point lead. The Buckeyes' only senior hit 15 of 27 shots from the field including 7 of 12 3-pointers, and was 5 for 5 at the line. She also had six rebounds, four assists and three steals before leaving to a standing ovation with 2:27 left after breaking Katie Smith's record by hitting two free throws. Rachel Banham had 18 points to lead Minnesota (14-15, 6-9). RECAP

Michigan's Mikulak Named National Gymnast of the Week

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Michigan's Sam Mikulak has been named NCAA Division I Gymnast of the Week, the Collegiate Gymnastics Association announced on Wednesday. Mikulak, the reigning back-to-back Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, posted an all-around score of 90.00 and took place in five of the six events to lead the No. 7 Wolverines to a tri-meet win over Ohio State and SUNY Brockport.

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Four Big Ten Basketball Players Named Academic All-America

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The Big Ten is tied for the lead among all conferences with four men's and women's basketball players named Capital One Academic All-Americans, CoSIDA announced on Thursday.

The Big Ten leads the nation with three men's basketball Academic All-Americans, as Ohio State's Aaron Craft was a first-team honoree, Northwestern's Drew Crawford earned a spot on the second team, and Michigan's Zack Novak received third-team recognition. In addition, Purdue women's basketball player Brittany Rayburn earned second-team honors.

The NCAA announced its qualifier allocations for the 2012 Wrestling Championships on Thursday, with the Big Ten setting a conference record and receiving the most of any conference with 74. The Big Ten will send at least five automatic qualifiers in all 10 weight classes, including 10 automatic bids at heavyweight, and boasts the highest amount of qualifiers of any conference in each class. The automatic bids will determine 290 of the 330 qualifiers for the NCAA Championships, while the remaining 40 slots will be filled by four at-large selections in each class. The 74 qualifiers marks the most in the Big Ten since the NCAA implemented the current qualifying process and 10 more than last year's total of 64.

 

The final coaches' panel and RPI rankings were also released on Thursday, with 82 grapplers appearing in the top 33 of their weight class. Four Big Ten wrestlers hold the top coaches' panel ranking in their class, as Iowa's Matt McDonough (125 pounds), Michigan's Kellen Russell (141), and Penn State's Frank Molinaro (149) and David Taylor (165) each close the regular season as the top-ranked wrestlers in the country. The conference also boasts 80 wrestlers in the top 33 of their respective classes in the second and final edition of the RPI rankings, with four taking top spots. Minnesota's Zach Sanders (125), Iowa's Tony Ramos (133), and Penn State's Taylor (165) and Ed Ruth (174) each hold No. 1 RPI rankings to close the regular season.

 

For the complete breakdown of qualifier allocations, click here. The final coaches' panel rankings can be seen here, while the RPI rankings can be found here.

Thusday's Schedule

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Wednesday's Results

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PURDUE def. NEBRASKA, 83-65
Robbie Hummel scored a season-high 29 points to help Purdue defeat Nebraska 83-65 on Wednesday night.

Hummel made 10 of 18 field goals and 4 of 10 3-pointers while grabbing seven rebounds for the Boilermakers, who won the first meeting between the schools since 1979. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#23/24 INDIANA def. North Carolina Central, 75-56
Instead of taking a bye, the Indiana Hoosiers opted to play a non-conference game Wednesday night.

It was almost as easy as taking the day off.

Cody Zeller had 17 points and seven rebounds and Victor Oladipo scored 16 points, leading No. 23 Indiana to a 75-56 rout over North Carolina Central. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#6/6 MICHIGAN STATE def. MINNESOTA, 66-61
Minnesota had a chance to record a statement victory on Tuesday night, but sixth-ranked Michigan State wouldn't let it happen.

The Golden Gophers held a 58-52 lead with 3:27 remaining, but the Spartans went on a 12-0 run to escape with a 66-61 victory at Williams Arena and hold on to first place in the Big Ten standings. RECAP & BOX SCORE

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten squads appear in the latest Campbell/ITA National Rankings, as announced today. Ohio State moves up to No. 2 in the rankings, while Illinois sits at No. 18. Indiana appears at No. 26, Michigan is No. 30 and Minnesota is No. 35. Nebraska comes in at No. 46, while Michigan State and Northwestern check in at Nos. 56 and 57, respectively. Purdue rounds out the list at No. 67.

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In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten teams appear in latest Campbell/ITA National Rankings, as announced today. Northwestern sits at No. 9, while Michigan checks in at No. 11. Nebraska moves up to No. 27, with Purdue clocking in at No. 41. Illinois is No. 58, Penn State is No. 61 and Ohio State remains at No. 64. Minnesota and Indiana climb into the rankings as the Golden Gophers appear at No. 71, and the Hoosiers check in at No. 74.

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Wednesday's Results

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues with three games on Thursday. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

NEBRASKA at PURDUE, 6:30 p.m., BTN

North Carolina Central at INDIANA, 7 p.m., BTN.com

#6/6 MICHIGAN STATE at MINNESOTA, 8:30 p.m., BTN

 

All times ET

Tuesday's Results

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#8/9 OHIO STATE def. ILLINOIS, 83-67
Deshaun Thomas scored 19 points and No. 8 Ohio State regained its shooting touch, rolling over Illinois 83-67 on Tuesday night to remain in the thick of the Big Ten race. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#11/13 MICHIGAN def. NORTHWESTERN, 67-55 (OT)
For the second time this season, Northwestern took a ranked Michigan squad to overtime but came up short in the end. A trio of 3-pointers to open the extra session lifted the Wolverines to a 67-55 victory Tuesday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Tuesday's Schedule

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Another exciting week of Big Ten men's basketball tips off tonight with two games that could both have Big Ten title implications. Click HERE to read the Big Ten weekly release, and click the links below for each team's game notes.


ILLINOIS at #8/9 OHIO STATE, 7 p.m., ESPN

#11/13 MICHIGAN at NORTHWESTERN, 8 p.m., BTN


All times ET

Green Named National Player of the Week

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Michigan State's Draymond Green was named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced on Tuesday. Green is the second Big Ten player to earn the honor this season, after Illinois' Brandon Paul won the accolade for the week of Jan. 15. COMPLETE RELEASE

In the Polls

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After claiming the NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals championship last weekend, Minnesota has taken over the No. 1 national ranking in the latest NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll. The Gophers lead the group of nine ranked Big Ten teams, jumping from No. 3 to No. 1 this week. Penn State remains at No. 2, while No. 4 Iowa and No. 5 Illinois also maintain their top-five status. Ohio State checks in at No. 7, while Nebraska follows at No. 8. Michigan stands at No. 14, followed by No. 18 Northwestern. Purdue enters the poll this week, checking in at No. 25.

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Three Receiving Votes in Weekly Polls

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Three Big Ten teams are ranked or receiving votes in the latest national polls released Tuesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and USA Softball. At 8-1, Michigan appears at No. 12 in both polls, while Nebraska, with an 8-3 mark this season, checks in at No. 22 in both rankings. Purdue is receiving votes in the NFCA poll.

In The Polls

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Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin represent the Big Ten in the latest USTFCCCA/2012 Indoor Track & Field Rankings, as announced today. The Buckeyes jump eight slots to No. 10, the Badgers sit at No. 17 and the Spartans appear at No. 24.

For the complete rankings, click here.

In The Polls

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Five Big Ten squads appear in the latest USTFCCCA/2012 Indoor Track & Field Rankings, as announced today. Minnesota climbs three spots to No. 8, while Indiana sits at No. 11. Ohio State moves up six slots to No. 13, Nebraska remains at No. 15 and Penn State checks in at No. 18.

For the complete rankings, click here.

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 64 ranked wrestlers in this week's InterMat College Rankings, with four grapplers holding the No. 1 ranking in their class following the end of the Big Ten regular season. Iowa 125-pounder Matt McDonough, Michigan 141-pounder Kellen Russell and Penn State 149-pounder Frank Molinaro and 165-pounder David Taylor each remain in the top spot in their weight class' rankings. The Big Ten also boasts the top three squads in the team rankings, as Penn State remains at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Minnesota and No. 3 Iowa. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten teams and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State (1 last week)
2. Minnesota (3)
3. Iowa (4)
6. Michigan (6)
T-8. Ohio State (8)
14. Nebraska (T-15)
16. Illinois (17)
T-19. Northwestern (T-20)
31. Indiana (31)
35. Purdue (37)
T-42. Michigan State (T-43)
T-45. Wisconsin (T-46)

125
1. Matt McDonough, IOWA (1)
2. Zach Sanders, MINN (2)
6. Jesse Delgado, ILL (6)
8. Nico Megaludis, PSU (8)
10. Levi Mele, NU (10)
17. Johnni DiJulius, OSU (17)

133
2. Logan Stieber, OSU (2)
3. Tony Ramos, IOWA (3)
4. B.J. Futrell, ILL (4)
7. Chris Dardanes, MINN (8)
8. Cashe Quiroga, PUR (9)
14. Zac Stevens, MICH (14)
18. Ridge Kiley, NEB (19)

141
1. Kellen Russell, MICH (1)
4. Hunter Stieber, OSU (4)
5. Montell Marion, IOWA (5)
8. Nick Dardanes, MINN (8)
9. Jake Sueflohn, NEB (9)

149
1. Frank Molinaro, PSU (1)
7. Eric Grajales, MICH (8)
9. Dylan Ness, MINN (10)
12. Ivan Lopouchanski, PUR (11)
16. Cam Tessari, OSU (16)
18. Taylor Walsh, IND (18)
19. Eric Terrazas, ILL (19)

157
2. Jason Welch, NU (2)
5. Dylan Alton, PSU (5)
8. James Green, NEB (6)
9. Anthony Jones, MSU (9)
18. Josh Demas, OSU (18)
20. Derek St. John, IOWA (NR)

165
1. David Taylor, PSU (1)
6. Mike Evans, IOWA (6)
7. Robert Kokesh, NEB (7)
11. Ben Jordan, WIS (11)
12. Conrad Polz, ILL (12)
13. Dan Yates, MICH (13)
14. Cody Yohn, MINN (14)

174
2. Ed Ruth, PSU (2)
5. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA (8)
6. Logan Storley, MINN (5)
8. Justin Zeerip, MICH (7)
9. Jordan Blanton, ILL (9)
10. Nick Heflin, OSU (10)
14. Lee Munster, NU (12)
17. Tyler Koehn, NEB (17)
18. Curran Jacobs, MSU (18)

184
2. Quentin Wright, PSU (2)
6. Kevin Steinhaus, MINN (7)
7. Josh Ihnen, NEB (8)
9. C.J. Magrum, OSU (9)
11. Grant Gambrall, IOWA (NR)
20. Braden Atwood, PUR (19)

197
3. Matt Powless, IND (3)
7. Sonny Yohn, MINN (7)
12. Morgan McIntosh, PSU (12)
14. Max Huntley, MICH (14)
18. Mario Gonzalez, ILL (18)

HWT
3. Tony Nelson, MINN (4)
5. Cameron Wade, PSU (6)
8. Tucker Lane, NEB (9)
11. Ben Apland, MICH (12)
12. Mike McMullan, NU (13)
13. Bobby Telford, IOWA (14)

Weekly Rankings

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams appear in the top 12 of this week's GymInfo rankings, with six squads holding spots in the top 10 based on their three score average. Penn State again leads the group of ranked teams, standing at No. 2 with an average of 350.767. Illinois follows at No. 3 (349.533), while No. 6 Minnesota (343.667), No. 7 Ohio State (342.150), No. 8 Michigan (341.700) and No. 9 Nebraska (337.483) also boast top-10 rankings. Iowa rounds out the group at No. 12 with an average of 330.933.

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Monday's Results

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Illinois 69, Northwestern 57
Champaign, Ill. - Illinois honored its four seniors before Monday's home finale with Northwestern then started the foursome against Wildcats. It was sophomore Amber Moore, however, who helped make sure Senior Day would end on a good note. Moore scored a career-best 31 points, including a 5 for 7 effort from three-point range, as the Illini defeated Northwestern 69-57. With the game in an offensive stalemate, tied at 2 and 5 ½ minutes into the game, Moore drained her first two three-pointers in a matter of 90 seconds as Illinois zoomed to a 10-2 lead. That helped ignite an Illinois offense that shot 51.2 percent for the game, including 64.7 percent from the floor in the second half. Moore scored many of her points with strong defensive pressure, sinking a step back three on one occasion then hitting a deep three in the corner with a hand in her face on another. When the Wildcats had the three defended, Moore drove in and scored on short jumpers or scoop shots. RECAP

Penn State 84, Ohio State 66
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - In front of a raucous crowd of 5,209 fans, the No. 11/17 Penn State Lady Lions (22-5, 12-3) clinched a share of their first Big Ten title since 2004 with a wire-to-wire win over No. 8/11 Ohio State (23-4, 10-4), 84-66. Among those in attendance to support the Lady Lions were head football coach Bill O'Brien, men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers, women's volleyball coach Russ Rose and Penn State president Rodney Erickson. The Lady Lions had three players record double-doubles, led by junior Nikki Greene's (Diboll, Texas) 25-point, 15-rebound performance. "We try our best night in and night out to represent Penn State's slogan, Success With Honor," head coach Coquese Washington said as she addressed the crowd at the postgame ceremony. "At this moment, I cannot be prouder to represent Penn State University." Greene's 25 points are a career high, surpassing the previous mark of 24 set against Utah on Nov. 25, 2010, and the 15 rebounds tie her season high. Joining Greene in a tremendous effort from the post players was junior Mia Nickson who registered her third double-double of the season with 18 points and 15 boards. Sophomore Maggie Lucas was the third Lady Lion to tally a double-double with 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the first double-double of her career. RECAP

Weekly Rankings

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Three Big Ten teams in the top 11 lead the group of six conference squads ranked in the GymInfo top 25 this week, based on team season average. Nebraska and Penn State retain their top-10 status this week, with the Huskers standing at No. 9 (196.308) and the Nittany Lions checking in at No. 10 (195.982). Ohio State follows at No. 11 (195.856), while Illinois ranks 18th (195.036), Michigan stands at No. 21 (194.700) and Minnesota rounds out the group at No. 22 (194.593).

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Monday's Schedule

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#8/11 Ohio State at #11/17 Penn State, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Northwestern at Illinois, 7:30 p.m., BTN

Weekly Rankings

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Four Big Ten women's golf teams appear in this week's Golfweek/Sagarin top 50 rankings, released on Sunday evening. Ohio State cracks the top 20 this week, leading the way for the Big Ten teams at No. 17. Purdue ranks 26th, followed by No. 29 Michigan State and No. 32 Northwestern. Three individual golfers also hold top-50 rankings, as Michigan State's Caroline Powers ranks 11th, Purdue's Laura Gonzalez-Escallon is 21st and fellow Boilermaker Paula Reto is 23rd.

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Weekly Rankings

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Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Purdue remain in the top 50 of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings this week, with the Fighting Illini leading the way again at No. 23. The Hoosiers follow at No. 32, while the Hawkeyes check in at No. 34 and the Boilermakers hold No. 42. Five Big Ten individual golfers also rank in the top 50 nationally, led by Illinois' Luke Guthrie at No. 8. Fellow Illini Thomas Pieters follows at No. 19, while Purdue's Tyler Duncan ranks 25th. Indiana's Chase Wright is 38th in the country, while Iowa's Barrett Kelpin ranks 39th.

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Weekend Roundup

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FEBRUARY 16
#25 Central Michigan def. MICHIGAN STATE, 21-12

FEBRUARY 17
#18 NORTHWESTERN def. INDIANA, 27-7

FEBRUARY 19
#1 Oklahoma State def. #5 ILLINOIS, 19-15 [1]
#4 IOWA def. #5 ILLINOIS, 28-6 [2]
#3 MINNESOTA def. #4 IOWA, 16-15 [1]
#3 MINNESOTA def. #1 Oklahoma State, 18-13 [3]
#8 NEBRASKA def. Northern Iowa, 26-16
#2 PENN STATE def. #9 Pittsburgh, 33-6
PURDUE (rv) def. #25 Central Michigan, 19-18

Legend
[1] NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals Semifinals - Stillwater, Okla.
[2] NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals Consolation - Stillwater, Okla.
[3] NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals Finals - Stillwater, Okla.

Sunday's Results

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No. 7/8 MICHIGAN STATE def. PURDUE, 76-62
Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Austin Thornton had a career-high 17 points to lead No. 7 Michigan State past short-handed Purdue 76-62 on Sunday. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#15/17 WISCONSIN def. PENN STATE, 65-55
Josh Gasser helped take the pressure off senior point guard Jordan Taylor and lead No. 15 Wisconsin to a big win on Sunday. RECAP & BOX SCORE

IOWA def. #18/20 INDIANA, 78-66
Matt Gatens played 40 minutes Sunday against Indiana; University of Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said he could have played 40 more.

And the end result would be gaudy final statistics.

Gatens, a senior guard for the Hawkeye men's basketball team, scored a career-high 30 points with seven 3-pointers, leading Iowa past No. 18 Indiana, 78-66, on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It is the third win for the Hawkeyes over a ranked opponent this season. RECAP & BOX SCORE

 

 

 

Sunday's Results

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Illinois 1, Pittsburgh 0
Indiana 8, Memphis 5
Iowa 4, Central Michigan 2
Michigan 4, Wright State 0
Minnesota 12, Iowa State 0
Florida 15, Michigan State 4
Nebraska 10, New Mexico State 2
North Carolina 5, Northwestern 0
Ohio State 6, Idaho State 2
Purdue 8, Central Arkansas 6
Purdue 10, New Mexico 6
Wisconsin 8, Drake 0
Arkansas 5, Wisconsin 1

Sunday's Results

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Michigan 61, Indiana 48
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Rachel Sheffer (Watervliet, Mich./Watervliet) recorded a double-double (18 points, 13 rebounds) to lift the University of Michigan women's basketball team to a 61-48 win at Indiana on Sunday (Feb. 19) at Assembly Hall. Sheffer connected on 7-of-15 shooting and grabbed a career high in boards, all defensive, for her second career double-double. Courtney Boylan (Chaska, Minn./Chaska) chipped in 14 points, 11 in the first half, on 4-of-9 shooting while adding a game-high five assists. Michigan shot 48 percent in the first half and in the early minutes held a 10-8 lead (13:36) before going on a 14-2 run. The run was fueled by eight points from Boylan, a three-pointer from Kate Thompson (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) and a shot in the paint by Sheffer. RECAP

Michigan State 67, Purdue 52
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Becca Mills scored 17 points and Michigan State beat No. 17 Purdue 67-52 in overtime Sunday. Lykendra Johnson had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Spartans (17-10, 9-5 Big Ten), who scored the first 11 points in overtime and outscored the Boilermakers 18-3 in the extra five minutes. Porsche Poole added 13 points and Kiana Johnson had 11 points and seven assists for Michigan State. The Spartans never trailed in the game. Brittany Rayburn had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Purdue (19-8, 9-5). KK Houser and Chantel Poston scored 10 points apiece for the Boilermakers. Houser's free throws with 1:22 left in regulation tied the game at 49. RECAP

Nebraska 68, Wisconsin 59
Lincoln - Jordan Hooper notched her 11th double-double of the year with 19 points and a career-high 18 rebounds to power the No. 16 Nebraska women's basketball team to a 68-59 victory over Wisconsin Sunday at the Devaney Center. With the victory, Nebraska notched its fourth 20-win campaign in the past six years. The Huskers improved to 20-6 overall and 9-5 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin slipped to 8-18 on the year and 4-10 in the conference. Hooper's huge rebounding performance was her third 15-rebound effort in Nebraska's last seven games, and her 18 boards were the highest total by a player on any Connie Yori-coached Husker team. Hooper, a 6-2 sophomore from Alliance, Neb., added two assists, two steals and a blocked shot in a tremendous all-around effort. Freshman forward Emily Cady scored all 13 of her points in the first half to help the Huskers build an 18-point halftime lead. RECAP

Sunday's Results

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The Big Ten picked up six wins on Sunday as the 2012 Big Ten/Big East Challenge finished in a 15-15 tie.

 

ILLINOIS def. St. John's, 9-4 [a]

INDIANA def. Pittsburgh, 12-7 [a]

West Virginia def. IOWA, 4-3 [a]

MICHIGAN def. West Virginia, 14-3 [a]

Louisville def. MICHIGAN STATE, 7-6 [a]

South Florida def. MINNESOTA, 4-3 [a]

Gonzaga def. NEBRASKA, 5-4 [b]

Seton Hall def. NORTHWESTERN, 6-3 [a]

OHIO STATE def. Connecticut, 9-5 [a]

PENN STATE def. Cincinnati, 5-3 [a]

PURDUE def. Notre Dame, 15-8 [a]


[a] - Big Ten/Big East Challenge (St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla.)
[b] - Peoria Sports Complex (Peoria, Ariz.)

 

Sunday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues with three games on Sunday. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

#7/8 MICHIGAN STATE at PURDUE, 1 p.m., CBS Sports

PENN STATE at #15/17 WISCONSIN, 4 p.m., BTN

#18/20 INDIANA at IOWA, 6 p.m., BTN

 

All times ET

Sunday's Schedule

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The Big Ten trails the Big East, 11-9, heading into the final day of the Big Ten/Big East Challenge.

 

IOWA at West Virginia, 9 a.m., Walter Fuller Complex [a]

ILLINOIS at St. John's, 10 a.m., Jack Russell Stadium [a]

PURDUE at Notre Dame, 10 a.m., Al Lang Field [a]

PENN STATE at Cincinnati, 10 a.m., Walter Fuller Complex [a]

MICHIGAN STATE at Louisville, 10 a.m., Walter Fuller Complex [a]

MICHIGAN at West Virginia, 12:30 p.m., Walter Fuller Complex [a]

OHIO STATE at Connecticut, 1 p.m., Jack Russell Stadium [a]

MINNESOTA at South Florida, 1 p.m., Al Lang Field [a]

INDIANA at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m., Walter Fuller Complex [a]

NORTHWESTERN at Seton Hall, 1 p.m., Florida Auto Exchange Stadium [a]

NEBRASKA vs. Gonzaga, 2 p.m., Peoria Sports Complex [b]

 

All times ET

[a] - Big Ten/Big East Challenge (St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla.)
[b] - Peoria, Ariz.

Saturday's Results

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The Big Ten picked up ground on the Big East, winning seven games on Saturday and now trails by just two games, 11-9, heading in to the final day of the Challenge.

 

Louisville def. ILLINOIS, 4-3 [a]

INDIANA def. Cincinnati, 7-4 [a]

Notre Dame def. IOWA, 5-2 [a]

MICHIGAN def. Seton Hall, 2-1 [a]

South Florida def. MICHIGAN STATE, 2-1 [a]

MINNESOTA def. Louisville, 7-1 (from Friday) [a]

St. John's def. MINNESOTA, 6-1 [a]

Gonzaga def. NEBRASKA, 10-8 [b]

NORTHWESTERN def. Pittsburgh, 12-11 (10) [a]

OHIO STATE def. Seton Hall, 14-7 [a]

West Virginia def. PENN STATE, 4-1 [a]

PURDUE def. Cincinnati, 6-0 (from Friday) [a]

PURDUE def. Connecticut, 9-4 [a]

 

[a] - Big Ten/Big East Challenge (St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla.)
[b] - Peoria Sports Complex (Peoria, Ariz.)

Saturday's Results

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NEBRASKA def. ILLINOIS, 80-57
Bo Spencer's 27-point effort paced three Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska put together its best performance of the season with an 80-57 win over Illinois Saturday afternoon at the Devaney Center. RECAP & BOX SCORE

NORTHWESTERN def. MINNESOTA, 64-53
John Shurna broke Billy McKinney's scoring record in the most fitting way possible -- with a 3-pointer to put Northwestern up 50-40 with 10:45 left in a crucial game against Minnesota. Shurna's 18 points -- the 12th straight game the senior has scored at least 15 -- helped the Wildcats to a 64-53 win over the Golden Gophers Saturday night. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#17/19 MICHIGAN def. #6/6 OHIO STATE, 56-51
The University of Michigan men's basketball team led for all 40 minutes to upset Ohio State, 56-51, on Saturday and improve to 15-0 inside the Crisler Center this season. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Sunday's Schedule

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Michigan at Indiana, Noon, BTN
Wisconsin at #16/21 Nebraska, 2 p.m., BTN
#17/19 Purdue at Michigan State, 5 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday's Results and Sunday's Schedule

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Saturday's Results
BYU 8, Indiana 7
Utah State 6, Indiana 3
Iowa 7, Central Michigan 5
Iowa 26, Iowa State 5
Michigan 3, Kentucky 0
Michigan 2, Florida Atlantic 0
Minnesota 9, Illinois State 0
Arizona State 12, Minnesota 0
Florida 11, Michigan State 1
Nebraska 3, Stephen F. Austin 0
Nebraska 12, Weber State 4
Ohio State 4, UNLV 3
Ohio State 10, Long Beach State 5
Purdue 10, Bryant 2
Purdue 10, Northern Colorado 1
Wisconsin 3, Georgia Southern 2 (8)
USF 5, Wisconsin 0

Sunday's Schedule (All Times ET and Subject to Change)
Illinois vs. TBD, TBD
Indiana vs. Memphis, Noon
Iowa vs. Central Michigan, Noon
Michigan vs. Kentucky, 11 a.m.
Michigan State at Florida, 1 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Iowa State, 11 a.m.
Nebraska at New Mexico State, 11 a.m.
Northwestern vs. Northwestern State, 3 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Iowa State, 11 a.m.
Purdue vs. Central Arkansas, 1 p.m.
Purdue at New Mexico, 3 p.m.
Wisconsin vs. Arkansas, 10 a.m.

Saturday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball continues with three games on Saturday, including a matchup between two of the top three teams in the conference standings. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

ILLINOIS at NEBRASKA, 5 p.m., BTN

MINNESOTA at NORTHWESTERN, 7 p.m., BTN

#6/6 OHIO STATE at #17/19 MICHIGAN, 9 p.m., ESPN

 

All times ET

Saturday's Schedule

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Big Ten baseball continues on Saturday with 13 games. Nebraska faces Gonzaga in Arizona, while the other conference squads are in action at Day 2 of the Big Ten/Big East Challenge. Today's schedule includes the completion of Minnesota vs. Louisville, as well as the Purdue vs. Cincinnati contest, which was postponed from Friday.

 

INDIANA at Cincinnati, 10 a.m., Al Lang Field [a]

Notre Dame at IOWA, 10 a.m., Jack Russell Stadium [a]

Connecticut at PURDUE, 10 a.m., Walter Fuller Complex [a]

Louisville at MINNESOTA, 12:30 p.m., Walter Fuller Complex (completion of suspended game) [a]

MICHIGAN STATE at South Florida, 1 p.m., Jack Russell Stadium [a]

Seton Hall at MICHIGAN, 1 p.m., Al Lang Field [a]

MINNESOTA at St. John's, 1 p.m., Walter Fuller Complex [a]

NORTHWESTERN at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m., Jack Russell Stadium [a]

Louisville at ILLINOIS, 4 p.m., Al Lang Field [a]

West Virginia at PENN STATE, 4 p.m., Bright House Field [a]

OHIO STATE at Seton Hall, 7:30 p.m., Bright House Field [a]

Cincinnati at PURDUE, 7:30 p.m., Al Lang Field (postponed game) [a]

NEBRASKA vs. Gonzaga, 9 p.m., Peoria Sports Complex [b]

 

All times ET

 

[a] - Big Ten/Big East Challenge (St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla.)
[b] - Peoria, Ariz.

Friday's Results and Saturday's Schedule

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Friday's Results
Pittsburgh 2, Illinois 1 (8)
Tennessee 10, Illinois 7
Utah 7, Indiana 2
Long Beach State 13, Indiana 3
Illinois State 7, Iowa 3
Arizona State 5, Iowa 2
Maryland 7, Michigan 3
Michigan 4, LIU 0
Minnesota 9, Iowa State 1
Minnesota 2, Central Michigan 0
Florida 8, Michigan State 0
Nebraska 10, Colorado State 2
Nebraska 15, New Mexico State 2
La.-Lafayette 6, Northwestern 4
Northwestern 10, La. Tech 6
Texas Tech 7, Ohio State 4
Ohio State 6, San Jose State 3

Saturday's Schedule
Illinois vs. Texas, 2:30 p.m.
Illinois vs. TBD, TBD
Indiana vs. BYU, 2:15 p.m.
Indiana vs. Utah State, 7:45 p.m.
Iowa vs. Central Michigan, 11 a.m.
Iowa vs. Iowa State, 3 p.m.
Michigan vs. Maryland, 9 a.m.
Michigan vs. Wright State, 1 p.m.
Michigan State at Florida, 1 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Illinois State, 5 p.m.
Minnesota at Arizona State, 7:30 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Stephen F. Austin, 11:30 a.m.
Nebraska vs. Weber State, 1:30 p.m.
Northwestern vs. UTEP, Noon
Northwestern vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m.
Ohio State at UNLV, 3:30 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Long Beach State, 8 p.m.
Purdue vs. Bryant, Noon
Purdue vs. Northern Colorado, 2 p.m.
Wisconsin vs. Georgia Southern, 9 a.m.
Wisconsin at USF, 3:45 p.m.

All times ET and subject to change

Friday's Results

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The Big Ten received wins from Iowa and Michigan State in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge, but trails, 6-2, after Day 1 of the event. Minnesota holds a lead on Louisville in a game that was suspended due to rain, and Purdue's contest was postponed until Saturday.

South Florida def. OHIO STATE, 5-3 [a]
IOWA def. Pittsburgh, 7-5 [a]
West Virginia def. NORTHWESTERN, 7-3 [a]
Notre Dame def. ILLINOIS, 13-12 [a]
Connecticut def. INDIANA, 8-0 [a]
MICHIGAN STATE def. St. John's, 11-4 [a]
Seton Hall def. PENN STATE, 6-3 [a]
Pittsburgh def. MICHIGAN, 9-8 [a]
Gonzaga def. NEBRASKA, 7-4 [b]
MINNESOTA leads Louisville, 7-3 (play resumes at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday) [a]
PURDUE vs. Cincinnati - postponed (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET) [a]

[a] - Big Ten/Big East Challenge (St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla.)
[b] - Peoria Sports Complex (Peoria, Ariz.)

Weekend Schedule

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IOWA at Iowa Invitational
MICHIGAN at Silverston Invitational
No. 23 MICHIGAN STATE at Silverston Invitational
MINNESOTA at Parent Day Invitational
NEBRASKA at Nebraska Tune-Up
No. 18 OHIO STATE at OSU Tune-Up
PURDUE
at Boilermaker Invitational
No. 16 WISCONSIN at Red & White Open

Weekend Schedule

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IOWA at Iowa Invitational
MICHIGAN at Silverstein Invitational
MICHIGAN STATE at Silverstein Invitational
No. 11 MINNESOTA at Snowshoe Open [1]
No. 19 OHIO STATE at OSU - Tune Up
PURDUE at Boilermaker Invitational
WISCONSIN at Red & White Open

[1] Minneapolis, Minn.

Weekend Schedule

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February 17
No. 3 OHIO STATE at ITA National Indoor Championships - ALL DAY [1]
No. 67 PURDUE at ITA National Indoor Championships - ALL DAY [1]
No. 73 Drake at No. 38 NEBRASKA - 6 p.m. CT

February 18

No. 25 INDIANA at ITA National Indoor Championships - ALL DAY [1]
No. 3 OHIO STATE at ITA National Indoor Championships - ALL DAY [1]
No. 67 PURDUE at ITA National Indoor Championships - ALL DAY [1]
Western Michigan at No. 58 MICHIGAN STATE - 10 a.m. ET
WISCONSIN at No. 68 Clemson - 10 a.m. CT
New Mexico at No. 64 NORTHWESTERN - 11 a.m. CT
No. 30 Notre Dame at No. 28 MICHIGAN - 3 p.m. ET
Dayton at No. 58 MICHIGAN STATE - 6 p.m. ET
IOWA at Illinois State - 2:30 p.m. CT

February 19

No. 25 INDIANA at ITA National Indoor Championships - ALL DAY
No. 3 OHIO STATE at ITA National Indoor Championships - ALL DAY
No. 67 PURDUE at ITA National Indoor Championships - ALL DAY
No. 66 Idaho at No. 38 NEBRASKA - 9 a.m. CT
Binghamton at PENN STATE - Noon ET
IOWA at Western Michigan - 1 p.m. CT
WISCONSIN at No. 29 Georgia Tech - 9 a.m. CT

Weekend Schedule

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February 17
No. 10 Tennessee at INDIANA - 1:30 p.m. ET
Washington State at No. 28 NEBRASKA - 2 p.m. CT
Wichita State at No. 41 PURDUE - 3 p.m. ET
Pennsylvania at No. 59 PENN STATE - 5 p.m. ET

February 18

MINNESOTA
at No. 75 Wake Forest - 10 a.m. CT
IOWA at No. 32 Oklahoma - 1 p.m. CT
No. 70 WISCONSIN at BYU - 1 p.m. CT
Detroit at MICHIGAN STATE - 3 p.m. ET

February 19

Tulane at No. 59 PENN STATE - 10 a.m. ET
MINNESOTA at No. 46 North Carolina State - 10 a.m. CT
No. 71 DePaul at INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
No. 10 Tennessee at No. 64 OHIO STATE - Noon ET
No. 66 Marshall at No. 41 PURDUE - Noon ET
No. 57 ILLINOIS at No. 23 Notre Dame - Noon CT
IOWA at Oklahoma State - Noon CT
No. 70 WISCONSIN at No. 42 Utah - Noon CT
Miami (Ohio) at No. 28 NEBRASKA - 1 p.m. CT

Weekend Schedule

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February 17
No. 10 Tennessee at INDIANA - 1:30 p.m. ET
Washington State at No. 28 NEBRASKA - 2 p.m. CT
Wichita State at No. 41 PURDUE - 3 p.m. ET
Pennsylvania at No. 59 PENN STATE - 5 p.m. ET

February 18

MINNESOTA
at No. 75 Wake Forest - 10 a.m. CT
IOWA at No. 32 Oklahoma - 1 p.m. CT
No. 70 WISCONSIN at BYU - 1 p.m. CT
Detroit at MICHIGAN STATE - 3 p.m. ET

February 19

Tulane at No. 59 PENN STATE - 10 a.m. ET
MINNESOTA at No. 46 North Carolina State - 10 a.m. CT
No. 71 DePaul at INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
No. 10 Tennessee at No. 64 OHIO STATE - Noon ET
No. 66 Marshall at No. 41 PURDUE - Noon ET
No. 57 ILLINOIS at No. 23 Notre Dame - Noon CT
IOWA at Oklahoma State - Noon CT
No. 70 WISCONSIN at No. 42 Utah - Noon CT
Miami (Ohio) at No. 28 NEBRASKA - 1 p.m. CT

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 17-18
INDIANA at IU Spring Challenge - Parrish, Fla.
WISCONSIN at IU Spring Challenge - Parrish, Fla.

FEBRUARY 19-20
IOWA at Claud Jacobs Challenge - Victoria, Texas

FEBRUARY 20-21
INDIANA at Central District Invitational - Parrish, Fla.
#48 MICHIGAN at Central District Invitational - Parrish, Fla.
#26 MICHIGAN STATE at Central District Invitational - Parrish, Fla.
MINNESOTA at Central District Invitational - Parrish, Fla.
#35 NORTHWESTERN at Central District Invitational - Parrish, Fla.
#21 OHIO STATE at Central District Invitational - Parrish, Fla.

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 19-21
MICHIGAN at Puerto Rico Classic - Rio Grande, P.R.
OHIO STATE at Puerto Rico Classic - Rio Grande, P.R.
#42 PURDUE at Puerto Rico Classic - Rio Grande, P.R.

FEBRUARY 20-21
#23 ILLINOIS at Mobile Bay Intercollegiate - Mobile, Ala.
NORTHWESTERN at Rice Intercollegiate - Houston, Texas

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 18

#8 NEBRASKA at #6 MINNESOTA - 1 p.m. CT

OHIO STATE/Brockport at #7 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET

BTN (2/25, 1 p.m. ET)

#3 ILLINOIS at #2 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET

BTN (2/25, 3 p.m. ET)

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 17
#1 Utah at #21 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN STATE at #18 ILLINOIS - 7 p.m. CT
Iowa State at #24 IOWA - 7 p.m. CT

FEBRUARY 18
#20 Denver at #11 OHIO STATE - 4 p.m. ET
#9 NEBRASKA at MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT
BTN (2/24, TBD)
Brockport at #10 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET

FEBRUARY 19
#18 ILLINOIS at #25 Arizona State - 2 p.m. MT

Friday's Schedule

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The 2012 college baseball season opens today! Nebraska faces Gonzaga in Peoria, Ariz., while the other 10 Big Ten teams are at in St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla., at the Big Ten/Big East Challenge. Click HERE for links to each team's game notes.

Louisville at MINNESOTA, 10 a.m., Jack Russell Stadium [a]

West Virginia at NORTHWESTERN, 10 a.m., Al Lang Field [a]

South Florida at OHIO STATE, 10 a.m., Walter Fuller Complex [a]

Cincinnati at PURDUE, 1 p.m., Jack Russell Stadium [a]

Pittsburgh at IOWA, 1 p.m., Al Lang Field [a]

Notre Dame at ILLINOIS, 1 p.m., Walter Fuller Complex [a]

Seton Hall at PENN STATE, 4 p.m., Jack Russell Stadium [a]

Connecticut at INDIANA, 4 p.m., Al Lang Field [a]

St. John's at MICHIGAN STATE, 4 p.m., Florida Auto Exchange Stadium [a]

Pittsburgh at MICHIGAN, 7:30 p.m., Florida Auto Exchange Stadium [a]

NEBRASKA vs. Gonzaga, 9 p.m., Peoria Sports Complex [b]

 

All times ET

[a] - Big Ten/Big East Baseball Challenge (St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla.)
[b] - Peoria, Ariz.

 

Thursday's Results

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#7/8 MICHIGAN STATE def. #15/17 WISCONSIN, 69-55
Michigan State had its way with Wisconsin in a way the Spartans hadn't since beating the Badgers for the first of four times during their 2000 national championship season.

Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Keith Appling scored 20 points and No. 7 Michigan State beat No. 15 Wisconsin 69-55 on Thursday night to move back into a first-place tie with No. 6 Ohio State. RECAP & BOX SCORE

PENN STATE def. IOWA, 69-64
Penn State defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes, 69-64, at the Bryce Jordan Center, marking the first time since Dec. 21, that the Nittany Lions have won back-to-back games. Tim Frazier led the Lions in points for the 21st time this season, tallying 18 points. Sophomore John Graham had a career night, adding 10 points and six rebounds. Penn State entered the second half with a 14 point lead; however Iowa was able to get within three with a little over a minute remaining in the game. A crucial three from Jermaine Marshall was able to maintain the lead to secure the win. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Thursday's Results

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#12/17 Penn State 74, Purdue 63
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. - In a game that featured seven ties and 12 lead changes, the No. 12/17 Penn State Lady Lions (21-5, 11-3) claimed a 74-63 win at No. 17/19 Purdue (19-7, 9-4) Thursday night in front of 8,681 fans at Mackey Arena. The Lady Lions win in West Lafayette for the first time since Jan. 2, 2004, snapping a six-game road losing streak to the Boilers. With the win, Penn State can now clinch at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a win over No. 9/11 Ohio State Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions landed four players in double figures, led by sophomore guard Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.), who was 5-for-7 from three-point range, en route to a game-high 28 points. She scored 20 points in the second half as the Lady Lions pushed past the Boilers. Junior forward Mia Nickson (Ashburn, Va.) had a near double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds. She also blocked a career-high two shots. RECAP

#9/11 Ohio State 75, Indiana 54
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- It was a startling contrast: One team so deep that it could afford to be without the Big Ten's leading scorer, the other struggling to try to compete and end a long skid. No. 9 Ohio State didn't have Samantha Prahalis, averaging 21.8 points a game in conference play and seventh in the nation in assists at 6.7 per game, because of the flu. But the Buckeyes got 27 points from Tayler Hill and major contributions from several others, never trailing in handing Indiana a 75-54 loss on Thursday night. "Other people had to step up a little bit," coach Jim Foster said. Plenty did. Amber Stokes added 14 points and a career-high seven assists, and Kalpana Beach matched a career high with 13 points. Ten players scored, 11 had rebounds and eight had assists in the rout. RECAP

Northwestern 63, #16 Nebraska 51
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Northwestern came into Nebraska's Devaney Center Thursday on a three-game skid, having never won in Lincoln and facing the No. 16 team in the nation. The Wildcats (14-12, 4-9) proved up to the tall task, turning in one of their best performances of the season in a 63-51 toppling of the Cornhuskers. Though it was an all-around outstanding team effort, Dannielle Diamant proved exceptional, posting a 19-point, eight-rebound effort. Classmate Kendall Hackney added 17 points, hitting on 3-of-5 attempts from long range and grabbing five rebounds. Northwestern handed Nebraska just its third loss of the year at home (11-3). "It was just a hard-fought game tonight," head coach Joe McKeown said after the game. "It was a great crowd and a great atmosphere to play in. I thought our defense was really good and we always tried to contest [Lindsey] Moore and [Jordan] Hooper. From the standpoint of playing a full 40-minute game, I thought we did a good job." RECAP

Minnesota 60, Illinois 53
Behind 19 points from freshman Rachel Banham and 12 points from senior Kiara Buford, the University of Minnesota women's basketball team took down Illinois, 60-53, Thursday night in Big Ten Conference action as it recognized its four seniors at Williams Arena. The victory improved the Gophers' record to an even 14-14 on the season and 6-8 in Big Ten action, while the Fighting Illini dropped to 10-17 overall and 4-10 in league play. Along with her team-leading 19 points, Banham added four rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist, while Buford tacked on seven rebounds, five assists and three steals to her 12 points in her final regular-season contest at Williams Arena. Fellow seniors Brianna Mastey and Jackie Voigt combined for 10 points and 10 rebounds, with Mastey putting up six points and pulling down six rebounds and Voigt getting four points and four rebounds in their home finale. Micaëlla Riché led the Gophers with a career-high eight rebounds to go along with five points, two steals and a career-best two blocks, and Kionna Kellogg pitched in eight points and five rebounds for the home team. RECAP

Iowa 58, Michigan 57
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Kamille Wahlin has gained a reputation for having a flair for the dramatic during her basketball career as a guard at the University of Iowa. On Thursday at Crisler Arena, Wahlin's stellar basketball resume earned another stripe when the senior nailed a game-winning 3-pointer with 48 seconds left to take down Michigan, 58-57. It is Iowa's sixth consecutive win. The Hawkeyes never led prior to Wahlin's clutch shot. "Kamille, obviously, big 3," UI head coach Lisa Bluder said. "It doesn't surprise me. I think this is the eighth time in her career that she's hit a shot in the last minute to put us up or ties the game." Wahlin paced Iowa with 18 points while playing all 40 minutes. Freshman Samantha Logic added 12 points while grabbing a career-high 18 rebounds and dishing out four assists. Morgan Johnson scored 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds. With just over two minutes left in the game, the Wolverines bolstered their lead to 57-49 after a quick four-point spurt. The outlook appeared gloomy for Bluder's Bunch, but instead of packing their bags, the Hawkeyes clamped down the defense and clawed back. RECAP

Michigan State 62, Wisconsin 46
MADISON, Wis. - A balanced offensive attack and a strong defensive effort led the Michigan State women's basketball team to a 62-46 victory at Wisconsin on Thursday night. The Spartans, who improve to 16-10 overall and move into a tie for fourth in the Big Ten at 8-5, were led by senior Lykendra Johnson who posted 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in only 24 minutes. Joining her in double-figures was senior Taylor Alton and freshman Kiana Johnson who each chipped in 10 points and six rebounds. K. Johnson also added a team-high five assists and two steals, while Alton dished out three assists. Senior Porsche Poole added nine points and four assists. RECAP

Friday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m.
Illinois vs. Tennessee, 2 p.m.
Indiana vs. Utah, 2:15 p.m.
Indiana vs. Long Beach State, 4:30 p.m.
Iowa vs. Illinois State, 5 p.m.
Iowa at Arizona State, 9:30 p.m.
Michigan vs. Long Island, 4 p.m.
Michigan at Florida Atlantic, 6 p.m.
Michigan State at Florida, 5 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Iowa State, 11 a.m.
Minnesota vs. Central Michigan, 3 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Colorado State, 4 p.m.
Nebraska at New Mexico State, 6 p.m.
Northwestern at Louisiana-Lafayette, 3 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Louisiana Tech, 6 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Texas Tech, 1:15 p.m.
Ohio State vs. San Jose State, 3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin vs. Drake, Noon

Thursday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues with two games on Thursday night. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

#15/17 WISCONSIN at #7/8 MICHIGAN STATE, 7 p.m., ESPN

IOWA at PENN STATE, 8 p.m., ESPNU

 

All times ET

In the (Individual) Polls

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Thirteen Big Ten women's tennis players and four doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the latest ITA rankings. The complete list of ranked singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
5. Emina Bektas, MICH
11. Kate Turvy, NU
43. Petra Januskova, PSU
45. Brittany Wowchuk, NU
56. Brooke Bolender, MICH
57. Mary Weatherholt, NEB
72. Sam Critser, MICH
87. Janine Weinreich, NEB
88. Mimi Nguyen, MICH
109. Sonja Molnar, IOWA
118. Stefanie Weinstein, NEB
120. Allison Falkin, ILL
123. Fidan Manashirova, OSU

Doubles
6. Linda Abu Mushrefova/Nida Hamilton, NU
19. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
22. Madeleine Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein, NEB
59. Michelle Sulahian/Mimi Nguyen, MICH

In The Polls

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Eight Big Ten squads appear in the latest Campbell/ITA National Rankings, as announced on Thursday. Northwestern moves up to No. 9, and Michigan comes in at No. 11. Nebraska jumps to No. 28, while Purdue climbs seven slots to No. 41. Illinois moves up to No. 57, Penn State makes its first appearance at No. 59 and Ohio State is No. 64. Wisconsin moves into the rankings at No. 70.

For the complete rankings, click here.

In The (Individual) Polls

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Thirteen Big Ten men's tennis players and 13 doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the latest ITA rankings. The complete list of ranked singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
4. Dennis Nevolo, ILL
8. Evan King, MICH
12. Blaz Rola, OSU
16. Chase Buchanan, OSU
24. Roy Kalmanovich, ILL
54. Benedikt Lindheim, NEB
60. Christopher Aumueller, NEB
65. Devin McCarthy, OSU
82. Josh MacTaggart, IND
99. Ille Van Engelen, OSU
106. Tomas Hanzlik, PSU
107. Connor Smith, OSU
111. Spencer Wolf, NU

Doubles
1. Chase Buchanan/Blaz Rola, OSU
5. Christopher Aumueller/Benedikt Lindheim, NEB
10. Evan King/Shaun Bernstein, MICH
15. Chase Buchanan/Peter Kobelt, OSU
22. Andre Stenger/Robert Schulze, NEB
27. Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen, OSU
30. Jason Lee/Russell Bader, PSU
32. Rok Bonin/Julian Dehn, MINN
38. Blaz Rola/Connor Smith, OSU
39. Marc Bruche/Will Vasos, IOWA
40. Roy Kalmanovich/Dennis Nevolo, ILL
51. Isade Juneau/Jeremy Langer, IND
52. Tobias Reitz/Sidarth Balaji, NU

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 16
MICHIGAN STATE at #25 Central Michigan - 7:30 p.m. ET

FEBRUARY 17
INDIANA at #18 NORTHWESTERN - 7 p.m. CT
BTN.com

FEBRUARY 19
Northern Iowa at #8 NEBRASKA - 1 p.m. CT
BTN.com
#5 ILLINOIS at #1 Oklahoma State [1] - 2 p.m. CT
#4 IOWA vs. #3 MINNESOTA [1] - 2 p.m. CT
#9 Pittsburgh at #2 PENN STATE - 2 p.m. ET
BTN.com
PURDUE (rv) vs. #25 Central Michigan [2] - 2 p.m. ET
#5 ILLINOIS/#1 Oklahoma State vs. #4 IOWA/#3 MINNESOTA [1] - 6 p.m. CT

Legend
[1] NWCA Cliff Keen Mat Mayhem Championship Finals - Stillwater, Okla.
[2] Toledo, Ohio

Big Ten: The Best Ball in the Land

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Kelli Anderson of Sports Illustrated writes that "Teamwork, toughness and tumultuous crowds have combined to make the Big Ten the nation's best conference." Click HERE for the full article.

Thursday's Schedule

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Wednesday's Results

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#18/20 INDIANA def. NORTHWESTERN, 71-66
Tom Crean's first 20-win season at Indiana came with some fitting benchmarks.

A freshman credited with turning the program around led the way again. An injured senior who survived a six-win season closed it out. And, of course, the Hoosiers had to scrap for another 40 minutes to pull off the win. RECAP & BOX SCORE

PURDUE def. ILLINOIS, 67-62
Robbie Hummel scored 19 points and three other Boilermakers scored in double figures Wednesday night, helping Purdue hold off struggling Illinois 67-62. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Wednesday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues with a BTN doubleheader on Wednesday evening. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

NORTHWESTERN at #18/20 INDIANA, 6:30 p.m., BTN

PURDUE at ILLINOIS, 8:30 p.m., BTN

 

All times ET

Zeller Named Finalist for Wayman Tisdale Award

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Indiana's Cody Zeller was named one of five finalists for the 2012 Wayman Tisdale Award, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced on Wednesday. The award is presented to the men's National Freshman of the Year. COMPLETE RELEASE

Six Named Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidates

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The Big Ten lead all conferences with six players selected as candidates for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for softball, awarded annually to the student-athlete who excels both on and off the field.

Iowa's Liz Watkins, Michigan's Bree Evans, Nebraska's Ashley Guile and Ashley Hagemann, Northwestern's Adrienne Monka and Purdue's Molly Garst were named to the list of 30 candidates, which will be trimmed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season. The winner will be announced at the Women's College World Series.

Complete Release

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Sixty-two Big Ten wrestlers appear in the top 20 of their respective weight classes in this week's InterMat College Rankings, including four top-ranked grapplers. Iowa 125-pounder Matt McDonough, Michigan 141-pounder Kellen Russell and Penn State 149-pounder Frank Molinaro and 165-pounder David Taylor each have earned another week atop their class' rankings, as the Big Ten boasts at least one wrestler in the top two of eight of the 10 classes. In the team rankings, Penn State continues its reign in the top spot, while No. 3 Minnesota and No. 4 Iowa join the Nittany Lions in the top five. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten teams and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State (1 last week)
3. Minnesota (T-2)
4. Iowa (4)
6. Michigan (6)
8. Ohio State (7)
T-15. Nebraska (15)
17. Illinois (20)
T-20. Northwestern (22)
31. Indiana (T-29)
37. Purdue (37)
T-43. Michigan State (36)
T-46. Wisconsin (T-46)

125
1. Matt McDonough, IOWA (1)
2. Zach Sanders, MINN (2)
6. Jesse Delgado, ILL (7)
8. Nico Megaludis, PSU (8)
10. Levi Mele, NU (10)
17. Johnni DiJulius, OSU (16)

133
2. Logan Stieber, OSU (3)
3. Tony Ramos, IOWA (4)
4. B.J. Futrell, ILL (5)
8. Chris Dardanes, MINN (7)
9. Cashe Quiroga, PUR (NR)
14. Zac Stevens, MICH (16)
19. Ridge Kiley, NEB (18)

141
1. Kellen Russell, MICH (1)
4. Hunter Stieber, OSU (5)
5. Montell Marion, IOWA (6)
8. Nick Dardanes, MINN (8)
9. Jake Sueflohn, NEB (9)

149
1. Frank Molinaro, PSU (1)
8. Eric Grajales, MICH (6)
10. Dylan Ness, MINN (10)
11. Ivan Lopouchanski, PUR (11)
16. Cam Tessari, OSU (15)
18. Taylor Walsh, IND (18)
19. Eric Terrazas, ILL (19)

157
2. Jason Welch, NU (2)
5. Dylan Alton, PSU (6)
6. James Green, NEB (7)
9. Anthony Jones Jr., MSU (10)
18. Josh Demas, OSU (20)

165
1. David Taylor, PSU (1)
6. Mike Evans, IOWA (8)
7. Robert Kokesh, NEB (6)
11. Ben Jordan, WIS (11)
12. Conrad Polz, ILL (12)
13. Dan Yates, MICH (13)
14. Cody Yohn, MINN (14)

174
2. Ed Ruth, PSU (2)
5. Logan Storley, MINN (6)
7. Justin Zeerip, MICH (8)
8. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA (9)
9. Jordan Blanton, ILL (11)
10. Nick Heflin, OSU (7)
12. Lee Munster, NU (12)
17. Tyler Koehn, NEB (20)
18. Curran Jacobs, MSU (16)

184
2. Quentin Wright, PSU (2)
7. Kevin Steinhaus, MINN (7)
8. Josh Ihnen, NEB (8)
9. C.J. Magrum, OSU (11)
19. Braden Atwood, PUR (19)

197
3. Matt Powless, IND (3)
7. Sonny Yohn, MINN (6)
12. Morgan McIntosh, PSU (12)
14. Max Huntley, MICH (15)
18. Mario Gonzalez, ILL (16)

HWT
4. Tony Nelson, MINN (4)
6. Cameron Wade, PSU (6)
9. Tucker Lane, NEB (9)
12. Ben Apland, MICH (10)
13. Mike McMullan, NU (13)
14. Bobby Telford, IOWA (14)

Tuesday's Results

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#6/6 OHIO STATE def. MINNESOTA, 78-68
It's tough to beat the color Red, or in this case Scarlet, on Valentine's Day.

Sixth-ranked Ohio State used a 20-0 run midway through the first half to pull away from Minnesota during its 78-68 victory at Williams Arena on Tuesday night. RECAP & BOX SCORE

In The Polls

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Three Big Ten teams appear in the latest USTFCCCA/2012 Indoor Track & Field Rankings, as announced today. Wisconsin appears at No. 16, Ohio State sits at No. 18 and Michigan State clocks in at No. 23.

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In The Polls

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Five Big Ten teams appear in the latest USTFCCCA/2012 Indoor Track & Field Rankings, as announced today. Indiana climbs to No. 10, with Minnesota following at No. 11. Nebraska clocks in at No. 15, Penn State appears at No. 17 and Ohio State sits at No. 19.

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Tuesday's Schedule

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Another exciting week of Big Ten men's basketball tips off tonight. Click HERE to read the Big Ten weekly release, and click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

#6/6 OHIO STATE at MINNESOTA, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

In the Polls

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Nine Big Ten wrestling teams are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll, with four conference squads earning top-five consideration this week. Penn State remains the top-ranked Big Ten team at No. 2, while No. 3 Minnesota, No. 4 Iowa and No. 5 Illinois each move up in this week's poll. Ohio State and Nebraska join the four top-five teams in the top 10, ranking sixth and eighth, respectively, while Michigan checks in at No. 14. Northwestern holds No. 18, while Purdue is also receiving votes.

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Weekly Rankings

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Six Big Ten men's gymnastics teams boast top-10 rankings based on their three score averages, with Penn State leading the way at No. 2. The Nittany Lions hold a 350.767 average, followed by No. 3 Illinois (348.000), No. 6 Minnesota (341.600), No. 7 Michigan (339.367), No. 8 Nebraska (335.217) and No. 10 Iowa (330.933).

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Monday's Result

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Minnesota 64, Nebraska 58
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kionna Kellogg's basket broke a tie with 1:01 left as Minnesota beat No. 16 Nebraska 64-58 on Monday night. The Gophers (13-14, 5-8 Big Ten) used a 20-0 run to forge a 40-24 lead with 17:00 to go. But the Cornhuskers (19-5, 8-4) fought back, turning a 58-51 deficit into a 58-58 tie on Kaitlyn Burke's basket with 3:17 left. Neither team scored until Kellogg made her go-ahead basket 2:16 later. The Gophers then sank four free throws for the final margin in breaking a three-game slide. Rachel Banham led Minnesota with 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Kiara Buford added 16 points. Brianna Mastey and Kellogg grabbed 11 rebounds each as the Gophers piled up a 42-31 edge on the boards. Jordan Hooper sank four 3-pointers and led Nebraska with 20 points. Lindsey Moore added 12. The Cornhuskers, who dropped their second straight, split the season series with Minnesota. RECAP

Weekly Rankings

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Five Big Ten women's golf teams have earned top-50 status in the first updated Golfweek/Sagarin rankings of the spring season. Ohio State paces the Big Ten contingent at No. 21, followed by No. 26 Michigan State. Purdue checks in at No. 31, while Northwestern ranks 35th and Michigan holds No. 48. Three Big Ten golfers hold top-50 individual rankings, as Michigan State's Caroline Powers is No. 11, Purdue's Paula Reto is No. 17 and Laura Gonzalez-Escallon is No. 41.

 

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Weekly Rankings

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Four Big Ten men's golf teams appear in a relatively unchanged Golfweek/Sagarin top 50 this week, with No. 23 Illinois again leading the way for the quartet of conference squads. The Fighting Illini are followed by No. 32 Indiana, No. 33 Iowa and No. 42 Purdue in the latest edition. Five Big Ten golfers boast top-50 individual rankings nationally, as Illinois' Luke Guthrie ranks eighth, fellow Illini Thomas Pieters is 20th, Purdue's Tyler Duncan is No. 24, Iowa's Barrett Kelpin is No. 40 and Indiana's Chase Wright is No. 42.

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Weekly Rankings

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics teams again hold top-25 team season averages this week, with Nebraska leading the way at No. 9 with an average of 196.200. Penn State and Ohio State follow the Huskers, with the Nittany Lions checking in at No. 10 (195.988) and the Buckeyes holding No. 11 (195.604). Illinois moves up a spot to No. 18 at 194.860, while Michigan also jumps a spot to No. 21 (194.670) and Iowa falls one place to No. 24 (194.383).

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Weekend Roundup

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FEBRUARY 10
#20 Edinboro def. MICHIGAN STATE, 18-15

FEBRUARY 11
#13 Missouri def. #11 MICHIGAN. 21-12
MICHIGAN STATE at Edinboro Open - NTS
#4 MINNESOTA def. #14 Kent State, 35-3
#4 MINNESOTA def. #13 Missouri, 26-7
#18 NORTHWESTERN def. North Carolina, 20-15
#18 NORTHWESTERN def. Campbell, 32-5
#2 PENN STATE def. Utah Valley, 39-3

FEBRUARY 12
#7 ILLINOIS def. #12 Oklahoma, 21-18
#7 ILLINOIS def. #3 Cornell, 19-16
INDIANA def. N.C. State, 31-19
INDIANA def. VMI, 39-6
INDIANA def. Gardner-Webb, 36-6
#5 IOWA def. #23 Virginia Tech, 31-3
#5 IOWA def. #16 Oregon State, 22-14
#6 OHIO STATE def. #8 NEBRASKA, 21-18
#6 OHIO STATE def. Boise State, 26-9
#1 Oklahoma State def. #6 OHIO STATE, 25-6 
PURDUE def. #25 Central Michigan, 27-9
#3 Cornell def. PURDUE, 29-6
Iowa State def. WISCONSIN, 36-3
Northern Iowa def. WISCONSIN, 30-15

Sunday's Results

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FIU 8, Illinois 0
Iowa 8, Belmont 0
Minnesota 8, Weber State 0
Minnesota 10, Cal State Bakersfield 0
UAB 3, Michigan State 2
Georgia Tech 6, Nebraska 5
Northwestern 6, Texas A&M 3 (8)
Ohio State 7, Florida A&M 1
Michigan 12, Penn State 1

Sunday's Result

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Penn State 77, Northwestern 63
EVANSTON, ILL. - The No. 18/21 Penn State Lady Lions (20-5, 10-3) landed four players in double figures and saw all nine players score en route to a 77-63 win at Northwestern (13-12, 3-9) Sunday. Junior guard Alex Bentley led the Penn State effort with 18 points on a 7-for-12 effort from the field. She also had two rebounds and two steals. Sophomore guard Maggie Lucas narrowly missed out on her first career double-double with 11 points to go along with a career-high tying nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Senior Zhaque Gray playing in front of her hometown crowd for the final time, had 17 points and tied her personal mark with six assists. Junior center Nikki Greene also reached double figures with 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks, while fellow center Talia East contributed six points and 10 rebounds in just 13 minutes. RECAP

Illinois 61, Indiana 60
Bloomington, Ind. - Lydia McCully's rebound basket with 0.6 seconds remaining gave Illinois a 61-60 victory over Indiana Sunday in Bloomington. The Illini led by as many as eight points in the second half, but trailing by four in the final minute, needed scores on its final two possessions to pull out the victory. Illinois (10-16 overall, 4-9 B1G) has now won four of its last six games, all of which have been decided in the final minute. Indiana (5-20, 0-12), meanwhile, is still is looking for its first Big Ten victory of the season. "At this point, we're used to close games and buzzer beaters," McCully said. "We feel it's our turn to start getting those games to go our way. We have a lot of confidence now." RECAP

Iowa 74, Michigan State 57
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Samantha Logic scored 11 second-half points to help the University of Iowa women's basketball team surge past Michigan State, 74-57, on Sunday on Medicom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It is Iowa's fifth consecutive victory. The teams were tied, 30-30, at halftime, but the Hawkeyes turned up the heat during the final 20 minutes by shooting 53.6 percent from the field (15-of-28). Iowa improved to 16-10 overall, 8-5 in the Big Ten Conference; Michigan State dropped to 15-10, 7-5. Five Hawkeyes scored in double figures, led by Morgan Johnson with 18 points and seven rebounds. Logic compiled 17 points and 13 rebounds and Kamille Wahlin added 11 points, six rebounds and six assists. RECAP

Ohio State 80, Purdue 71
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Samantha Prahalis, the only senior on Ohio State's roster, has been through a lot of battles on the court. So it figured that when the No. 10 Buckeyes were badly in need of a bucket on Sunday against No. 16 Purdue, it was their most experienced player who supplied a dagger of a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left to pave the way to an 80-71 victory. Down as many as eight points earlier in the half, Ohio State fought back with a 12-3 run capped by a pair of free throws from Prahalis to take a 51-50 lead with 12:32 left. The teams then traded baskets and the lead to the finish. The Buckeyes (22-3, 9-3 Big Ten) finally took the lead for good on a hustle play. With a loose ball sitting on the floor between two Purdue players in the Boilermakers' backcourt, Prahalis swooped in, scooped it up and went the length of the court to put the Buckeyes up 67-65 with 4:07 remaining. RECAP

Sunday's Results

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#22/25 MICHIGAN def. ILLINOIS, 70-61
The University of Michigan men's basketball team had four players score in double digits as the Wolverines took down Illinois, 70-61, and improved to 14-0 at home on Sunday afternoon inside the Crisler Center. RECAP & BOX SCORE

PURDUE def. NORTHWESTERN, 87-77
Robbie Hummel scored a season-high 27 points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds Sunday as Purdue snapped Northwestern's three-game winning streak with an 87-77 victory. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Sunday's Schedule

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#18/21 Penn State at Northwestern, 1 p.m., BTN
Illinois at Indiana, 2 p.m., BTN.com
Michigan State at Iowa, 3 p.m., BTN
#16/19 Purdue at #10/10 Ohio State, 5 p.m., ESPN2

Sunday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues with a pair of games on Sunday. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

ILLINOIS at #22/25 MICHIGAN, 1 p.m., CBS Sports

NORTHWESTERN at PURDUE, 6 p.m., BTN

 

All times ET

Saturday's Results and Sunday's Schedule

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Saturday's Results
Illinois 1, UAB 0 (8)
Illinois 8, Michigan State 0
Saint Mary's 8, Indiana 3
Indiana 9, Santa Clara 1
Arkansas 10, Iowa 2
Iowa 1, UT-Arlington 0
Michigan 2, LSU 1
Michigan 5, Louisiana Tech 4
UNLV 2, Minnesota 1
Minnesota 2, Kent State 0
Massachusetts 7, MIchigan State 6
Nebraska 10, Cal State Northridge 2
Oregon State 11, Nebraska 3
Washington 10, Northwestern 3
New Mexico 13, Northwestern 5
North Carolina 3, Ohio State 1
North Florida 10, Ohio State 5
Louisiana Tech 4, Penn State 2
LSU 1, Penn State 0 (8)

Sunday's Schedule
Illinois vs. Louisville, 1 p.m.
Indiana at UTEP, Noon
Iowa vs. Belmont, 10 a.m.
Michigan vs. Penn State, 11 a.m.
Michigan State vs. UAB, 3 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Weber State, 2:15 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 4:30 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Georgia Tech, 1 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Texas A&M, 10:30 a.m.
Ohio State vs. Florida A&M, 10 a.m.

All times ET and subject to change

Saturday's Results

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PENN STATE def. NEBRASKA, 67-51
Tim Frazier posted 23 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals Saturday as the 6-1, guard nearly posted the first triple-double for a Nittany Lion since 1998 in helping Penn State cruise to a 67-51 victory over Nebraska in front of a season-high 13,103 fans in the Bryce Jordan Center. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#11/12 MICHIGAN STATE def. #3/3 OHIO STATE, 58-48
Adreian Payne scored 15 points, Draymond Green added 12 and defense-minded No. 11 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 58-48 Saturday night, ending the Buckeyes' 39-game home winning streak. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Saturday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball continues with two games on Saturday, including a matchup between the top two teams in the conference standings. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

NEBRASKA at PENN STATE, 1 p.m., ESPNU

#11/12 MICHIGAN STATE at #3/3 OHIO STATE, 6 p.m., ESPN

 

All times ET

Friday's Results and Saturday's Schedule

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Friday's Results
Massachusetts 4, Illinois 1
Louisville 4, Illinois 3
Indiana 6, UIC 4
New Mexico State 10, Indiana 2
Iowa 11, Wichita State 0
Baylor 4, Iowa 0
Michigan 7, Louisiana Tech 6
Louisville 4, Michigan State 1
Michigan State 8, Florida International 2
Nebraska 11, Arizona 10
Nebraska 12, Idaho State 4
Northwestern 14, Texas Tech 6
Arizona State 10, Northwestern 5
UCF 2, Ohio State 1
Ohio State 9, Florida Atlantic 6
Penn State 5, LSU 3

Saturday's Schedule
Illinois vs. Alabama-Birmingham, 9 a.m.
Illinois vs. Michigan State, 1 p.m.
Indiana vs. Saint Mary's, 3:30 p.m.
Indiana vs. Santa Clara, 5:30 p.m.
Iowa vs. Arkansas, 11 a.m.
Iowa vs. Texas-Arlington, 4 p.m.
Michigan at LSU, 1:30 p.m.
Michigan vs. Louisiana Tech, 6:30 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Massachusetts, 3 p.m.
Minnesota at UNLV, 6:45 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Kent State, 9 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Cal State Northridge, 11 a.m.
Nebraska vs. Oregon State, 6:30 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Washington, 4 p.m.
Northwestern vs. New Mexico, 8:30 p.m.
Ohio State vs. North Carolina, 11 a.m.
Ohio State vs. North Florida, 3 p.m.
Penn State vs. Louisiana Tech, Noon
Penn State at LSU, 4 p.m.

All times ET and subject to change

Weekend Schedule

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February 11-12
MICHIGAN at OSU Invite [1]
OHIO STATE at OSU Invite
PURDUE at OSU Invite

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Washington Husky Classic - Seattle, Wash.
ILLINOIS at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
INDIANA at GaREAT Collegiate Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
INDIANA at Hoosier Hills - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
IOWA at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
MICHIGAN at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at The Big Meet - Grand Rapids, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at Spire Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
MINNESOTA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
MINNESOTA at UWRF Brooks Classic - River Falls, Wis.
NEBRASKA at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
NEBRASKA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
OHIO STATE at Akron Invitational - Akron, Ohio
OHIO STATE at New Mexico Invite - Albuquerque, N.M.
OHIO STATE at Washington Husky Classic - Seattle, Wash.
PENN STATE at Akron Invitational - Akron, Ohio
PENN STATE at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
PENN STATE at Washington Husky Classic - Seattle, Wash.
PURDUE at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
WISCONSIN at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
WISCONSIN at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
INDIANA at GaREAT Collegiate Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
INDIANA at Hoosier Hills - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
IOWA at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
MICHIGAN at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at Spire Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
MINNESOTA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
MINNESOTA at St. Thomas Invitational - St. Paul, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
NEBRASKA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
OHIO STATE at Don Kirby Invite - Albuquerque, N.M.
PENN STATE at Akron Invitational - Akron, Ohio
PENN STATE at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
PENN STATE at Washington Husky Classic - Seattle, Wash.
PURDUE at The Big Meet - Grand Rapids, Mich.
WISCONSIN at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.

Weekend Schedule

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February 11
Air Force/Northern Iowa at No. 29 NEBRASKA - 9:30 a.m. CT, 2 p.m. CT
Miami (Ohio)/Ball State at INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET, 4 p.m. ET
No. 10 MICHIGAN at ITA Team Indoors [1]
No. 29 NEBRASKA at ITA Team Indoors [2]
No. 12 NORTHWESTERN at ITA Team Indoors [3]
No. 57 OHIO STATE at ITA Team Indoors [3]

February 12
PENN STATE at No. 40 VCU - 11 a.m. ET
No. 37 North Carolina State at WISCONSIN - 11 a.m. CT
Iowa State at IOWA - Noon CT
No. 10 MICHIGAN at ITA Team Indoors [1]
No. 29 NEBRASKA at ITA Team Indoors [2]
No. 12 NORTHWESTERN at ITA Team Indoors [3]
No. 57 OHIO STATE at ITA Team Indoors [3]

Legend
[1] Ann Arbor, Mich. through Feb. 13
[2] Lincoln, Neb. through Feb. 13
[3] Charlottesville, Va. through Feb. 13

Weekend Schedule

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February 11
Buffalo/Bucknell at PENN STATE - 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. ET
No. 28 MICHIGAN at No. 26 Washington - 2 p.m. PT
No. 61 Arizona at No. 34 MINNESOTA

February 12
Creighton/East Tennessee State at No. 38 NEBRASKA - 10 a.m. CT, 6 p.m. CT
No. 3 OHIO STATE at No. 58 MICHIGAN STATE - Noon ET
No. 25 INDIANA at NO. 19 Oklahoma - Noon CT
No. 18 ILLINOIS at No. 5 Florida - Noon CT
DePaul at No. 34 MINNESOTA - 1 p.m. CT
No. 64 NORTHWESTERN
at No. 43 Vanderbilt - 1 p.. CT

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 12-14
#48 MICHIGAN at Lady Puerto Rico Classic - Rio Grande, P.R.
MINNESOTA at UCF Challenge - Sorrento, Fla.
NEBRASKA at Lady Puerto Rico Classic - Rio Grande, P.R.
#37 NORTHWESTERN at Lady Puerto Rico Classic - Rio Grande, P.R.
PENN STATE at Lady Puerto Rico Classic - Rio Grande, P.R.
#32 PURDUE at Lady Puerto Rico Classic - Rio Grande, P.R.

FEBRUARY 13-15
#26 MICHIGAN STATE at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge - Palos Verdes, Calif.
#22 OHIO STATE at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge - Palos Verdes, Calif.

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 10
#23 IOWA at #11 OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. ET
#19 ILLINOIS vs. #18 Missouri/#15 Boise State/#7 UCLA [1] - 7:30 p.m. CT

FEBRUARY 11
#22 MICHIGAN/Southern Utah/#20 Washington at #8 NEBRASKA - 6 p.m. CT
Gustavus/Hamline/Winona State at MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT
Pittsburgh at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. ET
#10 PENN STATE/George Washington/William & Mary at #21 N.C. State - 7 p.m. ET

FEBRUARY 12
#11 OHIO STATE at #24 West Virginia - 2 p.m. ET

Legend
[1] Navy Pier - Chicago, Ill.

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 11
#13 Illinois-Chicago at #12 ILLINOIS - 5 p.m. CT
#6 MINNESOTA/#11 NEBRASKA at #12 IOWA - 7 p.m. CT
BTN

FEBRUARY 12
#3 PENN STATE at #17 Springfield - 1 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 10
MICHIGAN STATE at Edinboro - 7 p.m. ET

FEBRUARY 11
MICHIGAN STATE at Edinboro Open - All Day
#11 MICHIGAN vs. #13 Missouri/Cal Poly [1] - 4 p.m. ET
#4 MINNESOTA vs. #14 Kent State/Rutgers [1] - 4 p.m. ET
#18 NORTHWESTERN vs. North Carolina [2] - 4:30 p.m. ET
#11 MICHIGAN vs. TBA [1] - 6 p.m. ET
#4 MINNESOTA vs. TBA [1] - 6 p.m. ET
#18 NORTHWESTERN at Campbell - 6:15 p.m. ET
#2 PENN STATE at Utah Valley - 7 p.m. MT

FEBRUARY 12
INDIANA at N.C. State - 9 a.m. ET
PURDUE vs. #25 Central Michigan [3] - 10 a.m. ET
INDIANA vs. VMI [4] - 11 a.m. ET
#7 ILLINOIS vs. #12 Oklahoma/American (rv) [3] - Noon ET
PURDUE/#25 Central Michigan vs. #3 Cornell [3] - Noon ET
#5 IOWA vs. #23 Virginia Tech/Northern Iowa [5] - 1 p.m. CT
#6 OHIO STATE vs. Boise State [6] - 1 p.m. CT
#7 ILLINOIS vs. TBA [3] - 2 p.m. ET
PURDUE vs. TBA [3] - 2 p.m. ET
#5 IOWA vs. TBA [5] - 3 p.m. CT
#8 NEBRASKA vs. #6 OHIO STATE/Boise State [6] - 3 p.m. CT
INDIANA at Gardner-Webb - 7 p.m. ET
#8 NEBRASKA/#6 OHIO STATE vs. TBA [6] - 7 p.m. CT

Legend
[1] NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Regionals - Piscataway, N.J.
[2] Buies Creek, N.C.
[3] NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Regionals - Ithaca, N.Y.
[4] Raleigh, N.C.
[5] NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Regionals - Ames, Iowa
[6] NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Regionals - Stillwater, Okla.

Friday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. Massachusetts, 3 p.m.
Illinois vs. Florida International, 5 p.m.
Indiana vs. UIC, 5:30 p.m.
Indiana at New Mexico State, 7:30 p.m.
Iowa vs. Wichita State, 1:30 p.m.
Iowa at Baylor, 6:30 p.m.
Michigan vs. Louisiana Tech, 4:30 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Louisville, 1 p.m.
Michigan State at Florida International, 7 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Arizona, 6:30 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Idaho State, 9 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Texas Tech, 1:30 p.m.
Northwestern at Arizona State, 9 p.m.
Ohio State vs. UCF, 11 a.m.
Ohio State vs. Florida A&M, 3 p.m.
Penn State at LSU, 7 p.m.

All times ET and subject to change

Thursday's Results

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#21/22 WISCONSIN def. MINNESOTA, 68-61 (OT)
Minnesota rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit, holding Wisconsin scoreless for the final 7:43 of regulation to force overtime, but the #21/22 Badgers made 15-of-17 free throws in the extra session to escape with a 68-61 victory on Thursday night at Williams Arena. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#22/23 INDIANA def. ILLINOIS, 84-71
Illinois played like a desperate team Thursday night.

That didn't matter to Indiana.

Cody Zeller scored 22 points and Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford each had 18, igniting No. 23 Indiana's late charge to get past the Fighting Illini 84-71. RECAP & BOX SCORE

NORTHWESTERN def. IOWA, 83-64
So much for hitting the freshman wall. Reigning Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week Dave Sobolewski scored a season-high 23 points to go along with seven assists and four steals as Northwestern pulled away from Iowa in the second half for an 83-64 victory Thursday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Thursday's Results

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Illinois 66, Ohio State 65
Champaign, Ill. - Alexis Burke's driving lay-up with 3.2 seconds remaining capped a 12-point comeback and a 66-65 victory for Illinois over No. 10 Ohio State at the Assembly Hall. The win marked the first for Illinois against a ranked team since defeating the Buckeyes in the 2008 Big Ten Tournament and the first over a top-10 team since defeating No. 10 Minnesota in 2003. That also marked just the third loss for Ohio State (21-3, 8-3) in the 2011-12 season. For Illinois, the victory was a long-time coming. After some tough losses down the stretch earlier in the season, the Illini have now won three straight games that have come down to the end, none bigger than Thursday night. RECAP

Iowa 75, Minnesota 58
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Earlier this week when asked what her team needed to do to replace the game-night contributions of Jamie Printy, Samantha Logic suggested quietly that everyone else on the women's basketball team at the University of Iowa needed to do just a little more than they would have before the Hawkeyes' all-Big Ten guard was lost for the season. Thursday night on Mediacom Court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the multi-talented freshman guard from Racine, Wis., did exactly that and a little more for good measure to lead Bluder's Bunch to a convincing 75-58 victory over Minnesota in the Hawkeyes' annual "Pink Game" in support of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. RECAP

Michigan 63, Nebraska 52
Four Wolverines scored in double digits -- Carmen Reynolds (16), Courtney Boylan (14), Rachel Sheffer (13) and Nya Jordan (11) -- in a 63-52 upset victory at No. 13 Nebraska. The Wolverines won their 18th game of the season on Thursday, surpassing their 2010-11 win total of 17. RECAP

Michigan State 72, Northwestern 58
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's basketball team used a 12-0 run late in the first half to pull away from Northwestern, and cruise to a 72-58 win at Breslin Center on Thursday night. Senior Porsche Poole surpassed 20 points for the fourth-straight game, leading MSU with 20 points and a career high seven assists. Poole is the first Spartan since Liz Shimek at the end of the 2005-06 season to score at least 20 points in four straight games. The Spartans (15-9, 7-4), who have now won three straight games, had four players in double-figures. Senior Lykendra Johnson added 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds, while classmate Taylor Alton had 11 points and freshman Kiana Johnson posted 10. Alton also added a career high tying seven rebounds and three steals. RECAP

Penn State 69, Wisconsin 54
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. - The No. 18/21 Penn State Lady Lions (19-5, 9-3) connected on 48.3% of their shots and landed four players in double figures on the way to a 69-54 win over Wisconsin (8-16, 4-8) Thursday evening at the Bryce Jordan Center. Sophomore Maggie Lucas, who was honored for surpassing the 1,000-point mark prior to the game, led the Lady Lions with 16 points via a 7-for-11 shooting performance. Junior Alex Bentley had 14 points to go along with three assists, while sophomore Ariel Edwards was a spark off of the bench with 14 points thanks to a 6-for-10 night from the field. Redshirt junior Mia Nickson rounded out Penn State's top scorers with 11 tallies to go with seven rebounds and three assists. In addition, senior Zhaque Gray reached the 800-point milestone with five points. Junior Nikki Greene led the team in rebounds with 10. RECAP

Thursday's Result

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Washington 4, Nebraska 0

Thursday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues with three games on Thursday. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

#21/22 WISCONSIN at MINNESOTA, 7 p.m., ESPN

ILLINOIS at #23/23 INDIANA, 8 p.m., BTN

IOWA at NORTHWESTERN, 8 p.m., ESPNU

 

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The Big Ten is well-represented in the second of three sets of NCAA coaches' panel rankings, with 90 wrestlers earning spots in the top 33 of their respective weight classes. Four Big Ten grapplers have taken the top spots in their classes, as Iowa's Matt McDonough (125 pounds), Michigan's Kellen Russell (141), and Penn State's Frank Molinaro (149) and David Taylor (165) each earned No. 1 rankings in the latest edition. The Big Ten boasts at least six ranked wrestlers in each weight class, including double-digit numbers in half of the classes. Eleven conference wrestlers are ranked at 149 and 197, while 10 are ranked at 165, 174 and heavyweight.

Additionally, the first individual RPI rankings were released, with 75 Big Ten wrestlers ranking in the top 33 of their class. Molinaro, Taylor and fellow Nittany Lion Ed Ruth (174 pounds) boast No. 1 RPI ratings in their weight class.

The final set of coaches' panel rankings and the RPI are two of the three tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2012 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

Click here to see the coaches' panel rankings and here to see the RPI rankings.

Thursday's Schedule

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Ohio State's Tayler Hill and Samantha Prahalis were named to the USBWA National Player of the Year Midseason Watch List on Thursday, two of 20 players from around the country to earn the distinction. The two are in the running to win the national honor, which will be announced on April 3.

USBWA Release

Illinois' Guthrie, Pieters Named to Hogan Award Watch List

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Illinois' Luke Guthrie and Thomas Pieters have been named to the watch list for the Ben Hogan Award, given to the top collegiate golfer in the country. Illinois is one of six teams to have two players named to the watch list. Ten semifinalists for the award will be announced on April 11, while three finalists will be named on May 10, with the winner announced on May 21.

Click here for more information on Guthrie and Pieters.

Opening Day Schedule

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The 2012 NCAA softball season begins today and Nebraska helps the collegiate game kick off opening day at the Kajikawa Classic.

Nebraska vs. Washington, 5 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Results

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#11/12 MICHIGAN STATE def. PENN STATE, 77-57
Michigan State went to its go-to player when it needed him to dash Penn State's comeback hopes.

Draymond Green had 23 points and 12 rebounds and made some timely shots to help the 11th-ranked Spartans pull away from the Nittany Lions in a 77-57 win Wednesday night. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#22/25 MICHIGAN def. NEBRASKA, 62-46
The Nebraska Cornhuskers fell to the No. 22 Michigan Wolverines on Wednesday night by a final score of 62-46. The Huskers struggled on the offensive side of the ball, shooting 18-46 from the field goal range while committing 14 turnovers. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Wednesday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues on Wednesday with a BTN doubleheader. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

PENN STATE at #11/12 MICHIGAN STATE, 6:30 p.m., BTN

#22/25 MICHIGAN at NEBRASKA, 8:30 p.m., BTN

 

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Ranking the Wrestlers

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The Big Ten boasts 64 wrestlers ranked in the top 20 of their respective weight classes in the latest InterMat College Rankings, with four grapplers standing atop their class. Iowa 125-pounder Matt McDonough, Michigan 141-pounder Kellen Russell, and Penn State 149-pounder Frank Molinaro and 165-pounder David Taylor each remain the top-ranked wrestlers in their class. Penn State remains atop the team rankings, while Minnesota moved into a tie for No. 2. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten teams and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State (1 last week)
T-2. Minnesota (3)
4. Iowa (5)
6. Michigan (6)
7. Ohio State (8)
15. Nebraska (9)
20. Illinois (21)
22. Northwestern (22)
T-29. Indiana (28)
36. Michigan State (T-35)
37. Purdue (T-37)
T-46. Wisconsin (T-40)

125
1. Matt McDonough, IOWA (1)
2. Zach Sanders, MINN (2)
7. Jesse Delgado, ILL (7)
8. Nico Megaludis, PSU (9)
10. Levi Mele, NU (10)
16. Johnni DiJulius, OSU (16)

133
3. Logan Stieber, OSU (3)
4. Tony Ramos, IOWA (4)
5. B.J. Futrell, ILL (5)
7. Chris Dardanes, MINN (7)
16. Zac Stevens, MICH (16)
18. Ridge Kiley, NEB (18)

141
1. Kellen Russell, MICH (1)
5. Hunter Stieber, OSU (6)
6. Montell Marion, IOWA (7)
8. Nick Dardanes, MINN (11)
9. Jake Sueflohn, NEB (5)

149
1. Frank Molinaro, PSU (1)
6. Eric Grajales, MICH (7)
10. Dylan Ness, MINN (10)
11. Ivan Lopouchanski, PUR (13)
15. Cam Tessari, OSU (14)
18. Taylor Walsh, IND (18)
19. Eric Terrazas, ILL (19)

157
2. Jason Welch, NU (2)
5. Derek St. John, IOWA (NR)
6. Dylan Alton, PSU (6)
7. James Green, NEB (7)
10. Anthony Jones Jr., MSU (12)
20. Josh Demas, OSU (20)

165
1. David Taylor, PSU (1)
6. Robert Kokesh, NEB (6)
8. Mike Evans, IOWA (8)
11. Ben Jordan, WIS (12)
12. Conrad Polz, ILL (9)
13. Dan Yates, MICH (14)
14. Cody Yohn, MINN (15)

174
2. Ed Ruth, PSU (2)
6. Logan Storley, MINN (6)
7. Nick Heflin, OSU (7)
8. Justin Zeerip, MICH (8)
9. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA (9)
11. Jordan Blanton, ILL (11)
12. Lee Munster, NU (12)
16. Curran Jacobs, MSU (16)
20. Tyler Koehn, NEB (NR)

184
2. Quentin Wright, PSU (2)
7. Kevin Steinhaus, MINN (8)
8. Josh Ihnen, NEB (7)
11. C.J. Magrum, OSU (10)
19. Braden Atwood, PUR (19)

197
3. Matt Powless, IND (3)
6. Sonny Yohn, MINN (6)
12. Morgan McIntosh, PSU (12)
13. Tyler Dickenson, MSU (13)
15. Max Huntley, MICH (15)
16. Mario Gonzalez, ILL (16)
20. Andrew Campolattano, OSU (20)

HWT
4. Tony Nelson, MINN (4)
6. Cameron Wade, PSU (6)
9. Tucker Lane, NEB (9)
10. Ben Apland, MICH (10)
13. Mike McMullan, NU (13)
14. Bobby Telford, IOWA (NR)

Iowa, Minnesota Earn Top Regional Seeds for National Duals

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Iowa and Minnesota have received two of the four No. 1 regional seeds for the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals, set to begin this weekend. Eight of the 12 conference squads are taking part in the event. The Gophers hold the top seed in the Rutgers Regional and will take on the winner of No. 4 Kent State and No. 5 Rutgers on Saturday. Michigan will also compete in the Rutgers Regional, earning the No. 2 seed. The Wolverines will face either No. 3 Missouri or No. 6 Cal Poly. The top-seeded Hawkeyes face the winner of No. 4 Virginia Tech and No. 5 Northern Iowa in the Iowa State Regional on Sunday, while No. 6 Wisconsin squares off with host and No. 3 seed Iowa State in the first round. No. 2 seed Illinois will compete in the Cornell Regional on Sunday, taking on either No. 3 Oklahoma or No. 6 American. Purdue will compete in the same regional as the No. 5 seed, facing No. 4 Central Michigan in the first round. No. 2 Nebraska and No. 3 Ohio State earned spots in the Oklahoma State Regional, with the Huskers wrestling the winner of the Buckeyes and No. 6 Boise State on Sunday.

Click here to see the complete bracket.

Tuesday's Results

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#3/3 OHIO STATE def. PURDUE, 87-84
William Buford scored a career-high 29 points and capped his night with a pivotal dunk in the final minute to power No. 3 Ohio State past hot-shooting Purdue 87-84 on Tuesday night. RECAP & BOX SCORE

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten teams appear in the latest Campbell/ITA National Rankings, as announced today. Ohio State remains at No. 3, while Illinois moves up to No. 18. Indiana climbs two spots to No. 25, with Michigan moving up to No. 28. Minnesota checks in at No. 34, Nebraska sits at No. 38 and Michigan State clocks in at No. 58. Northwestern appears at No. 64 and Purdue is No. 67.

For the complete rankings, click here.

Tuesday's Schedule

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Another exciting week of Big Ten men's basketball tips off on Tuesday night. Click HERE for the Big Ten's weekly release, and click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

PURDUE at #3/3 OHIO STATE, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

In the Polls

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Eight Big Ten wrestling teams hold top-20 spots in this week's NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll as the conference again boasts six top-10 squads. Penn State remains the highest-ranked Big Ten team at No. 2, while Minnesota and Iowa follow at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. Ohio State ranks sixth, while No. 7 Illinois and No. 8 Nebraska swap spots this week. Michigan moves back up to No. 11 in the latest edition, while Northwestern also moves up one spot to No. 18.

Click here to see the complete poll.

In The Polls

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Michigan and Ohio State appear in the latest USTFCCCA/2012 Indoor Track & Field Rankings, as announced today. The Buckeyes sit at No. 18, while the Wolverines check in at No. 25.

For the complete rankings, click here.

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten teams appear in the latest USTFCCCA/2012 Indoor Track & Field Rankings, as announced today. Minnesota appears at No. 10, followed by Indiana at No. 12 and Nebraska at No. 13. Ohio State sits at No. 15, Wisconsin climbs four spots to No. 17 and Iowa checks in at No. 20.

For the complete rankings, click here.

Weekly Rankings

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Five Big Ten men's gymnastics squads appear in this week's GymInfo national top 10, with all seven teams holding top-12 rankings in the latest edition. Illinois again leads the way at No. 2, boasting a team season average if 348.000. Penn State follows at No. 3 with an average of 346.750, while Ohio State ranks fourth at 346.125. Minnesota is sixth at 340.967, followed by No. 8 Michigan (339.367), No. 11 Nebraska (333.483) and No. 12 Iowa (332.100).

Click here for the complete rankings.

Monday's Results

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Ohio State 72, Wisconsin 58
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Samantha Prahalis scored a career-high 34 points and Ohio State (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) made the most of an eight-day layoff to beat Wisconsin 72-58 on Monday night, the Buckeyes' 20th consecutive victory over the Badgers. Tayler Hill, the Big Ten's leading scorer, added 18 points for the Buckeyes (21-2, 8-2), who had lots of time to mull a disappointing 76-65 loss at Minnesota on Jan. 29. Ohio State broke the game open with a 16-3 second-half run. Taylor Wurtz had 20 points and Morgan Paige 14 for Wisconsin (8-15, 4-7), which hit a school-record 12 3-pointers. RECAP

Monday's Schedule

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Wisconsin at #10/11 Ohio State, 7:30 p.m. ET, BTN

Weekly Rankings

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Four Big Ten men's golf teams have earned top-50 marks nationally in this week's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, with No. 23 Illinois leading the way. Indiana follows at No. 31, while Iowa checks in at No. 32 and Purdue holds No. 42 in the first set of spring rankings. Five Big Ten golfers also hold top-50 spots nationally, with Illinois' Luke Guthrie checking in at No. 8. Fellow Illini Thomas Pieters ranks 20th in the nation, while Purdue's Tyler Duncan holds No. 25. Iowa's Barrett Kelpin ranks 39th in the country, followed by Indiana's Chase Wright at No. 41.

Click here to see the complete team and individual rankings.

Weekly Rankings

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics teams rank in the GymInfo national top 25 this week, with Nebraska, Penn State and Ohio State ranking in the top 11. The Huskers hold a team season average of 196.113, good for eighth nationally, while Penn State checks in at No. 10 (195.855) and Ohio State holds No. 11 (195.530). Illinois ranks 19th at 194.800, followed by No. 22 Michigan (194.381) and No. 23 Iowa (194.375).

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Four Big Ten Teams Appear in AP Top 20

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The Big Ten is one of only two conferences in the nation to have four or more teams ranked in the top 20 of the Associated Press (AP) poll that was released on Monday, behind only the Big East's five top-20 squads. Ohio State climbs one spot to No. 10 this week, while Nebraska moves up three spots and is now No. 13 in the week's media poll. Purdue checks in at No. 15, while Penn State moves up one place to No. 18 in the AP poll. The ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll will be released on Tuesday.

Weekend Roundup

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FEBRUARY 3
#8 ILLINOIS def. WISCONSIN, 38-3
INDIANA def. South Dakota State, 30-8
INDIANA def. SIU-Edwardsville, 31-13
#6 OHIO STATE def. #12 MICHIGAN, 24-13
#2 PENN STATE def. #7 NEBRASKA, 31-6
#19 NORTHWESTERN def. Northern Illinois, 24-18

FEBRUARY 5
#5 IOWA def. WISCONSIN, 39-3
PURDUE def. INDIANA, 19-16
#2 PENN STATE def. #12 MICHIGAN, 34-7
#6 OHIO STATE def. MICHIGAN STATE, 24-13
#4 MINNESOTA def. #7 NEBRASKA, 26-7

Sunday's Results

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Iowa 83, Indiana 64
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Freshman Melissa Dixon shined in her first career start, scoring a career-high 19 points to lead the University of Iowa women's basketball team to an 83-64 victory over Indiana on Sunday afternoon inside Assembly Hall. "It has been emotionally draining for us the last two days to prepare for this game without Jaime (Printy)," said UI head coach Lisa Bluder. "Coming on the road to get this victory after losing Jaime really shows a lot for the leadership of this team, especially Kamille Wahlin." Dixon started in place of leading scorer Jaime Printy, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury Thursday at Wisconsin. Dixon finished with career highs in points (19), 3-pointers made (five), field goals (seven), steals (3) and minutes played (28). RECAP

Michigan State 65, Michigan 63
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Porsche Poole was again the star for the Michigan State women's basketball team, this time hitting the game-winning shot with 3.9 seconds left and scoring a game-high 23 points, helping the Spartans win 65-63 at Michigan on Sunday. The win was the 11th straight by the Spartans over the Wolverines. The Spartans begin the game with the first 11 points, behind three different players hitting a 3-pointer. Michigan responded with a 21-4 run to open up its largest lead of the game at 21-15 with 7:44 to go in the first half. MSU bounced back with a 11-2 spurt of its own to regain the lead and eventually take a 30-28 advantage into the break. Michigan scored the first six points of the second half, to begin a half that included 10 ties and nine lead changes. The Wolverines led by four (63-59) with 1:58 left, but the Spartans held them scoreless from that point on. Two free throws by Poole and a layup by Lykendra Johnson with 53 seconds left tied that game at 63. A defensive stop by MSU, set up Poole's heroics. As the game clock and shot clock wound down, Poole dribbled right off a high ball screen, stopping at the foul line and hitting a pull-up jumper with 3.9 seconds left. Michigan missed a halfcourt heave at the buzzer, giving MSU the win. RECAP

Penn State 68, Minnesota 65
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. - Junior guard Alex Bentley (Indianapolis, Ind.) connected on a three-pointer with 38.9 seconds left to lift the No. 19/21 Penn State Lady Lions (18-5, 8-3) to a 68-65 win at Minnesota (12-12, 4-6) Sunday afternoon. The win snaps a seven-game losing streak in Minneapolis, dating back to Dec. 28, 2001. Additionally, sophomore guard Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.) became the third sophomore and 34th player overall in Penn State history to reach 1,000 career points. Lucas connected on a three-pointer in the second half to reach the milestone and is believed to be the 11th-fastest player in Big Ten history to reach the mark. She also dished out four assists. Junior forward Mia Nickson (Asburn, Va.) was 5-for-9 from the field and 10-for-12 from the free throw line en route to a season-high 20 points. She narrowly missed out on a double-double with nine rebounds and three assists. RECAP

Purdue 77, Illinois 66
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Sam Ostarello scored a career-high 21 points and matched her season-high with 13 rebounds to help No. 15 Purdue remain on top of the Big Ten with a 77-66 victory over Illinois on Sunday. Courtney Moses also had 21 points and a career-high five steals for the Boilermakers (19-5, 9-2 Big Ten), who were coming off a thrilling triple overtime loss to Nebraska on Thursday. They moved a half-game in front of the Cornhuskers in the conference standings. Trailing 26-25 late in the first half, Purdue scored eight of the final 10 points before break to take a five-point halftime advantage. The Boilermakers continued the push to start the second half, expanding their lead to 44-30 on Brittany Rayburn's three-pointer. Illinois rallied to within 62-58 with seven minutes left before Moses scored four quick points to put Purdue comfortable back in front. RECAP

Sunday's Results

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#9/10 MICHIGAN STATE def. #23/22 MICHIGAN, 64-54
Michigan State's Draymond Green made good on his guarantee against Michigan with the best game of his career in the series.

Green had 14 points and 16 rebounds - as many as his hated rival could manage - to lead the ninth-ranked Spartans to a 64-54 win over the 23rd-ranked Wolverines on Sunday, ending a three-game losing streak in the rivalry. RECAP & BOX SCORE

MINNESOTA def. NEBRASKA, 69-61
Bo Spencer's 18 led three Huskers in double figures, but a second half scoring drought doomed Nebraska in a 69-61 loss to Minnesota Sunday afternoon.

The Huskers and Gophers were tied at 39 with 12:27 left after Spencer hit a pair of free throws, but then went scoreless for nearly six minutes, as Minnesota used a 9-0 run to take the lead for good. RECAP & BOX SCORE

NORTHWESTERN def. ILLINOIS (rv/-), 74-70
Brandon Paul scored 22 points, but John Shurna scored 24 points to lead Northwestern past the Fighting Illini 74-70 on Sunday.

Reggie Hearn added 20 points on 7 of 8 shooting for the Wildcats, who shot 60 percent from the floor to win back-to-back Big Ten games for the first time this season. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues with three games on Sunday. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

#23/22 MICHIGAN at #9/10 MICHIGAN STATE, 1 p.m., CBS Sports

MINNESOTA at NEBRASKA, 1 p.m., BTN

NORTHWESTERN at ILLINOIS (rv/-), 3 p.m., BTN

 

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Saturday's Results

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#3/3 OHIO STATE def. #19/20 WISCONSIN, 58-52
Jared Sullinger scored 24 points and William Buford hit a critical 3-pointer down the stretch, helping No. 3 Ohio State beat No. 19 Wisconsin 58-52 on Saturday. RECAP & BOX SCORE

IOWA def. PENN STATE, 77-64
The University of Iowa men's basketball team didn't waste any time building a lead on Saturday afternoon inside Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena against Penn State. The Hawkeyes led by as many as 21 points in the first half before going on to defeat the Nittany Lions, 77-64. RECAP & BOX SCORE

#20/20 INDIANA def. PURDUE, 78-61
Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 23 points to help No. 20 Indiana defeat Purdue 78-61 on Saturday night and break a five-game losing streak to its in-state rival. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Saturday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball action continues this weekend with three games on Saturday, including a battle for first place in the conference standings. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

#3/3 OHIO STATE at #19/20 WISCONSIN, 2 p.m., ESPN

PENN STATE at IOWA, 3 p.m., ESPNU

#20/20 INDIANA at PURDUE, 7 p.m., BTN

 

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Weekend Schedule

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February 3
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Challenge - ALL DAY
Buffalo at PENN STATE - 4 p.m. ET
Western Illinois at IOWA - 6 p.m. CT

February 4

MICHIGAN STATE at MICHIGAN - Noon ET
Lehigh at PENN STATE - 1 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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February 3
ILLINOIS at Minnesota Challenge - ALL DAY
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Challenge - ALL DAY
Western Illinois at IOWA - 6 p.m. CT

February 4
ILLINOIS at Minnesota Challenge - ALL DAY
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Challenge - ALL DAY
Lehigh/St. Francis at PENN STATE - 1 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 3
INDIANA vs. South Dakota State [1] - 5 p.m. CT
#12 MICHIGAN at #6 OHIO STATE - 6 p.m. ET
BTN
WISCONSIN at #8 ILLINOIS - 7 p.m. CT
#2 PENN STATE at #7 NEBRASKA - 7 p.m. CT
BTN.com
Northern Illinois at #19 NORTHWESTERN - 7 p.m. CT
BTN.com
INDIANA at SIU-Edwardsville - 8 p.m. CT

FEBRUARY 5
#7 NEBRASKA at #4 MINNESOTA - Noon CT
BTN (2/5, 6:30 p.m. ET)
WISCONSIN at #5 IOWA - 1 p.m. CT
BTN.com
PURDUE at INDIANA - 2 p.m. ET
#12 MICHIGAN at #2 PENN STATE - 2 p.m. ET
#6 OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN STATE - 2 p.m. ET

Legend
[1] Edwardsville, Ill.

Weekend Schedule

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Illinois at Orange and Blue Open
No. 10 INDIANA at Meyo Invitational [1]
No. 19 IOWA at Meyo Invitational [1]
No. 19 IOWA at New Balance Invitational [2]
MICHIGAN at Meyo Invitational [1]
MICHIGAN STATE at Meyo Invitational [1]
No. 8 MINNESOTA at Bethel Invitational [3]
No. 8 MINNESOTA at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational [4]
No. 11 NEBRASKA at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational [4]
No. 15 OHIO STATE at Akron Multi-Event [5]
No. 15 OHIO STATE at Meyo Invitational [1]
PENN STATE at Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup [6]
PURDUE at Meyo Invitational [1]
No. 21 WISCONSIN at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational [4]

Legend
[1] Notre Dame, Ind.
[2] New York City, N.Y.
[3] St. Paul, Minn.
[4] Lincoln, Neb.
[5] Akron, Ohio
[6] State College, Pa.

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Meyo Invitational [1]
ILLINOIS at Orange and Blue Open
INDIANA at Meyo Invitational [1]
IOWA at Meyo Invitational [1]
IOWA at New Balance Invitational [2]
No. 23 MICHIGAN at Meyo Invitational [1]
MICHIGAN STATE at Meyo Invitational [1]
MINNESOTA at Meyo Invitational [1]
NEBRASKA at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational
No. 15 OHIO STATE at Meyo Invitational [1]
PENN STATE at Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup [3]
PURDUE at Meyo Invitational [1]
WISCONSIN at Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational
WISCONSIN at Meyo Invitational [1]

Legend
[1] Notre Dame, Ind.
[2] New York City, N.Y.
[3] State College, Pa.

Weekend Schedule

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February 3
Arkansas at IOWA - 2 p.m. CT
No. 19 ILLINOIS at No. 10 Duke - 5 p.m. CT
No. 12 Pepperdine at No. 3 OHIO STATE - 6 p.m. ET
No. 40 NEBRASKA at No. 20 Oklahoma - 6 p.m. CT

February 4
Southern Illinois/Butler at No. 67 PURDUE - 9 a.m. ET, 5 p.m. ET
Detroit/Toledo at No. 55 MICHIGAN STATE - 10 a.m. ET, 6 p.m. ET
Western Michigan at No. 62 NORTHWESTERN - 11 a.m. CT
No. 66 Harvard at No. 27 INDIANA - Noon ET
No. 32 Virginia Tech/Bloomsburg at PENN STATE - Noon ET, 5 p.m. ET
No. 28 LSU at No. 31 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
No. 29 MINNESOTA at No. 36 Louisville - 5 p.m. CT

February 5
No. 19 ILLINOIS at No. 18 Tennessee - Noon CT
No. 73 DePaul at IOWA - 1 p.m. CT
No. 34 Vanderbilt/Northern Illinois at No. 27 INDIANA - Noon ET, 6 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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February 3
No. 12 NORTHWESTERN at No. 8 North Carolina - 1:30 p.m. CT
No. 10 MICHIGAN at No. 18 Vanderbilt - 3 p.m. CT
No. 36 SMU at No. 63 ILLINOIS - 5 p.m. CT
No. 50 William & Mary at MINNESOTA - 5 p.m. CT

February 4
INDIANA at Cincinnati/Xavier - 11 a.m. ET, 4 p.m. ET
Illinois State at IOWA - 11 a.m. CT
No. 75 Wyoming/Eastern Michigan at No. 29 NEBRASKA - 11 a.m. CT, 4:30 p.m. CT
No. 12 NORTHWESTERN at No. 3 Duke - Noon CT
Syracuse at No. 57 OHIO STATE - Noon ET
No. 48 PURDUE at No. 71 Kentucky - Noon ET
Cleveland State at MICHIGAN STATE - 2 p.m. ET

February 5
No. 48 PURDUE at Louisville - 11 a.m. ET
No. 28 Washington at MINNESOTA - 11 a.m. CT
No. 10 MICHIGAN at No. 17 Tennessee - 11 a.m. CT

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 4
#32 IOWA at Big Four Match Play Challenge - Gilbert, Ariz.

Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 3
#20 West Virginia at #22 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
#10 PENN STATE at #24 IOWA - 7 p.m. CT - BTN (2/4, 2 p.m. ET)
#25 MINNESOTA/#9 NEBRASKA/Centenary at #5 Oklahoma - 7 p.m. CT

FEBRUARY 4
#11 OHIO STATE at #19 ILLINOIS - 3 p.m. CT - BTN
Southeast Missouri State at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. ET

Big Ten Dual-Meet Title Scenarios

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Entering the weekend, six Big Ten teams have a chance to claim a stake of the conference's regular season dual-meet championship. Minnesota currently holds first place in the Big Ten standings at 6-1, while Nebraska and Penn State are tied for second at 5-1. Illinois and Iowa share fourth place at 5-2 with Michigan rounding out the top six at 4-2. Minnesota, Nebraska and Penn State each have a chance to clinch the title outright this weekend, while Illinois, Iowa and Michigan each can claim a share. Below is a breakdown of the Big Ten regular season dual-meet title scenarios.

Minnesota clinches outright...
If the Gophers defeat Nebraska on Sunday and Penn State loses to either Nebraska on Friday or Michigan on Sunday. Minnesota would finish 7-1 in the Big Ten.

Penn State clinches outright...
If the Nittany Lions defeat Nebraska on Friday and Michigan on Sunday and Minnesota loses to Nebraska on Friday. Penn State would finish 7-1 in the Big Ten.

Nebraska clinches outright...
If the Huskers defeat Penn State on Friday and Minnesota on Sunday. The wins would give Nebraska a 7-1 conference record.

Minnesota and Penn State share...
If the Gophers defeat Nebraska on Friday and the Nittany Lions defeat both Nebraska and Michigan. Both teams would close the conference season with identical 7-1 records.

Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Penn State share...
If Penn State defeats Nebraska, Ohio State defeats Michigan and Illinois defeats Wisconsin on Friday, and Nebraska defeats Minnesota, Michigan defeats Penn State and Iowa defeats Wisconsin on Sunday. All five teams would finish the conference season at 6-2.

Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Penn State share...
If Penn State defeats Nebraska, Michigan defeats Ohio State and Illinois defeats Wisconsin on Friday, and Nebraska defeats Minnesota, Michigan defeats Penn State and Iowa defeats Wisconsin on Sunday. All six teams would finish at 6-2.

Thursday's Results

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NORTHWESTERN def. NEBRASKA, 84-74
Northwestern rode red-hot 3-point shooting in the first half and then withstood a Nebraska charge in the second period to post an 84-74 victory at Welsh-Ryan Arena Thursday evening. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Thursday's Results

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Penn State 76, Indiana 44
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. - The No. 19/21 Penn State Lady Lions (17-5, 7-3) secured a convincing 76-44 victory against Indiana (5-18, 0-10) Thursday evening in the Bryce Jordan Center. Three Lady Lions posted double-digit points, lead by sophomore guard Maggie Lucas' 24 points for her 13th 20-point performance of the season. Penn State is now 5-0 on the season after a loss, topping its opponents by an average of 26.6 points per game. Lucas was 4-for-7 from deep and is now just eight points shy of becoming just the third sophomore in Penn State history to reach 1,000 career points and 34th player overall. Lucas also added two rebounds, two steals and tied her career high with a pair of blocks. Junior Nikki Greene was 7-for-12 from the field to finish with 17 points and six rebounds, while junior Gizelle Studevent tied her career-high with 10 after hitting five of her six shot attempts. RECAP

Michigan 79, Northwestern 68
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's basketball team capitalized on balanced team scoring to withstand a second-half comeback attempt from the Wildcats, en route to a 79-68 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night inside Crisler Center. A 19-5 first-half run helped U-M improve to 9-1 at home this season. Four Michigan starters scored in double figures to help preserve the win. Junior Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting while adding five rebounds. Senior Carmen Reynolds nailed three shots from behind the arc, scoring 13 total points. Additionally, senior Courtney Boylan contributed 12 points and junior Jenny Ryan recorded 11 points, a game-high eight rebounds and a team-high five assists. RECAP

Nebraska 93, Purdue 89
West Lafayette, Ind. - No. 16 Nebraska produced one of the most thrilling women's basketball victories in school history with a 93-89 win over No. 15 Purdue at Mackey Arena on Thursday night. With the first road triple-overtime win in school history, the Huskers pulled into a tie for first place with the Boilermakers at 8-2 in the Big Ten, while improving to 19-3 overall. Purdue slipped to 18-5 overall and 8-2 in the conference with its second straight loss. Nebraska notched its fourth straight win while earning its fifth Big Ten road win of the year. It was also NU's first-ever win in its first meeting in history against Purdue. Sophomore Jordan Hooper led Nebraska with a game-high 27 points to go along with seven rebounds and a career-high matching three blocked shots in a career-high 51 minutes for the Huskers. Hooper connected on five of Nebraska's 13 three-pointers on the night, as NU outscored the Boilermakers 39-12 from long range. RECAP

Iowa 85, Wisconsin 79
MADISON, Wis. -- University of Iowa freshman and Wisconsin native Samantha Logic returned home Thursday night in phenomenal fashion, leading the Hawkeyes past the host Badgers, 85-79, in overtime at the Kohl Center in Madison. Logic posted her best performance of the season, scoring 20 points while grabbing 13 rebounds and dishing out eight assists; all while committing only one turnover. And she did all of that in front of about 100 friends and family from her hometown, Racine, Wis. "Sam, it's nice to see," said UI head coach Lisa Bluder. "For her to come home and be able to play like that -- I'm really happy for her." The Hawkeyes needed much more than just a great outing from Logic to knock off the Badgers; it was a total team effort. Freshman guard Melissa Dixon returned to action for the first time since being injured in the Jan. 2 contest at Ohio State. Dixon jumpstarted the Iowa offense when she returned to the court. RECAP

Illinois 72, Minnesota 67
Champaign, Ill. - Illinois used a balanced attack with four players in double figures, but down the stretch, the Illini went to their go-to player to pull out a 72-67 victory over Minnesota. The win was the fifth straight for the Illini over the Gophers and seventh in the last nine meetings between the two teams. Illinois (8-15, 2-8 Big Ten) also won for the second time in its last three games. With the game tied at 67-67 and the shot clock winding down, sophomore Alexis Burke found preseason All-Big Ten selection Karisma Penn, who went aggressively to the basket, scored, was fouled and converted the subsequent free throw to give the Illini the lead for good with 39 seconds remaining. Penn got a rebound on the defensive end and hit another free throw to help ice the game. Penn scored seven of her 13 points in the final seven minutes of the game, tallying 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal for the contest. RECAP

Thursday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball continues with one game on Wednesday night. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

NEBRASKA at NORTHWESTERN, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Craft and Taylor Named Cousy Award Finalists

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Ohio State's Aaron Craft and Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor have been named finalists for the 2012 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday. The Big Ten and Big 12 are the only two conferences with multiple finalists for the award that recognizes the top point guard in college basketball. Craft and Taylor go head-to-head this weekend as No. 19/20 Wisconsin hosts No. 3/3 Ohio State on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 2-4
#2 ILLINOIS at Winter Cup Challenge - Las Vegas, Nev.
#8 MICHIGAN at Winter Cup Challenge - Las Vegas, Nev.
#6 MINNESOTA at Winter Cup Challenge - Las Vegas, Nev.
#4 OHIO STATE at Winter Cup Challenge - Las Vegas, Nev.
#3 PENN STATE at Winter Cup Challenge - Las Vegas, Nev.

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten squads appear in the latest Campbell/ITA National Rankings, as announced on Thursday. Michigan and Northwestern remain at Nos. 10 and 12, respectively. Nebraska jumps ten spots to No. 29, while Purdue leaps 11 slots to No. 48. Ohio State checks in at No. 57, followed by Illinois at No. 63.

For the complete rankings, click here.

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten teams appear in the latest Campbell/ITA National Rankings, as announced today. Ohio State remains at No. 3, followed by Illinois at No. 19. Indiana comes in at No. 27, while Minnesota and Michigan sit at Nos. 29 and 31, respectively. Nebraska checks in at No. 40, Michigan State appears at No. 55, Northwestern is No. 62 and Purdue is No. 67.

For the complete rankings, click here.

Eight Big Ten men's and women's basketball players were named to Capital One Academic All-District teams, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday.

Michigan's Zack Novak, Northwestern's Drew Crawford, Ohio State's Aaron Craft and Wisconsin's Jared Berggren were recognized on men's All-District teams, while Iowa's Jaime Printy, Michigan's Jenny Ryan, Northwestern's Kendall Hackney and Purdue's Brittany Rayburn were honored on women's teams.

All eight players will advance to Capital One All-America Team ballots, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

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Thursday's Schedule

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Northwestern at Michigan, 6:30 p.m., BTN
Indiana at #19/21 Penn State, 7 p.m., BTN.com
#16/18 Nebraska at #15/17 Purdue, 7 p.m., BTN.com
Iowa at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN.com
Minnesota at Illinois, 8:30 p.m., BTN

Wednesday's Results

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#23/22 MICHIGAN def. #20/20 INDIANA
The University of Michigan men's basketball team improved to 13-0 at home this season, defeating Indiana, 68-56, on Wednesday night inside Crisler Center. Michigan scored 27 of the game's first 35 points, before Indiana got to as close as two (52-50, 3:20) in the second half, but the Wolverines pulled away behind two straight three-pointers -- from sophomore guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and senior guard Stu Douglass  -- and 10 free throws in the final three minutes. RECAP & BOX SCORE

IOWA def. MINNESOTA, 63-59
The University of Iowa men's basketball team rallied from a 10 point second half deficit to down Minnesota, 63-59, Wednesday night on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. RECAP & BOX SCORE

Wednesday's Schedule

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Big Ten men's basketball continues on Wednesday with a BTN doubleheader. Click the links below for each team's game notes.

 

#20/20 INDIANA at #23/22 MICHIGAN, 6:30 p.m., BTN

MINNESOTA at IOWA, 8:30 p.m., BTN

 

All times ET

 

Two Named to Stopper of the Year Watch List

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Michigan State's Tony Wieber and Purdue's Nick Wittgren were named to the Stopper of the Year Watch List, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced on Tuesday. The award is given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball. COMPLETE RELEASE
Six Big Ten softball standouts appeared among the top 50 watch list for the 2012 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, one of four conferences to have six or more student-athletes selected to the list. Also, Michigan is one of five schools in the country to have three players named to the top 50 list.

Conference players selected to the list include Michigan's Amanda Chidester, Bree Evans and Ashley Lane, Nebraska's Taylor Edwards, and Northwestern's Emily Allard and Adrienne Monka.

The list of 50 will be trimmed to 25 on April 11, with the 10 finalists will be named on May 9. The final three candidates for the award will be released on May 23 ahead of the May 29 announcement of the 2012 player of the year.

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Sixty-six Big Ten wrestlers have garnered rankings in this week's InterMat College Rankings, with four Big Ten grapplers standing atop their weight class. Iowa's Matt McDonough returns to the No. 1 spot at 125 pounds this week, while Michigan 141-pounder Kellen Russell, and Penn State 149-pounder Frank Molinaro and 165-pounder David Taylor also earning the top ranking at their respective classes this week. Six Big Ten teams also have earned a top-10 ranking, led by No. 1 Penn State. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten teams and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State (1 last week)
3. Minnesota (3)
5. Iowa (5)
6. Michigan (6)
8. Ohio State (8)
9. Nebraska (10)
21. Illinois (15)
22. Northwestern (23)
28. Indiana (T-30)
T-35. Michigan State (35)
T-37. Purdue (T-33)
T-40. Wisconsin (T-41)

125
1. Matt McDonough, IOWA (2)
2. Zach Sanders, MINN (1)
7. Jesse Delgado, ILL (5)
9. Nico Megaludis, PSU (8)
10. Levi Mele, NU (9)
16. Johnni DiJulius, OSU (15)

133
3. Logan Stieber, OSU (3)
4. Tony Ramos, IOWA (4)
5. B.J. Futrell, ILL (5)
7. Chris Dardanes, MINN (7)
9. Cashe Quiroga, PUR (8)
16. Zac Stevens, MICH (18)
18. Ridge Kiley, NEB (19)

141
1. Kellen Russell, MICH (1)
5. Jake Sueflohn, NEB (5)
6. Hunter Stieber, OSU (6)
7. Montell Marion, IOWA (7)
11. Nick Dardanes, MINN (12)

149
1. Frank Molinaro, PSU (1)
7. Eric Grajales, MICH (7)
10. Dylan Ness, MINN (11)
13. Ivan Lopouchanski, PUR (13)
14. Cam Tessari, OSU (14)
15. Cole Schmitt, WIS (15)
18. Taylor Walsh, IND (NR)
19. Eric Terrazas, ILL (16)

157
2. Jason Welch, NU (2)
6. Dylan Alton, PSU (7)
7. James Green, NEB (8)
12. Anthony Jones, MSU (12)
20. Josh Demas, OSU (20)

165
1. David Taylor, PSU (1)
6. Robert Kokesh, NEB (6)
8. Mike Evans, IOWA (8)
9. Conrad Polz, ILL (10)
12. Ben Jordan, WIS (13)
14. Dan Yates, MICH (17)
15. Cody Yohn, MINN (14)

174
2. Ed Ruth, PSU (2)
6. Logan Storley, MINN (7)
7. Nick Heflin, OSU (8)
8. Justin Zeerip, MICH (5)
9. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA (9)
11. Jordan Blanton, ILL (12)
12. Lee Munster, NU (13)
16. Curran Jacobs, MSU (11)

184
2. Quentin Wright, PSU (2)
7. Josh Ihnen, NEB (7)
8. Kevin Steinhaus, MINN (8)
10. C.J. Magrum, OSU (10)
19. Braden Atwood, PUR (19)

197
3. Matt Powless, IND (3)
6. Sonny Yohn, MINN (6)
12. Morgan McIntosh, PSU (12)
13. Tyler Dickenson, MSU (13)
15. Max Huntley, MICH (15)
16. Mario Gonzalez, ILL (16)
20. Andrew Campolattano, OSU (20)

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4. Tony Nelson, MINN (4)
6. Cameron Wade, PSU (6)
9. Tucker Lane, NEB (9)
10. Ben Apland, MICH (11)
13. Mike McMullan, NU (15)
14. Blake Rasing, IOWA (NR)
18. Peter Capone, OSU (16)
20. Roger Vukobratovich, PUR (NR)
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