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

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