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

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