Thursday's Results

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Penn State 64, Minnesota 59
The #8/8 Penn State Lady Lions used four free throws from junior Maggie Lucas and two steals from fellow junior Dara Taylor to secure a hard-fought 64-59 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. With the victory, Penn State has won 13 consecutive Big Ten regular-season games to tie a school record. Additionally, the Lady Lions improve to 6-0 in Big Ten play for the first time since 2004-05. Senior Nikki Greene became the 35th player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau with nine tallies. Penn State now has three players in the starting lineup with 1,000 career points (Maggie Lucas and Alex Bentley). Additionally, Greene was big on the boards, grabbing 13 rebounds for her fifth consecutive game with double digit rebounds. Lucas netted her 40th career 20-point game for the Lady Lions scoring 26 points, including going 7-for-7 from the free throw line. The junior, who shot 50 percent from the field and made her 250th career three-pointer, filled the stat sheet with six rebounds, four assists, three steals and a blocked shots. RECAP

Michigan 61, Indiana 43
The No. 23-ranked University of Michigan women's basketball team used double-figure scoring games from a quartet of Wolverines, led by senior forward Rachel Sheffer with 19 points, to knock off Indiana, 61-43, on Thursday night at Assembly Hall. Senior forward Nya Jordan recorded her second double-double of the season, scoring 10 points to go with 11 rebounds. Senior guard Kate Thompson went for 13 points, and senior guard Jenny Ryan chipped in 10 points. RECAP

Iowa 71, Wisconsin 60
Jaime Printy scored 14 consecutive points in a span of 3:33 to lead Iowa from a one-point deficit to a 10-point lead in what turned into a 71-60 Hawkeye victory. Printy scored a game-high 29 points, but it was her statistics line during the final 20 minutes that sticks out: 5-of-5 from the field, 2-of-2 from 3-point range, 10-of-11 from the free throw line, six rebounds. Three other Hawkeyes -- Melissa Dixon, Bethany Doolittle and Theairra Taylor -- scored 10 points apiece. Doolittle had a team-high three blocked shots, and her seven rebounds were third among Hawkeyes behind Samantha Logic with nine and Printy with eight. RECAP

Nebraska 59, Michigan State 54
Jordan Hooper scored 25 points to lead Nebraska to a 59-54 win over No. 25 Michigan State Thursday night. Lindsey Moore had 12 points and six assists for Nebraska (14-6, 4-3 Big Ten). Hooper also had seven rebounds for the Cornhuskers, who led most of the way. Nebraska was ahead 30-23 at halftime and never trailed after that, and led by 10 with just over a minute to play. RECAP

Purdue 77, Northwestern 73
Courtney Moses scored 26 points and No. 15 Purdue held on to beat Northwestern 77-73 Thursday night. Taylor Manuel scored 16 points and Sam Ostarello had 10 points and 16 rebounds for the Boilermakers (16-3, 5-1), who bounced back from their first Big Ten loss on Sunday at Iowa. Drey Mingo also had 10 points for Purdue. Northwestern trailed by 19 in the second half, but closed within 71-69 with 28 seconds to play after Dannielle Diamant's 3-pointer. Moses made four free throws and Ostarello hit a pair in the final 25 seconds for Purdue. RECAP

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