Thursday's Results

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Purdue 58, Wisconsin 48
KK Houser scored 20 points, Drey Mingo added 12 points and eight rebounds, and No. 18 Purdue rallied in the closing minutes for a 68-58 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday night. Houser was just 6 of 14 from the floor but was 5 of 9 from 3-point range for the Boilermakers (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten), who rebounded from last week's losses at No. 8 Penn State and at Michigan. Jacki Gulczynski led the Badgers (11-14, 3-9) with 19 points. Nicole Bauman scored 14, and Cassie Rochel had nine points, 13 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Purdue erased a 28-20 halftime deficit to go ahead 45-42 with 6:47 left, but Wisconsin tied it on Gulczynski's free throw with 5:07 to play. The Badgers wouldn't score again until Bauman's 3-pointer with 1:39 left; by then, the Boilermakers had scored eight straight points to go ahead for good. RECAP

Penn State 81, Iowa 69
The #8/9 Penn State Lady Lions (21-3, 11-1 Big Ten) landed four players in double figures, led by Maggie Lucas' 21 points, en route to an 81-69 win at Iowa (16-10, 5-7) Thursday night. The win improves the Lady Lions to 11-1 in conference play, their best start since the 2002-03 team also started 11-1. Lucas connected on a trio of three-pointers as she posted her 11th 20-point performance of the season and 42nd of her career. With her performance, she moved into eighth place on Penn State's career scoring list, passing teammate Alex Bentley and Lisa Shepherd with 1,669 points. She also tallied four rebounds and a steal. Ariel Edwards provided a spark off of the bench, going 5-for-7 from the field and free throw line en route to 15 points in 18 minutes. She also had two rebounds, a steal and a block. Bentley was also solid with 14 points with four assists and four steals. With her 14 tallies, she is now tied with Shepherd for ninth place on PSU's career scoring list. Mia Nickson was the final Lady Lion in double figures with 11 points to go with eight rebounds. She surpassed the 800-point mark for her collegiate career and also moved into 25th place on PSU's career rebounding list. RECAP

Nebraska 58, Ohio State 39
The Nebraska women's basketball team notched its seventh straight win with a 58-39 run past Ohio State on Thursday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Senior point guard Lindsey Moore led the Huskers with 14 points, a season-high eight rebounds and four assists, while sophomore Emily Cady added 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the year. With the victory, Nebraska imrpoved to 10-6 overall and 9-3 in the Big Ten. Ohio State slipped to 14-11 and 4-8 in the conference after being held to the lowest point total in Coach Jim Foster's 11 seasons with the Buckeyes. Junior forward Jordan Hooper added eight points and 10 rebounds, as Nebraska outworked the Buckeyes 53-45 on the boards. From the last media timeout in the first half, to the last media timeout of the game, the Huskers dominated the glass, 35-17, turning a tie game at 15 into a 19-point win. RECAP

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