Sunday's Results

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Nebraska 75, Illinois 56
Jordan Hooper and Emily Cady combined for 41 points and 19 rebounds to power No. 16 Nebraska to a 75-56 road win over Illinois at the State Farm Center on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, Nebraska improved to 12-3 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten. RECAP

Michigan State 79, Michigan 72
Two baskets from junior Becca Mills and perfect free throw shooting down the stretch, pushed the Michigan State women's basketball team past Michigan, 79-72 on Sunday afternoon at Crisler Center. The Spartans (11-5, 3-0), who sit alone atop the Big Ten standings, have won 22 of their last 24 games against the Wolverines (11-5, 2-1). It was the lone meeting of the season between the two schools. With the game tied at 65 with under three minutes left, Mills scored on back-to-back Spartan possessions to give MSU a lead it would not relinquish. The Wolverines kept clawing back, but Michigan State went 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the final minute to ice the game. RECAP

Minnesota 94, Northwestern 59
The University of Minnesota (12-5, 1-2 Big Ten) women's basketball team handled Northwestern, 94-59, at Williams Arena for its first Big Ten win of the season. Three Gophers scored in double figures, led by Rachel Banham's 28 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Sari Noga made four three-pointers and scored a season-high 17 points. Shayne Mullaney added 13 points and seven assists. RECAP

Purdue 84, Penn State 74
Courtney Moses scored 25 points and No. 21 Purdue upset No. 14 Penn State 84-74 on Sunday. Purdue (11-4, 1-2), which lost its Big 10 opening games to Ohio State and Northwestern was up 46-37 over Penn State (11-4, 2-1) at intermission. Penn State clawed back and two free throws by Tori Waldner capped a comeback effort and the Lady Lions trailed Purdue by just two points, 68-66 with seven minutes to play. On cue, Purdue intensified their efforts and ran off six straight points in taking a 74-66 lead into the final minutes. KK Houser iced the victory for Purdue landing a jump shot and making four free throws in the final 1:16. RECAP

Iowa 82, Wisconsin 65
Bluder's Bunch made the 2 ½ -hour bus ride to Wisconsin's state capital seeking its second straight Big Ten win knowing a victory would even their league record at two wins, two losses, and up their overall record to 14-4. Mission accomplished - the final score was Iowa 82, Wisconsin 65 - and, in so doing, the Badgers fall to 8-7, 1-2. Iowa will now carry a two-game winning streak and the momentum of victories in four of their last six games into Thursday's date against Michigan State on Mediacom Court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. RECAP

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