Thursday's Results

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Purdue 90, Northwestern 65
Liza Clemons scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 22 Purdue handled Northwestern 90-65 on Thursday night. Purdue closed the first half on a 13-4 run to take a 45-34 lead into halftime. The Boilermakers continued to pull away after the break, opening the half on an 11-3 run, and Northwestern was unable to cut the deficit to single digits during the second half. RECAP

Illinois 61, Michigan State 51
Illinois scored 15 of the game's final 20 points to pull away for a 61-51 win in front of 5,360 at Michigan State on Thursday, as the Fighting Illini earned their second road win in their last three attempts and their second-straight win at the Breslin Center. Ivory Crawford led the way with 14 points and Jacqui Grant posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Illinois held MSU, which entered the game averaging 75.9 points per game, to its lowest point total of the season. RECAP

Ohio State 61, Michigan 50
Ohio State picked up a much-needed victory on the road Thursday night and helped shake up the Big Ten standings with a 61-50 win over Michigan at Crisler Arena. Raven Ferguson led Ohio State with 16 points off the bench and Maleeka Kynard added 12, hitting two 3-pointers. Ashley Adams, who was reinserted into the starting lineup for this game, finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. RECAP

Minnesota 64, Wisconsin 53
The Minnesota women's basketball team used a second-half rally to defeat Big Ten rival Wisconsin, 64-53, Thursday night at Williams Arena. Micaëlla Riché secured a double-double, the sixth of her career, with 15 points and a season-high 10 rebounds, while Rachel Banham added a game-high 19 points for the Golden Gophers. RECAP

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