Thursday's Results

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Purdue 63, Minnesota 42
Courtney Moses scored 27 points as No. 21 Purdue defeated Minnesota 63-42 on Thursday night. Moses, a senior guard, is now at 1,591 career points. She passed Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp and Camille Cooper for No. 11 on the Boilermakers' career scoring list. Versyp reached 180 victories in her eighth season as Purdue's coach, No. 2 behind Lin Dunn (1988-96), who won 206. Dee Dee Williams didn't score for Purdue but did her job on defense, helping to keep Big Ten scoring leader Rachel Banham to eight points on 1-of-17 shooting. Banham came in averaging 23.9 points in conference games. RECAP

Nebraska 67, Ohio State 59
No. 17 Nebraska used a 17-0 run late in the second half to rally from a nine-point deficit with 10 minutes left to claim a 67-59 women's basketball win at Value City Arena on Thursday night. The Huskers became the first Nebraska women's basketball team to produce three consecutive 20-win seasons, after securing 25 wins in 2013 and 24 victories in 2012. Ohio native Rachel Theriot led the Huskers with her second straight 20-point game and fourth of the season with a team-high 26 points. The 6-0 point guard from Middleburg Heights also tied a career high with seven rebounds and dished out four assists while playing the full 40 minutes. RECAP

Penn State 82, Northwestern 73
Senior guard Maggie Lucas connected on five three-pointers en route to 26 points to lead the #11/9 Penn State Lady Lions (21-5, 12-2 Big Ten) to an 82-73 win over Northwestern (14-12, 4-9) Thursday night. Junior Tori Waldner had one of the best performances of her collegiate career with a personal-best 14 points. It was a banner day for Lucas, who moved into a tie for fourth place on the Big Ten's career scoring list with Purdue's MaChelle Joseph (2,505). Additionally, Lucas (32 at Indiana; 25 vs. Wisconsin; 26 vs. Northwestern) became the first player since Kelly Mazzante (31 vs. Baylor; 31 vs. Pittsburgh; 29 vs. Louisiana Tech) in Dec. 2003 to have three consecutive games with 25 or more points. RECAP

Michigan State 76, Wisconsin 66
Becca Mills scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense as No. 23 Michigan State topped Wisconsin 76-66 Thursday. With the win, Michigan State (18-8, 10-3 Big Ten) remains a game and a half back of Penn State in the conference standings. Michigan State's margin of victory matched its largest lead of the game, as Wisconsin (10-16, 3-11) stuck with the Spartans throughout the contest. Michala Johnson's free throws cut the Michigan State lead to 70-66 with 1:53 left. The Spartans responded as Mills scored with 59 seconds remaining and Aerial Powers went 4 of 4 from the line in the final 30 seconds to preserve the win. RECAP

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