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Thursday's Results

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Penn State 71, Indiana 63
Senior guard Maggie Lucas was 10-for-16 from the field and finished with a game-high 32 points as the #11/11 Penn State Lady Lions (19-5, 10-2 Big Ten) claimed a 71-63 win at Indiana (17-7, 4-7) Thursday night. With the win, Penn State ties the school record for Big Ten road wins in a season with its seventh victory. The victory also marked the fourth-straight 10-win conference season. Lucas, who started 4-for-4 from the field, had the hot hand all night as she posted her seventh career 30-point game and third of the season. RECAP

Iowa 69, Illinois 55
On Thursday evening, when Carver-Hawkeye Arena was splashed pink for cancer awareness, the University of Iowa women's basketball team took care of business with a 69-55 win over Illinois. The victory makes three in a row and eight of 10 for the Hawkeyes, who improved to 20-6 overall, 8-4 in the Big Ten Conference. It is the eighth time a Lisa Bluder-coached Iowa team has won at least 20 games in a season; dating back to 1984-85, the Hawkeyes have reached the 20-win mark 19 times. RECAP

Nebraska 76, Michigan 68
No. 21 Nebraska got huge efforts from all five starters, including 23 points for Jordan Hooper to run to a 76-68 win over Michigan at Crisler Arena on Thursday night. Hooper, a 6-2 senior from Alliance, Neb., took over the No. 2 spot on Nebraska's career scoring list with her three-pointer with 6:38 left to pass Maurtice Ivy (1985-88), who scored 2,131 career points. Hooper finished the night with 2,134 points. Hooper just missed a double-double with nine rebounds, while going 3-for-3 from three-point range. She added one assist, while going 8-for-10 from the field overall. RECAP

Thursday's Schedule

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#21/19 Nebraska at Michigan (rv/-), 7 p.m., BTDN
#11/11 Penn State at Indiana, 7 p.m., BTDN
Illinois at Iowa (rv/-), 9 p.m., BTN

All times are ET

Wednesday's Result

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Minnesota 63, Wisconsin 50
The University of Minnesota women's basketball posted a 63-50 victory at Wisconsin (10-14, 3-9) Wednesday night at the Kohl Center to win its third-straight contest and move to 16-9 on the season and 5-6 in Big Ten Conference action. Rachel Banham paced the Golden Gophers, who only trailed once in the opening minutes of the game, with 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals, while Amanda Zahui B. contributed 17 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in the winning effort. Sari Noga added nine points and seven rebounds, and Kayla Hirt and Micaëlla Riché each tallied eight points. RECAP

Wednesday's Schedule

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Minnesota at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. ET, BTDN
Three Big Ten women's basketball standouts remain in the running for the Naismith Women's College Player of the year award, chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors. Minnesota's Rachel Banham, Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Penn State's Maggie Lucas represent the conference on the list of 30 student-athletes. In late March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will narrow down the pack to four finalists and the winner will be selected during the Final Four.

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Hooper and Lucas Named Finalists for Senior CLASS Award

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Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Penn State's Maggie Lucas were named finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award, making the Big Ten one of three conferences to have multiple names on the list. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.


Purdue's Moses Named to WBCA Good Works Team

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Purdue senior guard Courtney Moses was named to the 2014 Allstate Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team, it was announced by the WBCA on Tuesday. She and the other WBCA Good Works Team honorees will be recognized during the 2014 WBCA Convention and at the NCAA Women's Final Four in Nashville. While at Purdue Moses co-founded two community student organizations, participated on missionary trips around the world and a strong influence in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Monday's Result

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Iowa 90, Northwestern 84
It was a matter of time, University of Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said of her quest for milestone victory No. 270 leading the Hawkeyes. And on a record-setting Monday, it took all 40 minutes before Iowa sealed a 90-84 win over pesky Northwestern on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The win was the 19th of the season for Iowa and the one that allowed Bluder to pass C. Vivian Stringer as the winningest basketball coach in school history. Now in her 14th season with the Hawkeyes, Bluder is 270-163 (.624). RECAP

Monday's Schedule

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Northwestern at Iowa, 7 p.m. ET, BTN

Six Squads Receiving Votes in Latest AP Rankings

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Six Big ten teams are ranked or receiving votes in the latest Associated Press rankings, which were released on Monday morning. Penn State leads all conference teams in the standings, appearing at No. 11 this week, while Nebraska and Purdue each moved up in the rankings to No. 21 and No. 23, respectively. Michigan State rounds out the poll at No. 25, with Iowa and Michigan among other teams also receiving votes this week.
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