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Sunday's Results

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Purdue 65, Michigan 56
Ashley Morrissette and April Wilson each sank 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes to help No. 25 Purdue put away Michigan 65-56 on Sunday. The Wolverines moved out to a 27-13 lead in the first half after two 3-pointers by Madison Ristovski. Purdue countered as Whitney Bays had two layups, a jumper and two free throws to fuel a 14-2 run to close the half. Purdue pushed toward a six-point lead at the midway mark, but Michigan pulled within one, 51-50 with 5:19 remaining. Morrissette and Wilson each sank 3-pointers, and Purdue sank their next eight free throws to end the game on a 14-6 run. RECAP

Minnesota 66, Illinois 61
The University of Minnesota (15-9, 4-6) women's basketball team got 47 combined points from Rachel Banham and Amanda Zahui B. as it picked up a hard-fought 66-61 victory against Illinois (9-15, 2-9) Sunday afternoon. Banham posted a game-high 24 points and had five assists to lead the Golden Gophers, and connected on four of her five three-point field goals in the second half. Zahui tallied her 11th double-double of the year with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while adding three blocks to break Minnesota's single-season blocks record with 68 on the year, with the record-breaking block coming with 4:09 to play in the first half. Former Gopher great Janel McCarville held the previous record of 65 blocks, which was established during the 2003-04 season. RECAP

Penn State 74, Ohio State 54
The #10/9 Penn State Lady Lions (18-5, 9-2 Big Ten) dominated the second half with a solid defensive effort on the way to a 74-54 win at Ohio State (14-13, 4-7) Sunday afternoon. Maggie Lucas posted her 60th career game with 20 or more points to move into fifth place on the Big Ten's career scoring chart. The win also marked the 875th in Penn State program history, making the Lions just the 12th team to accomplish the feat. Penn State also won back-to-back games in Columbus for the first time since 2002 and 2004. Lucas was 9-for-14 on the day and finished with 23 points to pace the Lady Lions. With the effort, Lucas moved into fifth place in Big Ten history with 2,322 points. RECAP

Sunday's Schedule

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#25/24 Purdue at Michigan, Noon, BTN
#9/10 Penn State at Ohio State, 2 p.m., ESPN2
Illinois at Minnesota, 3 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

Saturday's Results

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Indiana 76, Wisconsin 69
The Indiana women's basketball team won their second consecutive game Saturday afternoon over Wisconsin, 76-69, at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (17-6, 4-6) now have the most wins in a season since 2008-2009 and their most Big Ten wins since the 2009-2010 season. Larryn Brooks led all scorers with 22 points and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Senior Simone Deloach tallied her third double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. RECAP

Nebraska 76, Michigan State 56
No. 22 Nebraska used a 22-0 first-half run to storm past No. 24 Michigan State for a 76-56 women's basketball victory at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday. Michigan State jumped to a quick 14-6 lead in the first 5:32 by hitting 6-of-8 shots from the floor. The Huskers then shut out the Spartans for the next 9:39 and limited MSU to 3-for-21 shooting the rest of the half. Nebraska got a spark off the bench from Brandi Jeffery and tremendous passing by Rachel Theriot and Emily Cady to dissect the Spartan defense over the next nine minutes. During one of Nebraska's largest runs of the season, Cady erupted for nine points and three assists. Cady finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the game, while committing just one turnover. RECAP

Saturday's Schedule

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Wisconsin at Indiana, 1 p.m. ET, BTN
#24/rv Michigan State at #22/21 Nebraska, 3 p.m. ET, BTN

Thursday's Results

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Michigan 70, Northwestern 68
Freshman guard Siera Thompson scored a career-best 25 points, including a pair of free throws with 5.6 seconds left to break a 68-68 tie, as the University of Michigan women's basketball team knocked off Northwestern, 70-68, on Thursday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Thompson scored 16 of her 25 points in the second half, hitting a career-best five three-pointers in the contest. Junior forward Cyesha Goree went for 16 points, with junior guard Nicole Elmblad going for 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. Senior forward Val Driscoll contributed four points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two assists for the Maize and Blue, which shot 50.9 percent (27-for-53) from the floor. RECAP

Iowa 73, Penn State 70
Crucial points from junior Bethany Doolittle and freshman Ally Disterhoft in the final 72 seconds lifted the University of Iowa women's basketball team to a 73-70 upset at No. 9 Penn State on Thursday in the Bryce Jordan Center. Doolittle made her only field goal of the second half (in six attempts) with 1:12 left, putting the Hawkeyes ahead 71-70. After Samantha Logic rebounded a miss by Penn State's Maggie Lucas with 41 seconds remaining, Disterhoft drove to the hoop and was fouled with a second on the shot clock. She made both free throws with 8.7 seconds left for the game's final points. RECAP

Purdue 74, Ohio State 58
Courtney Moses scored 18 points and No. 25 Purdue made 27 of 29 free throws to turn back Ohio State 74-58 Thursday. Liza Clemons added 14 points, April Wilson and reserve Whitney Bay both had 12 and Dee Williams added 10 for the Boilermakers (16-7, 6-5 Big Ten). Ameryst Alston had 26 points for Ohio State (14-12, 4-6) and Raven Ferguson had 13 off the bench. The Boilermakers led 33-24 at the half and pulled away by making all 22 of their free throws after the break. It was Purdue's first game without senior point guard KK Houser, who is out with a left knee injury suffered against Michigan State on Sunday. RECAP

Thursday's Schedule

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Iowa at #9/10 Penn State, 6 p.m., BTN
Ohio State at #25/24 Purdue, 7 p.m., BTDN
Michigan (rv/-) at Northwestern, 8 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

Wednesday's Results

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Michigan State 69, Illinois 53
Becca Mills and Tori Jankoska each scored 22 points to lead No. 24 Michigan State in a 69-53 victory over Illinois on Wednesday night. Michigan State (15-7, 7-2 Big Ten) racked up 41 points in the first half and jumped out to a 17-point lead at the break. Midway through the second half both teams went without a basket and combined to miss 10 shots over 3 minutes, after which the Spartans took their largest lead of the game at 23 points. The Spartans shot 53.3 percent from the floor and held Illinois (9-13, 2-7) to 17-of-55 shooting from the field and 17.6 percent from 3-point range. RECAP

Nebraska 71, Wisconsin 70
Emily Cady stole a post entry pass with two seconds left to preserve No. 22 Nebraska's 71-70 comeback women's basketball win at Wisconsin at Wednesday night. Nebraska, which was held to a season-low 21 first-half points, was shackled with first-half foul trouble and had to overcome many challenges in the second half to escape from the Kohl Center with a victory for the third straight season. Cady finished with her 10th double-double of the season and sixth in Big Ten play with 10 points and 11 rebounds to go along with five assists. Cady managed just two points, five rebounds and two assists in the first half while being handcuffed by two fouls in the first few minutes. RECAP

Wednesday's Schedule

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#24/rv Michigan State at Illinois, 8 p.m. ET, BTDN
#22/21 Nebraska at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. ET, BTDN

Four Conference Teams Appear in Latest National Polls

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Four Big Ten teams appear among the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today Coaches polls. Penn State appears in the top 10 for the second time this season, jumping three spots to in both polls to No. 9 in the AP rankings and No. 10 in the coaches poll. Nebraska returns to the AP poll at No. 22 this week and jumps to No. 21 in the coaches poll. Michigan State climbs to No. 24 in the writers poll, its first appearance in the AP top 25 since Nov. 26, and Purdue checks in at No. 24 in the USA Today poll and No. 25 in the AP poll. Michigan is receiving votes in the AP poll, while the Spartans are receiving votes in the coaches rankings.

Sunday's Results

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Indiana 77, Illinois 58
The Indiana women's basketball team ran past Illinois for the program's first Big Ten road win in nearly three years with a 77-58 victory on Sunday afternoon at the State Farm Center. Alexis Gassion tallied a career high 22 points to lead the Hoosiers. After a tough shooting night last time out against Northwestern, the young Hoosiers rebounded to shoot 47.5 percent (28-of-49) from the field and 44.4 percent (12-of-27) from beyond the arc against Illinois. The 12 made 3-pointers ties the team's season high and ties for second most 3-point field goals made in a single game in program history. RECAP

Michigan State 89, Purdue 73
The Michigan State women's basketball team picked up its third victory over a ranked team this afternoon, knocking off No. 19/16 Purdue, 89-73 at the Breslin Center. MSU utilized a balanced and efficient offensive effort, as five Spartans scored in double figures and the team shot 50.0% from the field. Redshirt freshman Aerial Powers led the attack with her sixth double-double, posting 19 points and 11 rebounds, while also tying her season-high with five assists. Off the bench, junior Jasmine Hines had a season-high 16 points in 23 minutes, while senior Klarissa Bell and freshman Tori Jankoska each poured in 15 points. Jankoska also added a season- and game-high six assists, six rebounds and three steals. RECAP

Penn State 79, Northwestern 75
The #13/12 Penn State Lady Lions (17-4, 8-1 Big Ten) saw a 20-point first-half lead evaporate, but got five consecutive points from Talia East in the final 2:22 and salted away the win from the free throw line as they held off Northwestern (14-8, 4-5) Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Maggie Lucas was a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line and finished with a team-best 19 points to lead five Lady Lions in double figures. Lucas also added six rebounds and three assists in the win. Ariel Edwards had a near double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds to go along with three assists and two steals. RECAP

Wisconsin 82, Ohio State 71
With four players scoring in double figures, the Wisconsin women's basketball team defeated Ohio State 82-71 at the Kohl Center on Sunday afternoon. Thanks to hot shooting and tough defense, the Badgers snapped their four-game losing streak. For the first time in four games, more than two Badgers scored 10-or-more points. A game-high 21 points came from Michala Johnson and Gulczynski. Gulczynski recorded her fourth double-double of the season by pulling down 15 rebounds, which ties her career high. Wurtz earned her fifth double-double of the season with 17 points, all of which came in the second half, and 14 rebounds. Morgan Paige added 12 points, going 5-for-6 from the free throw line. RECAP

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