|Wisconsin G Ben Brust had 20 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Presbyterian on Tuesday. (US Presswire)|
Big Ten scoreboard for Nov. 18
No. 15 Michigan State 74, Boise State 70: The Spartans (3-1) rallied in the final minute to fend off the visiting Broncos. G Keith Appling led the way with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including converting a crucial three-point play in the final minute.
Northwestern 69, Delaware State 50: G Drew Crawford scored a team-high 18 points to go with seven rebounds, an assist and a steal as the Wildcats (4-0) built an early lead and cruised to victory. Northwestern made 12 of 22, 3-pointers to control the game.
Wisconsin 88, Presbyterian 43: The Badgers (3-1) led by as many as 52 points as they had little trouble against the winless Blue Hose. G Ben Brust paced the Badgers with 20 points and 12 rebounds and freshman F Sam Dekker came off the bench to score 16 points.
No. 1 Indiana 82, Georgetown 72 (OT): The Hoosiers (5-0) claimed the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, after surviving a second scare in as many days. F Cody Zeller led the way for Indiana with 17 points and seven rebounds.
Iowa 63, Western Kentucky 55: The Hawkeyes (5-0) allowed the Hilltoppers to shoot a meager 33.3 percent from the floor in the win. Six different players grabbed at least four rebounds for Iowa as the team posted a 34-24 edge on the glass.
Star of the night: Brust: The 6-foot-1 guard has been a demon on the glass, throwing around his 195-pound frame. The junior, who is averaging 12.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, recorded his third double-double of the season against Presbyterian. He also is the first Wisconsin player to notch three double-doubles over a four-game span since Mike Wilkinson did it in the 2004-05 season.
Inside the box score – 3 numbers worth a second look
30 – Seconds played against Boise State by Michigan State star freshman G Gary Harris before injuring his shoulder. Harris, who was averaging a team-high 16 points per game, is expected to miss at least two weeks.
43.3 -- Points per game allowed by Wisconsin in its three wins. However, the Badgers yielded 74 in a loss at Florida and face a stiff test against No. 14 Creighton on Friday.
2 -- Missed free throws for Hoosiers star freshman G Yogi Ferrell in the final minute of regulation. His bricks enabled the Hoyas to close regulation on an 8-1 run to force overtime.
Tweet of the night:
Cody Zeller needs to be more of a factor on the defensive end. I know G'Town is long, but still. ..— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) November 21, 2012
Next games: Nov. 21
You don't want to miss: No. 4 Michigan vs. Pittsburgh at NIT Season Tip-Off, New York, NY, 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2) -- The Wolverines are a dark horse to reach the Final Four while the Panthers are trying to make a statement after failing to reach the NCAA Tournament last season. Expect a very physical, low-scoring matchup.
Tulane at Nebraska, 8 p.m. ET
UNC Wilmington at Purdue, 8 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network)
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