Big Ten scoreboard for Dec. 15
Butler 88, No. 1 Indiana 86 (OT): The Bulldogs (8-2) ended the extra period on an 8-2 run, including a layup that rattled home with 2.4 seconds remaining by walk-on G Alex Barrow, to cap the upset. The Hoosiers (9-1) were led by Fs Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller, who each finished with 18 points.
Iowa 80, Northern Iowa 73: The Hawkeyes (9-2) won their fourth straight as they held off the pesky Panthers (6-4) at the inaugural Big Four Classic. Iowa F Roy Devyn Marble scored a season-high 30 points and freshman G Mike Gesell added a career-high 23 points. The Hawkeyes made a season-high 12 3-pointers.
Penn State 80, Delaware State 76 (OT): The Nittany Lions (6-4) surrendered a 16-point lead in the second half, but made enough free throws in overtime to secure the win over the Hornets (5-6). Penn State was paced by G D.J. Newbill, who finished with a team-high 22 points to go with five rebounds and five assists.
No. 7 Ohio State 90, NC-Asheville 72: The Buckeyes (8-1) raced to a 15-point halftime lead en route to an easy victory. Ohio State G Deshaun Thomas finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and two assists as the Bulldogs (3-7) had no answer for the potential first-round NBA draft pick. The Buckeyes held a 26-2 edge in fast-break points.
Oregon 60, Nebraska 38: The Cornhuskers (6-3) had a disappointing showing in the Pacific Northwest as they were outscored 40-12 in the paint and outrebounded 41-25 by the Ducks (9-1). Nebraska was led by senior G Dylan Talley, who scored a team-high 11 points. The Cornhuskers have lost three of their past five games.
No. 22 Notre Dame 81, Purdue 68: The Boilermakers (4-6) fell behind early and scored a mere two points the first nine minutes of the second half as they fell to the Fighting Irish (9-1). Purdue, which dropped its second straight, turned the ball over 15 times. The Boilermakers were led by freshman G Rapheal Davis, who scored 21 points off the bench.
No. 3 Michigan 81, West Virginia 66: The Wolverines (11-0) built a double-digit halftime lead and cruised to a comfortable win in Brooklyn, New York, against the Mountaineers (4-6). Michigan, which shot 56 percent from the floor, was led by G Trey Burke, who finished with 27 points, five rebounds and eight assists. G Tim Hardaway Jr. added 25 points for the winners.
No. 19 Michigan State 92, Tuskegee 56: The Spartans (9-2) had little trouble against the Division II Golden Tigers as they got 35 points from their bench. Michigan State, which held Tuskegee to 29.2 percent shooting, got 25 points from G Keith Appling and 11 points and 13 rebounds from F Derrick Nix.
|Ohio State G Deshaun Thomas had 17 points and 10 rebounds in a win over NC-Asheville on Saturday. (US Presswire)|
Star of the night: Marble: The 6-foot-6, 194-pounder flashed his all-around game in the win over the Panthers. The junior made 4 of 9 3-pointers and buried 14 of 19 free throws as he posted four rebounds, two assists and two steals en route to his season-high 30 points. Marble committed only one turnover in the victory and shot 42.9 percent from the field.
Inside the box score – 3 numbers worth a second look
19 -- Offensive rebounds for Butler in its win over the top-ranked Hoosiers. Overall, the Bulldogs finished with a 37-31 edge on the glass, the first team to top Indiana in rebounds this season.
14 -- Points for Penn State junior F Sasa Borovnjak. The 6-foot-9, 240-pounder from Belgrade, Serbia, had a season-high 14 points against Delaware State as he made 8 of 10 free throws. Borovnjak entered the game having scored 24 points this season.
36 -- Missed shots for Purdue in its loss to Notre Dame. The Boilermakers made a mere 41 percent of their shots against the Fighting Irish. But that's nothing new. They entered the game ranked 245th nationally in shooting percentage (41.6).
Quote of the day: "I told the Indiana kids they're still the team to beat in the country. Both teams had big-time character. Nobody respects IU more than I.” -- Butler coach Brad Stevens after upsetting the top-ranked Hoosiers.
Dec. 16 games
You don't want to miss: No. 10 Illinois vs. Eastern Kentucky, 6 p.m. ET (ESPNU) -- The host Fighting Illini face one of the top surprise mid-majors in the country. The Colonels are off to a 9-0 start, but have yet to post a quality victory. They hope that changes on Sunday in Champaign. Illinois is led by standout senior G Brandon Paul (19 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.5 apg).
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