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BIG TEN Minnesota beats top team, again



Published: Tue, February 11, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



Michigan snapped a two-game skid with a win over Iowa.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Rickert scored 26 points and Michael Bauer added 17 to lead Minnesota past 24th-ranked Purdue 90-68 Saturday.

The Golden Gophers (13-7, 5-4 Big Ten) improved to 12-2 at home this season.

Willie Deane had 15 points and David Teague added 12 for the Boilermakers (15-5, 7-2).

Michigan St. 67, Indiana 62, OT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Paul Davis scored six of his game-high 21 points in overtime as Michigan State won its first Big Ten road game of the season. The loss was the fifth straight for the Hoosiers (14-8, 4-5 Big Ten), their longest streak since Bob Knight's first season as Indiana coach in 1971-72. It also ended the Hoosiers' 10-game home winning streak. Indiana was led by Jeff Newton, who had 24 points and became the 38th player in school history to score 1,000 career points.

Michigan 70, Iowa 62

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Bernard Robinson scored a season-high 21 points for Michigan (14-8, 7-2), which ended a two-game skid with their 14th win in 16 games. Michigan has won 11 straight at Crisler Arena for the first time since a streak that spanned the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons. Iowa (12-7, 4-4) has lost four of five. Sean Sonderleiter led the Hawkeyes with 16 points.

Wisconsin 74, Northwestern 59

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Kirk Penney had 23 points as Wisconsin rebounded from its worst loss of the season.

Wisconsin (16-5, 6-3) went on a 14-6 run behind eight points from Penney at the start of the second half to open up a 14-point lead. The Badgers led by as many as 20 points with five minutes to go.

Clayton Hanson added a career-high 12 points off the bench. He made 4-of-4 3-pointers. Wisconsin was 8-of-16 on 3s as a team.

The Badgers were coming off an 78-60 loss at Purdue, their most lopsided of the season and one of Penney's poorest shooting games. The senior guard was just 3-of-15 in that effort but was much sharper against the Wildcats (9-11, 1-8). He finished 7-of-17 and had six rebounds.

T.J. Parker, Northwestern's second-best scorer at 12 a game, picked up his third foul with 47 seconds left in the first half. Jitim Young led the Wildcats with 25 points and Aaron Jennings added 16 points.




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