Latest 2008–09 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season Stories

2009-02-26 23:28:00

DeShawn Sims and Manny Harris combined for 56 points Thursday and Michigan shot 63 percent from the floor in defeating No. 16 Purdue 87-78. Sims had 29 points while making 13-of-16 field goal attempts. Harris had eight rebounds and four assists to go with his 27 points. Michigan (18-11, 8-8 Big Ten) won for the third time in four games. The Wolverines hope to earn an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament, since they own wins this season over Duke and UCLA and have a 3-4 record against ranked...

2009-02-26 20:50:06

Demetri McCamey's 3-pointer touched off a game-ending, 10-point run Thursday, giving No. 20 Illinois a 52-41 victory over Minnesota. The Illini (23-6, 11-5 Big Ten) moved within 1 ½ games of conference-leading Michigan State. Illinois will meet the Spartans Sunday. Ralph Sampson III made a hook shot for Minnesota with 6:27 to play to bring the Golden Gophers within a point, but they did not score again. Mike Davis led Illinois with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Trent Meacham...

2009-02-25 22:59:04

Delvon Roe scored 16 points Wednesday and No. 9 Michigan State rode a solid effort from its bench to defeat Iowa 62-54. The Spartans lead the Big Ten Conference by 1 1/2 games over Purdue, having won five of their last six games. Korie Lucious led the Michigan State reserves, who outscored Iowa's bench players 30-7. Lucious scored 12 points while hitting 4-of-7 3-pointers. Michigan State improved to 22-5 for the season and to 12-3 in the Big Ten. The Spartans won at Iowa by 15 points. Jake...

2009-02-22 16:31:17

Mike Davis scored 22 points with eight rebounds, leading 16th-ranked Illinois to a 70-68 Big Ten Conference win over Ohio State. Coach Bruce Weber recorded his 150th win at Illinois. Davis, who scored only four points in a dismal 38-33 loss to Penn State last Wednesday, sank 11-of-14 shots from the floor to lead Illinois' 58.3 shooting percentage. Trent Meacham scored 17 with six assists, while Demetri McCamey scored 15 points with seven assists for the Fighting Illini (22-6, 10-5), who have...

2009-02-18 20:57:07

Talor Battle made four free throws in the final 16 seconds Wednesday, allowing Penn State to down No. 16 Illinois 38-33. The teams combined to make just 28-of-96 shots from the field and Illinois did not go to the foul line a single time. It was the lowest point total by far for both teams this season. Penn State won on Illinois' home court for the third straight season, marking the first time the Nittany Lions have won three consecutive road games against any Big Ten foe since joining the...

2009-02-17 20:46:12

JaJuan Johnson scored 17 points and E'Twaun Moored 13 Tuesday to key 21st-ranked Purdue's 72-54 victory over fifth-ranked Michigan State. Robbie Hummel, playing all season with an injured back, had 11 points for the Purdue Boilermakers (20-6, 9-4 Big Ten), who have won three straight. Raymar Morgan, one of Michigan State's stars, played sick and scored just three points on 1-of-5 shooting. Kalin Lucas scored 14 points, but committed six turnovers. Durrell Summers added 11 points for the...

2009-02-14 19:53:31

E'Twaun Moore scored 16 points Saturday to lead the 23rd-ranked Purdue Boilermakers to a 49-45 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes. Moore added 10 rebounds and JaJuan Johnson had 13 points for the Boilermakers (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten). Jake Kelly had 19 points for the Hawkeyes (13-13, 3-10), who have lost six of their last seven games. Jarryd Cole picked up 13 points in the loss. Kelly made a layup with four seconds to play to bring Iowa within 47-45 but Matt Gatens fouled Moore on the inbound pass and...

2009-02-11 20:42:00

JuJuan Johnson's 14 points and 13 rebounds Wednesday fueled No. 23 Purdue's 61-47 win over Big Ten foe Penn State. Purdue, which was beaten by Penn State 67-64 on Jan. 6, ended its two-game losing streak after an 18-2 run opening the second half led to a 46-29 advantage. Johnson's jumper with 12:49 remaining capped the run. Also, Bobby Riddell scored eight points of his career-high 13 points during the surge. Purdue's lead was just 28-26 at the break, but after its surge, the closest PSU came...

2009-02-10 22:06:55

Kalin Lucas scored 15 points and Delvon Roe had 14 for No. 9 Michigan State Tuesday in a 54-42 Big Ten win over Michigan. Michigan State held slim leads for most of the second half and used free throws to stay ahead down the stretch. The Spartans (20-4, 10-2 Big Ten) have won five of their last six contests. DeShawn Sims led the Wolverines (15-10, 5-7) with 18 points. Michigan has lost seven of nine.

2009-02-07 22:09:02

Evan Turner had 18 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to lead the Ohio State Buckeyes to a 64-58 victory over 19th-ranked Minnesota. The Buckeyes (17-5, 7-4 Big Ten) have won four straight. Jon Diebler and William Buford each had 11 points, and Jeremie Simmons and B.J. Mullens each had 10 points for Ohio State. Blake Hoffarber scored all of his 19 points in the second half when he made six 3-pointers for the Golden Gophers (18-5, 6-5). Damian Johnson added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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