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

2009-02-03 20:58:49

Evan Turner had 26 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists Tuesday, keying Ohio State's 80-72 overtime upset of 13th-ranked Purdue. William Buford added 22 points and B.J. Mullens 17 points and eight rebounds for the Buckeyes (16-5, 6-4 Big Ten), who have won three straight. JaJuan Johnson had a career-high 30 points for the Boilermakers (17-5, 6-3), who had a a six-game winning streak end.

2009-02-01 14:51:46

Talor Battle's career-high 29 points Sunday helped Penn State stun ninth-ranked Michigan State, 72-68, its first-ever victory in East Lansing. Penn State trailed by double digits in the first half, but fought back to take a 38-37 halftime lead. Battle's floater with 6:43 remaining gave Penn State a 68-56 lead, and a late Michigan State rally fizzled. He sank 6-of-12 three-pointers. Jamelle Cornley scored 16 with four rebounds, and Andrew Jones added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Nittany...

2009-01-31 18:07:38

E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points Saturday, sparking the 17th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers to a 67-49 win over the Michigan Wolverines. Robbie Hummel added 13 points and JaJuan Johnson 11 points for the Boilermakers (17-4, 6-2 Big Ten), who have won six in a row since opening their Big Ten schedule with two losses. DeShawn Sims and Jevohn Shepherd each scored 10 points for Michigan (14-8, 4-6), which has lost five of its last six games. The Wolverines played most of the second half without their...

2009-01-29 21:04:22

Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers combined to make 16-of-22 shots Thursday and lead No. 9 Michigan State to a 71-56 victory over Iowa. The Spartans opened a 13-point halftime lead and were not threatened during the second period, winning for the 13th time in 14 games. Michigan State leads the Big Ten Conference with a 7-1 record and improved to 17-3 overall. Lucas scored 24 points and Summers had 21. Goran Suton and Delvon Roe dominated the inside while teaming for 21 rebounds. Michigan State...

2009-01-20 21:16:32

Mike Tisdale scored 15 points Tuesday to lead the 24th-ranked Illinois Illini to a 67-49 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes. Demetri McCamey added 13 points and seven assists for the Illini (16-3, 4-2 Big Ten), who have won 10 of their 11 home games this season. Dominique Keller scored 12 points and Chester Frazier had 10. Ohio State (13-4, 3-3) was led by B.J. Mullens, who had 14 points and seven rebounds. William Buford added 13 points for the Buckeyes. Evan Turner had 10 rebounds. The...

2009-01-17 22:51:44

Evan Turner had 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday night to lead Ohio State to a 65-58 upset win over No. 24 Michigan. B.J. Mullens and William Buford scored 15 points each and Turner had six assists for the Buckeyes (13-3, 3-2 Big Ten), who have won three straight games. Manny Harris had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Michigan (13-5, 3-3). Stu Douglass scored12 points and DeShawn Sims had 10 for the Wolverines, who lost their second straight game. Ohio State started the...

2009-01-17 18:52:57

Goran Suton was No. 10 Michigan State's top scorer with 12 points Saturday in a 63-57 triumph over Illinois that extended the Spartans' win streak to 11 games. A basket by Ramar Morgan and a free throw by Delvon Roe gave Michigan State a six-point lead with 3:45 to play and the Spartans held on for the victory. Marquise Gray added 11 points and Kalin Lucas had 10 for Michigan State (15-2, 5-0 Big Ten). The Spartans have won 28 consecutive games at home. Alex Legion put up 15 points and Calvin...

2009-01-14 22:34:49

Mike Tisdale missed just two of his 12 shots from the field Wednesday and scored 24 points, carrying Illinois to a 66-51 win over No. 24 Michigan. Illinois won for the ninth time in 10 games, getting 17 points from Demetri McCamey and 11 from Trent Meacham. The Illini (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten) shot 47 percent from the field and held Michigan to 32 percent. Manny Harris scored 20 and was the only player in double figures for Michigan (13-4, 3-2). The Wolverines owned a 31-30 halftime lead, but...

2009-01-14 20:22:29

Kalin Lucas made four free throws in the last minute to blunt a Penn State charge Wednesday and bring Michigan State a 78-73 win over the Nittany Lions. The 10th-ranked Spartans won their 10th straight game and remained unbeaten in Big Ten Conference play. Michigan State closed the first half on a 19-7 run to take a 42-29 advantage at the break and then led by 17 early in the second period. Penn State, however, closed to within one on a three-pointer by Talor Battle with 1:30 to play. Lucas...

2009-01-11 15:25:07

Fourteenth-ranked Purdue, led by JaJuan Johnson's 20 points, took the lead with a 9-0 first-half surge Sunday and went on to beat Wisconsin 65-52. Robbie Hummel scored 16 points for the Boilermakers (12-4, 1-2 Big Ten). Joe Krabbenhoft had 13 points and Trevon Hughes, Jon Leur and Marcus Landry nine each for Wisconsin. The Badgers (12-4, 3-1) had started their Big Ten schedule with wins over Michigan, Penn State and Northwestern.

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