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

2009-01-06 23:22:00

Talor Battle's 21 points, nine assists and five rebounds Tuesday keyed Penn State's 67-64 upset of 14th-ranked Purdue. Battle's backcourt mate, Stanley Pringle, added 18 points, and Jamelle Cornley and Danny Morrissey each had 10 points for the Nittany Lions (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten), who have won three straight home games against ranked teams. Andrew Jones had 11 rebounds to lead the Nittany Lions' 41-27 edge on the backboards, including a 22-6 edge in offensive rebounds. Purdue's All-Big Ten...

2009-01-06 21:02:00

Kalin Lucas scored 20 points Tuesday, fueling 12th-ranked Michigan State's 67-58 victory over Ohio State. Raymar Morgan had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Goran Suton added nine points and nine rebounds for the Spartans (12-2, 3-0 Big Ten), who won their eighth straight game. William Buford led Ohio State (10-3, 1-2) with 17 points, B.J. Mullens added 16 points, and Evan Turner 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ohio State has lost three of four after starting the season with 9-0. The Spartans went...

2008-12-31 21:03:19

A career-high, 24-point effort from Kalin Lucas Wednesday helped carry No. 15 Michigan State to a 70-58 win over 21st-ranked Minnesota. It was the first loss of the season for the Golden Gophers and came in the opening Big Ten Conference game of the campaign for both schools. Chris Allen added 13 points for the Spartans and Goran Sutton had 11 points and 12 rebounds. It was Michigan State's sixth straight victory since the Spartans (10-2) took a 35-point pounding at the hands of No. 1 North...

2008-12-30 21:21:14

The Illinois Fighting Illini used a balanced attack led by Mike Tisdale's 18 points Tuesday to upset the 11th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers 71-67 in overtime. Alex Legion and Mike Davis each had 12 points for the Illini (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who have won seven straight games. Trent Meacham added 11 points and Demetri McCamey 10. E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points for Purdue (11-3, 0-1), which had a six-game win streak end. JaJuan Johnson, who had 16 points and 15 rebounds, had a chance to win the...

2008-12-28 18:47:53

E'Twaun Moore scored 14 points for No. 15 Purdue, which used a 12-3 second-half spurt to pull away from Valparaiso Sunday and top the Crusaders 59-45. Two free throws by Moore capped the run and gave Purdue a 53-38 lead with 4:37 left in the game. JaJuan Johnson added 10 points and Robbie Hummel had nine points and 11 rebounds for the Boilermakers (11-2), winners of six straight contests. Urule Igbavboa and Jake Diebler each scored 13 points for Valparaiso (3-9).

2008-12-02 23:17:05

Kyle Singler had 20 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday to lead fourth-ranked Duke to a 76-60 victory over 10th-ranked Purdue. Jon Scheyer also scored 20 and Nolan Smith added 12 for Duke (8-0), which has won all 10 of its games in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Robbie Hummel had 15 points for Purdue (5-2), which was coming off an overtime loss in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off to sixth-ranked Oklahoma. JaJuan Johnson added 12 points and E'Twaun Moore had 10 before fouling out. The...

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