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Maryland's Jalen Smith (25) shoots in front of Minnesota's Daniel Oturu (25) and Alihan Demir (30) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Minneapolis. Maryland won 74-73. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Morsell's late 3 lifts No. 9 Maryland past Minnesota 74-73

Feb. 27, 2020 12:57 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Down by double digits for most of the game and trailing by eight points near the two-minute mark, Maryland could've chalked up an off night at Minnesota to the rigor of Big Ten road play and still returned home in first place. Darryl Morsell and his teammates refused to concede. Morsell...

Billups sparks Purdue Fort Wayne past Denver 58-51

Feb. 26, 2020 10:28 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Deonte Billups scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, sparking Purdue Fort Wayne to a 58-51 victory over Denver on Wednesday night. Billups knocked down 7 of 13 shots from the floor and 6 of 8 from the free-throw line for the Mastodons (13-17, 6-9 Summit...

Penn State's Lamar Stevens (11) is fouled by Rutgers Ron Harper Jr., right, and Paul Mulcahy, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gary M. Baranec)

Dread's late 3 lifts No. 16 Penn State over Rutgers

Feb. 26, 2020 10:14 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Patrick Chambers wants No. 16 Penn State to develop a killer instinct. He may want to show his Nittany Lions replays of Myles Dread’s effort from Wednesday night. Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the Nittany...

Michigan State's Malik Hall, right and Iowa's Luka Garza (55) and Michigan State's Thomas Kithier, left, vie for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Behind Winston, No. 24 Michigan State tops No. 18 Iowa 78-70

Feb. 25, 2020 10:59 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored only one point in the first half and it looked like his team's slim shot to win another Big Ten title was vanishing. The All-America point guard bounced back and scored 19 of his 20 points in the second half, helping No. 24 Michigan State rally to beat...

Ohio State's Luther Muhammad, left, brings the ball upcourt past Maryland's Aaron Wiggins during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Muhammad scores 22, No. 25 Ohio State tops No. 7 Maryland

Feb. 23, 2020 8:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann sat across from Luther Muhammad at a recent lunch and told him there would soon be a day when the sophomore guard would need to “be the difference.” That day turned out to be Sunday. Muhammad scored 22 points and No. 25 Ohio State beat No....

Minnesota center Daniel Oturu, left, drives to the basket past Northwestern guard Pat Spencer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Oturu leads Minnesota past Northwestern 83-57

Feb. 23, 2020 6:28 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Coach Richard Pitino is sharing a message about his team — the Minnesota Gophers are still alive. Daniel Oturu had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Minnesota beat Northwestern 83-57 on Sunday. Marcus Carr added 18 points and Gabe Kalscheur and Payton Willis had 14 apiece for the...

Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell yells to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Potter leads Wisconsin in 79-71 win over Rutgers

Feb. 23, 2020 4:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Micah Potter missed Wisconsin’s December loss to Rutgers. He made sure to leave an impression on the Scarlet Knights Sunday, coming off the bench to score 18 points and grab nine rebounds in a 79-71 Wisconsin win. With the Ohio State transfer having to out that Dec. 11 game at...

Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (4) shoots over Penn State forward Seth Lundy (1) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Durham, Jackson-Davis lead Indiana past No. 9 Penn State

Feb. 23, 2020 3:59 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — In a game full of wild swings, Indiana boxed out No. 9 Penn State. The Hoosiers let a 19-point first-half lead completely disappear, fell behind by six and then rallied for a 68-60 victory Sunday. “We play the game in 10 four-minute battles or rounds like a fight,”...

Czinano, Doyla lead No. 19 Iowa women past Penn St

Feb. 22, 2020 6:16 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 23 points, Kathleen Doyle added 18 with seven assists and five rebounds and No. 19 Iowa rolled to a 100-57 win over Penn State on Saturday. Makenzie Meyer and McKenna Warnock added 10 points apiece for the Hawkeyes (22-5, 13-3 Big Ten Conference), who enter the...

Michigan guard Franz Wagner (21) dribbles against Purdue forward Evan Boudreaux (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in West Lafayette, Ind. (Nikos Frazier/Journal & Courier via AP)

Michigan extends winning streak with rare victory at Purdue

Feb. 22, 2020 6:11 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Michigan freshman Franz Wagner made everything look easy Saturday. Everybody else struggled to find their shooting touch. Wagner scored a season-high 22 points and Isaiah Livers added 19 to help the Wolverines earn their fifth straight victory, 71-63 at Purdue. “My shot...