MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Carr scored a career-high 35 points and Daniel Oturu had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota in an 84-71 upset of third-ranked Ohio State. This was the first win for Gophers coach Richard Pitino against a top-five team. Oturu outworked Kaleb Wesson in the paint to win the battle of two of the Big Ten’s best big men with his sixth double-double of the season. Carr shot 12 for 17 from the floor after going 1 for 10 in a 20-point loss to Iowa earlier this week. Freshmen D.J. Carton led the previously unbeaten Buckeyes with 19 points off the bench.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Haley Jones had 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in helping No. 1 Stanford beat Ohio State 71-52. Kiana Williams, Lexi Hull and Fran Belibi each added 13 points for the Cardinal, which ended a modest two-game losing streak to the Buckeyes. Belibi recorded a game-high eight rebounds. Janai Crooms scored 15 points to lead Ohio State.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Cam Mack had the first-ever triple-double for Nebraska, Dachon Burke scored 18 points and the Cornhuskers gave Fred Hoiberg his first Big Ten win with a 70-56 victory over Purdue. Mack had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists as the Cornhuskers won for the first time in four games and less than 48 hours after a 96-90 overtime loss at Indiana. Trevion Williams led the Boilermakers with 18 points and 16 rebounds. Purdue’s Matt Haarms left the game in the second half with a head injury. Coach Matt Painter said it’s his understanding Haarms has a concussion.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Ryan Young had career-highs with 25 points and 12 rebounds, Pat Spencer had 15 points and Northwestern overcame a sluggish offensive performance for an 72-54 victory over SIU-Edwardsville. Young, a redshirt freshman, was 11 for 15 from the field in topping his previous high of 19 points against Norfolk State last month.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 Heisman Trophy race will start with a couple of clear front-runners in Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and fellow Georgian Trevor Lawrence of Clemson. That leaves plenty of room for a contender to emerge the way Joe Burrow did this year. AP College Football Writer Ralph Russo says that maybe instead of a quarterback from the state of Georgia, it will be Georgia’s quarterback. Or the next player to step into Lincoln Riley’s Heisman machine at Oklahoma.