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Hawks and Badgers Bounce Back….Illini Fall Short

No. 25 Iowa beat No. 24 Nebraska 93-84

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Jordan Bohannon scored a season-high 25 points, Tyler Cook had 16 and 25th-ranked Iowa beat No. 24 Nebraska 93-84 on Sunday, snapping a three-game losing streak to open Big Ten play. Ryan Kriener added 14 points in his first career start for the Hawkeyes (12-3, 1-3). They shot 29 of 32 from the free throw line in holding off the Huskers (11-4, 1-3). Nebraska, which shot 37.8 percent on 3s entering play, was a dismal 4 of 23 beyond the arc.

UP NEXT Iowa: At Northwestern on Wednesday night.

Happ leads No. 22 Wisconsin to 71-52 win over Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – After two straight defeats, the Wisconsin Badgers got back to what’s made them successful in the past. Stingy defense.

Ethan Happ had 22 points and eight rebounds as No. 22 Wisconsin stopped a midseason slide by routing Penn State 71-52 on Sunday. The Badgers held Penn State’s talented starting guards to 22 points combined on a night when the Nittany Lions made just 20 of 53 field goal attempts and committed 16 turnovers.

UP NEXT: Wisconsin: Plays at Purdue on Friday.

Turner’s 3-pointer lifts Northwestern over Illinois 68-66

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) – A.J. Turner got a second chance and made the most of it.

Turner hit a 3-pointer with 10.1 seconds left to give Northwestern a 68-66 victory over rival Illinois on Sunday, the Wildcats’ first Big Ten win of the season. The junior forward missed a wild 3-point attempt with just under 20 seconds left, but Dererk Pardon grabbed the rebound and threw it back out to Turner for the game-winning basket.

UP NEXT: Illinois: Host No. 2 Michigan on Thursday night.

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