Big Ten Tournament: Breaking down day two
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The single-bye teams took the floor of the Verizon Center for the first time, Penn State and Rutgers for the second time, Thursday as the Big Ten Tournament kicked into full gear.
Each game on day two was a blow-out, the winning team surpassing their opponent by 20-plus points each time.
Here is a breakdown of Thursday's action:
Top Performers from Day Two:
Points - Iowa's Jordan Bohannon (24)
Rebounds - Iowa's Cordell Pemsl (11)
Assists - Iowa's Jordan Bohannon (10)
No. 8 Michigan 75, No. 9 Illinois 55
In Game No. 3 for the tournament, the Michigan Wolverines blew out the Illinois Fighting Illini 75-55.
The Wolverines wore their practice jerseys after their game jerseys were left behind. The team's plane blew off the runway upon take-off Wednesday night. They flew to Washington, D.C. in the morning and hours later, took the court.
Derrick Walton Jr. led the Wolverines with 19 points. Tracy Abrams had the game high for Illinois with 23 points. Malcolm Hill was held to just 4 points on 1-8 shooting.
No. 5 MSU 78, No. 13 Penn State 51
Game No. 4 featured MSU and Penn State. After an overtime victory on day one, the Nittany Lions were flat shooting the ball. They finished 29 percent from the field, MSU moves on after 78-51.
Freshman forward Miles Bridges would lead the way for MSU, 15 points and 9 rebounds. Freshman forward Nick Ward had 15 points and 9 rebounds as well.
PSU's Lamar Stevens and Tony Carr both scored 16 points. Their 36 points accountaed for over 60 percent of the team's points.
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No. 10 Indiana 95, No. 7 Iowa 73
Game No. 5had the Indiana Hoosiers run the Iowa Hawkeyes out of the gym, 95-73.
The Hoosiers shot 12-20 from 3-point land, 6-8 in the second half. James Blackmon Jr. scored 23 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
Iowa's Jordan Bohannon would score 24 points and notch a double double with 10 assists. The Big Ten leading scorer, Peter Jok, was held to 9 points.
No. 6 Northwestern 83, No. 14 Rutgers 61
The conclusion, game No. 6, had Northwestern jump out early and maintain their lead to defeat Rutgers, - .
When the game was 9-6 in favor of Rutgers, the Wildcats exploded with a 31-0 run. In that same 11 minute span, the Scarlet Knights would shoot 0-14.
Vic Law and Scottie Lindsey led Northwestern with 16 points. Nigel Johnson led Rutgers with 21 points.
Day three Schedule:
Game No. 7: No. 1 Purdue vs. No. 8 Michigan, noon tip-off on ESPN
Game No. 8: No. 4 Minnesota vs. No. 5 Michigan State, 2:30 p.m. tip-off on ESPN
Game No. 9: No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Indiana, 6:30 p.m. tip-off on Big Ten Network
Game No. 10: No. 3 Maryland vs. No. 6 Northwestern, 8:55 p.m. tip-off on Big Ten Network