INDIANAPOLIS – Ameryst Alston scored 33 points and Cait Craft 24 as eighth-seeded Ohio State stunned top-seeded and No. 11-ranked Penn State 99-82 Friday in the Big Ten Conference women’s basketball tournament quarterfinals.
The Buckeyes (17-17) advance to a Saturday semifinal vs. Iowa.
Ohio State shot 71.9 percent in the first half, when it made all 10 of its first-half three-pointers for a 58-34 lead. The 58 points were a tournament record.
“A few people made some shots,” Ohio State freshman guard Cait Craft said. “When that happens, it becomes contagious for everybody.”
The Lady Lions (22-7) were led by Ariel Edwards’ career-high 29 points plus 10 rebounds. Maggie Lucas added 21 points, including two three-pointers that gave her the conference’s career record with 358.
Ohio State built its lead to 27 points before Penn State cut it to nine with 2:56 left. The Buckeyes then went on an 11-2 run to seal the outcome, their first victory over a top-15 team since beating Michigan State in the 2011 conference tournament.
No. 23 Iowa 87, No. 17 Purdue 80: Ally Disterhoft scored 10 of her 12 points in the final 5:38 as the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes (25-7) used a 24-11 closing run to upend the fourth-seeded Boilermakers (21-8).
Courtney Moses’ 24 points led Purdue in a game that saw seven ties and six lead changes.
Iowa’s All-Big Ten selections Disterhoft, Samantha Logic and Bethany Doolittle were held to a combined seven points in the first half but caught fire in the second.
No. 19 Michigan State 61, Michigan 58: Annalise Pickrel had 18 points and seven rebounds and the second-seeded Spartans (22-8) rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Wolverines (18-13).
|Texas - WP: N. Martinez||5||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: N. Eovaldi||4|
|Seattle - LP: J. Paxton||3||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels||4|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||9||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson||5|
|NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler||8||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: J. Samardzija||5|
|Atlanta - LP: D. Carpenter||2||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: M. Melancon||3|
|Houston||5||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Arizona - LP: E. Marshall||2||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: R. Soriano||3|
|LA Angels||7||Top 9th Inning|
|Detroit - WP: R. Porcello||6||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi||0|
|San Francisco||8||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Baltimore||4||Top 9th Inning|
|Cleveland||4||Top 8th Inning|
|Kansas City||2||Top 7th Inning|
|San Diego||3||Top 2nd Inning|
|Pittsburgh||8/21/14 6:30 PM|
|Carolina||8/22/14 6:30 PM|
|NY Giants||8/22/14 6:30 PM|
|Jacksonville||8/22/14 6:30 PM|
|Oakland||8/22/14 7:00 PM|
|Chicago||8/22/14 9:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay||8/23/14 3:30 PM|
|Tennessee||8/23/14 6:00 PM|
|Dallas||8/23/14 6:00 PM|
|Washington||8/23/14 6:30 PM|
|New Orleans||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|Minnesota||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|St. Louis||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|Houston||8/23/14 8:00 PM|
|San Diego||8/24/14 3:00 PM|
|Cincinnati||8/24/14 7:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||3||2nd Half 20:00|
|San Jose||0||1st Half 17:00|
|Montreal||8/22/14 7:30 PM|
|Toronto||8/23/14 3:00 PM|
|Calgary||8/24/14 2:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/24/14 6:00 PM|