big ten roundup
Butler sticks Purdue with first loss
• NO. 17 BUTLER 74, NO. 9 BUTLER 68: Roosevelt Jones scored 19 points, Tyler Lewis had 17 and the Bulldogs (9-1) sent the Boilermakers (11-1) to their first loss of the season Saturday, winning at the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis. Butler grabbed control with a 17-4 run for a 53-37 lead with 9:38 to play. Purdue took advantage of Butler's late free-throw shooting woes to close within 70-68 with 26.5 seconds left. But Lewis responded with two big foul shots for Butler. Purdue freshman Caleb Swanigan had 25 points and 11 rebounds.
• INDIANA 80, NOTRE DAME 73: Troy Williams had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Hoosiers (9-3) came back from a 16-point second-half deficit vs. the Irish (7-3) at the Crossroads Classic. Indiana trailed 71-63 with 6:32 to play but outscored Notre Dame 17-2 to close the game.
• NO. 1 MICHIGAN STATE 78, NORTHEASTERN 58: Denzel Valentine scored 17 points and the Spartans (12-0), playing a true road game, beat the Huskies (7-4) in Boston. The game was part of a men's basketball-men's hockey doubleheader at Northeastern's Matthews Arena.
• MICHIGAN 105, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 46: Derrick Walton posted the fifth triple-double in program history and second of the week, with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists as the host Wolverines (9-3) beat the Penguins (5-7). Caris LeVert had a trouble-double Tuesday.
• NO. 7 MARYLAND 82, PRINCETON 61: Jake Layman had 19 points, Robert Carter fueled a second-half surge and the Terrapins (10-1) pulled away from the Tigers (6-3) in Baltimore.
• ILLINOIS 91, SOUTH DAKOTA 79: Malcolm Hill scored a career-high 34 points and had 11 rebounds, and the host Illini (7-5) jumped out to a 14-0 lead vs. the Coyotes (7-5), who got 27 points from Tre Burnette.
• IOWA 70, DRAKE 64: Mike Gesell scored 17 points, including a crucial dunk with 30 seconds left, and the Hawkeyes (8-3) blocked a school-record 14 shots in beating the Bulldogs (4-7) in Des Moines.
• NORTHWESTERN 78, DEPAUL 70 (OT): Aaron Falzon hit two three-pointers in overtime as the Wildcats (10-1) came back after trailing most of the second half to beat the Blue Demons (5-6) in Rosemont, Ill.
• PENN STATE 63, DREXEL 57: The Nittany Lions (8-3) overcame a 17-point deficit to beat the Dragons (1-8) in Philadelphia.