Bryn Forbes' second half was not nearly as eventful as his first.
It didn't need to be. Not with leading scorer Denzel Valentine returning for No. 5 Michigan State and picking up the scoring pace at halftime in the Spartans' 92-65 victory at Penn State on Sunday.
Forbes scored all 20 of his points in the first half, and Valentine had all 10 of his in the second as he came back from a four-game absence due to a knee injury. Michigan State (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) never trailed.
"Just got the jitters out and responded in the second half," said Valentine, who was 0-for-5 in the first half. "I felt comfortable."
Forbes was comfortable from the start. He hit three three-pointers over the final 3 minutes, 12 seconds of the first half to give the Spartans a 40-27 lead.
Shep Garner had 19 points for Penn State (10-7, 1-3).
Illinois 84, No. 20 Purdue 70: Maalcolm Hill had 30 points and Kendrick Nunn, back after missing a game for the birth of his son, scored 22 as the host Illini (9-8, 1-3) upset the Boilermakers (14-3, 2-2).
Nunn started slowly but scored 18 points in the second half. That included a nine-point run that turned a 37-37 tie into a 46-37 Illini lead.
"If you can slow one of them down, I thought we would be in pretty good shape," Purdue coach Matt Painter said.
Nunn said he hadn't gotten quite as much sleep as he would like since the birth of his son, Kason Lee. The understated junior called it "a long week."
Caleb Swanigan and P.J. Thompson scored 12 points each for Purdue.
Illinois big men Michael Finke and Maverick Morgan helped hold Purdue's two 7-footers, A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas, to a combined 16 points.
Indiana 85, Ohio State 60: Troy Williams had 23 points, Thomas Bryant had 18 points and 13 rebounds and the host Hoosiers (11-6, 3-1) blew out the Buckeyes (11-6, 3-1), leading 48-18 at halftime.
With less than four minutes to play in the first half, Williams scored six consecutive points, giving him 16 to only 14 for Ohio State.
"[At halftime] I was literally searching for something to say. I don't think I have been in that situation too much," Buckeyes coach Thad Matta said.
Yogi Ferrell scored 16 points and Robert Johnson 11 for Indiana. Freshman JaQuan Lyle led Ohio State with 29 points.