Purdue heads to Big Ten championship game by beating Penn State

Big Ten Wrap Up

We have NCAA Tournament talent.And I think the administration's going to see that.

The Lions also got 14 points and six rebounds from sophomore Lamar Stevens. Penn State (18-13-5) scored later in the period to send the game into the third period tied at 4-4. "Great players make tough shots".

Twice Carr was called for offensive fouls trying to get Eastern off him.

Minnesota went up 5-4 as Reedy scored into a wide open net. By limiting Carr, Purdue survived a 33-point outburst from Shep Garner and a sluggish first-half of rebounding to beat Penn State, 78-70. "It's fun competing in one of the tougher weight classes where there's a lot of good guys". And I was hoping that would help him out a little bit, and it did. On the other end of the court, they began to wrestle with the reality their careers had run their course. As a team, Purdue is scoring 81.7 points per game on 49.8% shooting from the field, 42.1% from behind the arc which is the 3rd-best 3-point percentage in D-I and 74.6% from the foul line this season. He finished with 27 points and shot 6 of 9 from 3-point range after scoring 26 on Friday against Rutgers.

Ohio State scored 25 consecutive points with:57 left in the 2nd Quarter, making the game 51-46 in favor of Ohio State.

The Nittany Lions were able to contain Issac Haas in the first half but he was able to have success in the second half on the glass, finishing with 17 points and seven rebounds, often at the expense of Julian Moore, who was visibly frustrated with the officiating all game. And senior guard Dakota Mathias tied Purdue's single-season record for 3-pointers on the way to 15 points.

The second-seeded Boilermakers (28-5) won their fifth straight game and will face fifth-seeded MI in the title game on Sunday. "And we didn't even get a whole day of rest". OSU got a deflection goal from Matthew Weiss at 1:54 and defenseman Sasha Larocque's shot from the left point eluded goalie John Lethemon at 6:36, and suddenly it was 4-1. When the coach arrived at Northwestern, McIntosh was one of the first pieces he recruited, knowing he needed a point guard he could trust to reach the heights the two imagined.

It was a great ending in more ways than one.

Pat Chambers was not pleased at all with the call and was assessed a technical foul after a long dialogue with a referee that ended with Chambers screaming that he deserved respect.

"Well, I'm an optimist", he said. "I love that type of stuff". And when we did that, we got things done and when we didn't, we didn't get things done.

Wagner, who was 0 for 7 in the first 20 minutes had three baskets and a free throw, with a drive to the hoop seemingly getting him going. "I'm sure he is, too", Joseph said of the rematch of last year's NCAA finals.

"Anytime you hear the crowd get like that after the puck hits the net, you can't help yourself but go insane".

It's a compelling matchup in a number of ways.

He was curious just how far his Nittany Lions had fallen behind Big Ten frontrunner Ohio State in the Big Ten Wrestling Championships team race, and when told he didn't flinch - much. Purdue won both meetings by a combined five points in January.

Minnesota's Big Ten season didn't end without a fight.

While Michigan, Iowa or another team might exceed expectations and challenge for the team title, regular-season results and seeds say it's a two-horse race.

They improved on the boards in the second half. It took a video-game like offensive outburst to win in Mackey Arena. They expect more and came up short at 141, 157 and 285 in the semifinals.

Mark Hall earned his second straight finals berth with a 4-1 decision win over Northwestern's Johnny Sebastian off of a takedown, escape, and penalty point. Watkins played just 14 minutes during the Lions' three final regular season games - including missing the entirety of the regular season finale - was ruled out for the tournament due to a knee injury sustained during the team's loss to MI late last month.