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Purdue forward Sam Ostarello shoots against the defense of Wisconsin’s Jacki Gulczynski during the Big Ten tournament on Friday. Ostarello had nine points and 11 rebounds as Purdue won 74-62.
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Purdue advances to semifinals

– KK Houser scored 15 points and Purdue defeated Wisconsin 74-62 on Friday in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.

Drey Mingo added 13 points and Sam Ostarello had nine points and 11 rebounds for the third-seeded Boilermakers (22-8), who will play No. 21 Nebraska in today’s first semifinal.

Wisconsin scored the first seven points of the second half to take its biggest lead, 43-35, with 18 minutes to play. But Purdue scored the next eight to tie it, and went ahead to stay at 48-47 midway through the half.

Jacki Gulczynski led the 11th-seeded Badgers (12-19) with 21 points. Tessa Cichy had 14 points and six rebounds and Tiera Stephen scored 10 points for Wisconsin.

The Badgers, who made all 21 of their free-throw tries in their 58-57 first-round victory over Illinois on Thursday, made 13 of 14 against Purdue.

No. 21 NEBRASKA 76, IOWA 61: In Hoffman Estates, Ill., Jordan Hooper scored 24 points to lead the Cornhuskers in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.

Lindsey Moore had 13 points and six assists, and Emily Cady had eight rebounds and six assists for the Nebraska (23-7), the second seed in the tournament.

Theairra Taylor scored 22 points to lead Iowa (20-12).

No. 8 PENN STATE 76, OHIO STATE 66: In Hoffman Estates, Ill., Alex Bentley scored 20 points, and Maggie Lucas added 18 to lead the Nittany Lions in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament.

Top-seeded Penn State (25-4) went on a big run early in the second half to break a tie and earn a spot in today’s semifinals against the Michigan-Michigan State winner.

Tayler Hill scored 23 for Ohio State (18-13) and became the fifth Buckeyes player to hit the 2,000-point mark.

SETON HALL 60, CINCINNATI 55: In Hartford, Conn., Brittany Morris scored 18 points as the Pirates won the opening game of the Big East tournament.

Ka-Deidre Simmons added 13 points for 12th-seeded Seton Hall (11-19).

MARQUETTE 66, PITTSBURGH 43: In Hartford, Conn., Katie Young scored 11 points and Katherine Plouffe added 10 points as the 10th-seeded Golden Eagles advanced to the second round of the Big East tournament.

GEORGETOWN 81, PROVIDENCE 61: In Hartford, Conn., Sugar Rodgers scored 26 points and the Hoyas overcame a record three-point shooting night from Providence guard Tori Rule to defeat the Friars in the first round of the Big East tournament. Rule hit 10 shots from behind the arc, a tournament record. She finished with 35 points.

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