A roundup of Big Ten basketball action from Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016:
Indiana 59, Wisconsin 58
Limited to just 24 points in the first half and trailing by four at the break, the Hoosiers shot 47.6 percent over the final 20 minutes. Yogi Ferrell scored 15 of his 19 points after halftime. Three 3-pointers over a four-and-a-half-minute span from Max Bielfeldt, Ferrell and OG Anunoby first tied the game then built a six-point Indiana lead with nine minutes left, and the Hoosiers didn't trail again. The Badgers never went down by more than six and kept close the rest of the way, even tying the game at 53 with 52 seconds remaining. But Ferrell answered with a bucket and hit two free throws off a Zak Showalter turnover to effectively seal the game. The teams combined for 33 turnovers, Wisconsin holding a 24-19 edge in points off turnovers. Ferrell's 19 points were a game high, while both Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig had 15 points for the Badgers.
Iowa 77, Nebraska 66
Jarrod Uthoff and Mike Gesell combined for 47 points in Iowa's latest win. The surging Hawkeyes took a few minutes to get going, the Huskers scoring the game's first 10 points. But things corrected themselves, Iowa using a 17-5 run to pull ahead by four at the first half's midway point and building a nine-point lead by halftime. That scoring advantage got as big as 16 and was in double figures the majority of the second half. Nebraska, despite its hot start, shot just 29 percent in the first half yet shot nearly 60 percent in the second half. By then, though, it was too late. Iowa went to the free-throw line 32 times and scored 24 points on free throws. Uthoff had another huge night, scoring 25 points, grabbing eight rebounds and blocking four shots. Gesell was a 22-point scorer, recording a double-double with 10 assists. Tai Webster had 22 points for the Huskers.
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Penn State 86, Minnesota 77
The Gophers led the majority of the first half and by four at halftime, their lead reaching eight five minutes into the second half. But back-to-back 3-pointers by Shep Garner and a Josh Reaves bucket tied the game in a blink. From there it went back and forth between a Minnesota lead and a tie game, with the Gophers breaking away thanks to a 7-0 spurt that rebuilt their eight-point advantage with six minutes to go. That's when the Lions engineered a 16-0 run to take their own eight-point lead, flipping the game on its head. Minnesota missed five shots and a free throw during the stretch, also turning the ball over twice. After the Gophers shot 57.1 percent in the first half, it was the Lions' turn to catch fire in the second, shooting 61.5 percent. Minnesota had 17 turnovers leading to 14 Penn State points. Payton Banks had 24 points to lead the Lions, with Garner scoring 20. Joey King scored 22 for the Gophers.