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UNDATED (AP) — Purdue's Carsen Edwards is arguably the best guard in the Big Ten, and Wisconsin's Ethan Happ may be the best frontcourt player. Those two face off when Wisconsin hosts Purdue on Friday night. The Badgers may be the team with the best chance to challenge No. 2 Michigan and No. 6 Michigan State at the top of the conference.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Montez Mathis hit two contested layups and Geo Baker nailed a jumper with 10.3 seconds to play as Rutgers scored its biggest Big Ten Conference victory under coach Steve Pikiell, a 64-61 decision over No. 16 Ohio State. The win was the Scarlet Knights' first against a ranked Big Ten team since an upset of No. 4 Wisconsin in January 2015 under then-coach Eddie Jordan. Rutgers scored the final six points in handing the Buckeyes their second straight loss.

UNDATED (AP) — The targeting rule could be changed in college football as soon as next season if an American Football Coaches Association proposal is approved by the NCAA Football Rules Committee. The automatic ejection portion of the penalty would not be imposed if the hit is not deemed malicious. Few rules have caused as much consternation as targeting, which is defined as forcible hits above the shoulders of players determined to be defenseless.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Joe Weiskamp had 19 points, Luka Garza added 16 and Iowa beat Northwestern 73-63 despite playing without leading scorer Tyler Cook. Isaiah Moss had 12 points for the Hawkeyes (13-3, 2-3), who have won seven of eight.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sidney Cooks scores a career-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Michigan State never trailed in its 86-68 win over 18th-ranked Minnesota. Nia Clouden scored 15 points, Jenna Allen had 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Shay Colley added 12 points for the No. 23 Spartans.

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