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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Micah Potter scored 18 of his 24 points in the first half and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Wisconsin to a 58-49 victory over No. 20 Penn State. Brad Davison had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Badgers, who bounced back nicely after losing 71-70 to Illinois on Wednesday night. Lamar Stevens had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Nittany Lions, who had won 13 in a row at home.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Miller Kopp scored 15 points, and Northwestern snapped a five-game losing streak, hanging on to beat Nebraska 62-57 Saturday. Nebraska's Cam Mack nailed a 3-pointer from the right to cut it to 60-57 with 51 seconds left. After the Wildcats' Pete Nance missed from beyond the arc, Pat Spencer blocked a potential tying 3 from the wing by Dachon Burke. Kopp then made two free throws with nine seconds left to seal Northwestern's first win since Dec. 15 against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Mack scored 11 for the Cornhuskers, who shot just 31.3% and made 9 of 30 3-pointers.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 18 points and Kofi Cockburn added 11 and grabbed 17 rebounds and Illinois held off Rutgers 54-51 at home. Dosunmu stepped up big in the final two minutes for Illinois (12-5, 4-2 Big Ten Conference). He scored four points (all at the free-throw line) to seal a defensive battle that saw Rutgers (12-4, 3-2) grab the lead early in the game. Jacob Young led Rutgers with 16 points. Ron Harper Jr. added nine for the Scarlet Knights. Illinois went on two 6-0 runs in the second half to close the gap against a fierce Rutgers defense. Both teams played exceedingly well defensively. Rutgers was 20 of 59 (34%) from the field to Illinois’ 18 of 63 (29%).

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