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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daniel Oturu had his 12th double-double of the season with 26 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Carr added 27 points and Minnesota came from behind to beat Penn State 75-69. The Nittany Lions missed 13 straight shots at one point and went without a field goal for almost 12 minutes as the Gophers went on a 16-5 run to take the lead. Myreon Jones and Seth Lundy each had 15 points for Penn State, which has lost three in a row.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Akwasi Yeboah had 14 points and seven rebounds and surprising Rutgers pushed its home record to 12-0 with a 59-50 victory over Indiana. The Scarlet Knights used a 24-6 spurt bridging the end of the first half and the start of the second and a tenacious defense to hold the Hoosiers to a season-low point total. Rutgers is now 13-4 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten. Indiana is 13-4 overall and 3-3 in the league. Justin Smith had 15 points to lead Indiana. Aljami Durham added 10 points and Joey Brunk had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day says the Buckeyes' College Football Playoff semifinal loss to Clemson will hurt for a long time. The coach met with the media for the first time since returning home from the Dec. 28 game. He says the terrible taste in the mouths of his players and coaches mouths will linger. He hopes it will motivate next season's team. The first-year coach led a team that blew through the first 13 games without a loss before falling to Clemson 29-23 in the semifinal. Day says the championship game on Monday night between Clemson and LSU was hard to watch.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Veteran football coach Bob Fraser is returning to Rutgers for a fourth stint on the staff. Coach Greg Schiano has hired Fraser as his linebackers coach. Every assistant hired by Schiano either has coached at Rutgers before or has ties to New Jersey. Fraser came to Rutgers in 1987 as a graduate assistant and stayed two seasons. He was on Schiano's staff from 2006-11 in various capacities, including defensive coordinator in 2009. Most recently, he served as linebackers coach in 2015. He worked last season with the New England Patriots.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's suspension of leading scorer Destiny Pitts will stay in effect for at least a second straight game. Coach Lindsay Whalen says Pitts remains with the program. The junior guard has not practiced since the punishment for “conduct unbecoming a member of the team” was enacted before the previous game at Illinois. Senior forwards Taiye Bello and Kehinde Bello were also left home from that trip for unrelated disciplinary reasons. The twin sisters have returned to practice. Pitts is fifth in the conference with an average of 16.3 points per game. Taiye Bello leads the Big Ten in rebounding.
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