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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Michigan Wolverines got 22 points from Franz Wagner and 19 from Isaiah Livers to beat Purdue 71-63 for their fifth consecutive win. It's Michigan's first win on the Boilermakers home court since 2014 and their fourth straight road win in Big Ten play. Trevion Williams led Purdue with 18 points and had 10 rebounds after scoring 36 points and grabbing 20 rebounds in this season's first meeting between the schools. The Boilermakers have lost four straight as their NCAA Tournament hopes took another hit.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ali Patberg had a season-high 29 points, Grace Berger scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half, and No. 24 Indiana beat Minnesota 75-69. Berger made back-to-back baskets and Brenna Wise added a layup and a 3-pointer before Berger made a jumper to cap a 11-3 spurt that gave Indiana a 72-65 lead with two minutes to play. Jasmine Powell led Minnesota with 21 points. Indiana took sole possession of fourth place in the Big Ten standings. The top four teams earn a double-bye into the quarterfinals of the conference tournament, which begins March 4.

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Lindsey Pulliam scored 28 points with six rebounds and five assists and No. 18 Northwestern won its seventh-straight game, putting away Wisconsin in the fourth quarter for an 82-66 victory. The Wildcats moved into a tie for first place with No. 7 Maryland with two games left in the regular season and are one win shy of matching the school record of 25. Abby Laszewski led the Badgers, who have lost six straight, with 14 points. A 16-0 run over three minutes early in the fourth quarter decided the game.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 23 points, Kathleen Doyle added 18 with seven assists and five rebounds and No. 19 Iowa rolled to a 100-57 win over Penn State. The Hawkeyes enter the final weekend of the regular season a game behind No. 7 Maryland and No. 18 Northwestern. Iowa, which reached 100 points for the fourth time this season and surpassed 90 for the third consecutive game, took care of the Nittany Lions, who have lost 12 straight, quickly, en route to its 35th straight win at home. Kamaria McDaniel scored 22 points for Penn State.

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