Upset Saturday: Two unranked B1G teams knocked off their Top 25 opponents
Saturday was not a good day to be a ranked team in the B1G.
Both No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 21 Minnesota dropped road contests this weekend. First, Penn State defeated the Badgers 81-71 in State College and hours later Purdue took down the Golden Gophers 81-62. Those were the only two games on the schedule for Saturday in the B1G.
Penn State received huge contributions from Myreon Jones, Izaiah Brockington and John Harrar in the upset win over Wisconsin. Johnson scored a game-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting, which including a perfect 3-of-3 night from 3-point range. Both Brockington and Harrar were close to double-doubles in the win.
Brocking scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 36 minutes while Harrar had 17 points and 8 boards in the victory.
The Nittany Lions took advantage of the turnover battle, winning that 12-6 and also outscored the Badgers from the free throw line by 13. With the victory, Penn State improved to 6-7 on the season and 3-6 in the B1G while Wisconsin dropped to 13-5 and 7-4 in league games.
In West Lafayette, Purdue rode the hot hand of Brandon Newman to a victory. He scored 29 points and grabbed 6 rebounds while knocking down 5-of-6 shots from 3-point range. Trevion Williams had a monster game, scoring 17 points and cleaning up the glass for 14 boards in a double-double night. Mason Gillis had 11 points and 9 rebounds.
The Boilermakers trailed by 14 points in the 1st half but was able to overcome the deficit to get a home win.
Purdue improved to 12-6 overall and 7-4 in B1G competition while Minnesota dropped to just 4-6 in conference competition and 11-6 on the year.