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Boilermakers get balanced scoring to beat Illinois

– Courtney Moses scored 21 points, leading four Purdue players in double figures, and the 25th-ranked Boilermakers defeated Illinois 76-65 on Sunday.

Drey Mingo scored 18 and Sam Ostarello and KK Houser had 12 points apiece. Ostarello had nine rebounds while Houser contributed seven rebounds and eight assists for Purdue (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten). It was the regular-season finale for both teams; the Big Ten tournament begins Thursday in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

The Boilermakers took control with a 13-0 run midway through the second half that gave them a 60-50 lead.

No. 5 DUKE 65, No. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 58: In Durham, N.C., freshman Alexis Jones scored a season-high 22 points as the Blue Devils recorded their Atlantic Coast Conference-record 17th regular-season league victory.

No. 7 PENN STATE 82, No. 20 NEBRASKA 67: In Lincoln, Neb., Maggie Lucas scored 34 points as the Nittany Lions clinched the Big Ten regular season title and ended the Cornhuskers’ 10-game win streak.

No. 10 KENTUCKY 78, NO. 8 TENNESSEE 65: In Lexington, Ky., A’dia Mathies scored 13 second-half points, including back-to-back three-pointers during Kentucky’s 19-6 run, to help the Wildcats pull away.

No. 9 MARYLAND 88, WAKE FOREST 61: In College Park, Md., Tianna Hawkins scored 18 points, Alyssa Thomas added 16 as the Terrapins snapped a two-game losing streak.

No. 11 GEORGIA 55, VANDERBILT 50: In Athens, Ga., Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points to lead the Bulldogs (24-5, 12-4), who shot 35.8 percent (19 of 53) and made just 2 of 11 three-pointers.

No. 12 DAYTON 73, SAINT JOSEPH’S 66: In Dayton, Andrea Hoover scored 19 points and Samantha MacKay added 18 points and seven assists as the Flyers (26-1, 14-0) wrapped up their first Atlantic 10 regular-season title.

LSU 67, No. 13 TEXAS A&M 52: In College Station, Texas, Theresa Plaisance scored 16 points and Danielle Ballard had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Tigers to their sixth straight victory.

No. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA 67, FLORIDA 56: In Columbia, S.C., Ashley Bruner scored 16 points and Aleighsa Welch and Ieasia Walker added 14 apiece to lead the Gamecock (23-6, 11-5), who set a school record for Southeastern Conference victories in a season and tied their program record for regular-season wins.

No. 17 UCLA 68, ARIZONA 57: In Tucson, Ariz., Alyssia Brewer scored 22 points on 11-for-14 shooting to lead the Bruins.

No. 18 DELAWARE 62, DREXEL 57: In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne posted a double-double and Lauren Carra scored a season-high 21 points as the Blue Hens won their 21st game in a row.

No. 19 COLORADO 66, OREGON STATE 63, OT: In Corvallis, Ore., Chucky Jeffery scored 25 points as the Buffaloes won their ninth in a row.

VIRGINIA 72, No. 24 FLORIDA STATE 60: In Charlottesville, Va., Faith Randolph scored a career-high 19 points and Simone Egwu had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Cavaliers ended a five-game losing streak.

MINNESOTA 59, INDIANA 53: In Bloomington, the Hoosiers (11-18, 2-14 Big Ten) finished last in the conference with the loss. Sasha Chaplin scored 17 points Indiana, and Jasmine McGhee had 12.

BALL STATE 60, WESTERN MICHIGAN 46: In Muncie, Brittany Carter had 18 points and eight rebounds, and Brandy Woody had eight points and 13 rebounds to lead the Cardinals (16-13, 12-3 MAC).

DUQUESNE 59, BUTLER 43: In Pittsburgh, Oditte Odisho’s 14 points were not enough as the Bulldogs lost.

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