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PISCATAWAY, NJ (AP) — Geo Baker had 25 points, including free throws with 18.8 seconds left, and Rutgers scored the last 10 to stun No. 16 Ohio State 66-64 on Wednesday night. Baker scored eight points in the late game push and assisted on a Cliff Omoruyi dunk that tied it at 64 with 1:13 remaining. Omoruyi added 13 points and Paul Mulcahy had 12 as the Scarlet Knights posted back-to-back wins over ranked teams for the first time since January 2008. Makaki Branham scored 19 points and EJ Liddell added 16 for Ohio State .

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Alonzo Verge Jr. scored 20 of his 22 second-half points and Nebraska earned its first Big Ten conference win of the season with a 78-65 win over Minnesota. Freshman Bryce McGowens had seven points and older brother Trey McGowens had six with four assists to guide the Cornhuskers to a 32-21 halftime lead. Minnesota shot just 37 percent in the first half and missed all nine of its 3-point tries. Verge took over in the second half, knocking down 7 of 8 shots after intermission to help Nebraska (7-17, 1-12) snap a 10-game losing streak. Jamison Battle sank 5 of 9 from 3-point range and scored 21 points — all in the second half — to beat Minnesota (11-10, 2-10), which has dropped five straight.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Angel Reese had 19 points and nine rebounds, Chloe Bibby scored 16 points and No. 15 Maryland beat Wisconsin 70-43 for its sixth straight victory. Bibby scored eight points in the first quarter to help Maryland take a 22-8 lead after closing on an 11-0 run. Reese scored six points in Maryland’s 11-0 run early in the second quarter for a 23-point lead. The Terps led by more than 20 points in the final 17 minutes. Shyanne Sellers added 12 points for Maryland. Brooke Schramek led Wisconsin with 16 points.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ali Patberg scored a season-high 26 points to lead No. 7 Indiana to a 93-61 win over Illinois. The Hoosiers hit six of their first seven shots, and Patberg opened the game on a tear, hitting a jumper and an early layup. She nailed a second 3 chance with 2:30 left in the first quarter as the Hoosiers took a 24-6 lead. Patberg went 4 of 6 in the second quarter, scoring 12 points to propel the Hoosiers (17-3, 9-1 Big Ten) to a 54-24 halftime advantage. Adalia McKenzie led Illinois (6-13, 1-7) with 14 points off the bench while Jayla Oden added 13 points.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark scored 32 points and the No. 25 Iowa scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter for an 88-78 win over Minnesota. Monika Czinano scored six of her 23 points in that run, which included a three-point play from Clark, to help the Hawkeyes open a 73-61 lead after entering the final quarter with a 62-61 advantage. Deja Winters had a career-high 30 points for the Golden Gophers. Iowa opened up a 13-point lead over a 3-point Kylie Feuerbach midway through the second quarter, but Sara Scalia scored eight straight points, including 3 straight, to help Minnesota go 42-37 at the half time.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Brian Williams takes over as defensive coordinator for Maryland. Williams was on staff for Michael Locksley’s three seasons as head coach. He served as outside linebackers coach in 2019, defensive line coach in 2020 and became co-defensive coordinator in 2021. Maryland said Wednesday he will continue coaching the defensive line. Maryland also announced that Lance Thompson and Wes Neighbors have been added to the staff. Thompson will serve as the inside linebackers coach and Neighbors will serve as the safeties coach.

UNDATED (AP) — A college athlete advocacy group has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. The objective is to give an employee status to university athletes. This would give them the right to competitive compensation, collective bargaining and other benefits. The National College Players Association has filed unfair labor practice charges against the NCAA, Pac-12, UCLA and the University of Southern California as sole and joint employers of Bowl Subdivision football players and Division I men’s and women’s basketball. The move comes after the NLRB’s general counsel wrote in a memo that she considers varsity athletes to be employees.

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