Purdue men’s basketball ends Rutgers Top 25 winning streak | Sports
Ivey and Edey allow Purdue to win: Jaden Ivey scored 25 points, Zach Edey added 15 points and No. 5 Purdue beat Rutgers 84-72 on Sunday at West Lafayette, ending the Scarlet Knights’ recent run of success against ranked teams. Rutgers had won its last four games, all against Top 25 teams. The Scarlet Knights (16-10, 10-6 Big Ten) also beat Purdue in December. Trevion Williams and Sasha Stefanovic each scored 11 points and Mason Gillis 10 points for Purdue (24-4, 13-4).
Michigan, Wisconsin post-game brawl: Michigan coach Juwan Howard hit Wisconsin assistant Joe Krabbenhoft at the handshake line, sparking a fight between the team following the 77-63 victory of the 15th-ranked Badgers at Madison. The Big Ten said it plans to “take prompt and appropriate disciplinary action when it completes its review.” Howard said he was upset that Wisconsin (21-5, 12-4) called a timeout with 15 seconds left. Badgers coach Greg Gard said he called it because his reserves were in the game and lacked time to get the ball through midfield. Howard started arguing with Gard during the handshake line and pointed a finger at him while complaining about the late move. Howard then pushed through a crowd on his way to Krabbenhoft – replays showed Howard had his hand open as he struck Krabbenhoft on the left side of the head. Players from each side got involved in the skirmish, and video emerged to show Michigan’s Moussa Diabate and Wisconsin’s Jahcobi Neath throwing punches.
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