INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlie Wagner scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and No. 10 seed Minnesota defeated No. 7 seed Penn State 70-64 on Thursday night at the Big Ten Tournament.
Wagner, who made five 3-pointers, posted her second double-double this season in leading the Gophers (15-15) into a quarterfinal against fourth-ranked and second-seeded Maryland on Friday.
Kenisha Bell added 13 points for Minnesota, which lost its final three-regular season games and lost at Penn State 77-66 on Feb. 8.
Teniya Page made four 3-pointers and scored a career-high 35 points for the Lady Lions (19-10) and became the fourth sophomore in school history to reach 1,000 points with 1,033. Sierra Moore added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
An 8-0 run got Penn State within two of the Gophers, 61-59, with 2:51 left but Bell scored the first five points and Gadiva Hubbard the next four in a 9-2 run that gave Minnesota a nine-point cushion with 35 seconds remaining.
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