No. 25 Badgers Best Wolverines

Super frosh Gordon leads No. 11 Indiana past Iowa, Penn State beats Northwestern
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2008 2:40 AM CST
Wisconsin reserve freshman Jon Leur (30) drives around the defense of Michigan forward DeShawn Sims during the second half of an NCAA basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008. Leur...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – No. 25 Wisconsin got 25 points from reserve freshman Jon Leuer and beat Michigan 70-54 to open Big Ten conference play. The Badgers improve to 11-2 with the win and both losses were to Top Ten teams, Marquette and Duke. On the flip side, Michigan fell to 4-9 and is off to their worst start since 1981-82, reports AP. Elsewhere in the Big Ten:

  • Indiana freshman Eric Gordon continued his remarkable season, leading his team with 25 points, as the No. 11 Hoosiers held off a late rally to defeat Iowa, 79-76.
  • Junior forward Jamelle Cornley led Penn State to a 79-68 win over Northwestern with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Wildcat freshman Michael Thompson chalked up 17 points and 10 assists in the loss.