INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The decision to move the Big Ten tournament back to Indiana after a one-year hiatus has proven a good one for the basketball-crazed state and its home schools.
Purdue and Indiana both advanced to the tournament semifinals and will play each other in Sunday's semis, while Penn State takes on Wisconsin.
The Boilermakers and Hoosiers both needed overtime Friday to advance, while the Badgers pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament by eliminating the third-seeded Gophers.
There is a one-day hiatus in the tournament while Conseco Fieldhouse hosts the girls high school basketball championships.
Indiana 78, Iowa 76, OT
Jill Chapman scored 21 points, including two free throws with four seconds left in overtime, as Indiana came back from a 13-point deficit to beat Iowa 78-76.
Purdue 74, Michigan 67
Shereka Wright scored 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and made the game-winning free throws as No. 7 Purdue beat Michigan 74-67 in overtime.
Wisconsin 74, No. 17 Minnesota 64
Tamara Moore tied a career high with 29 points, and Jessie Stomski had 16 points and 12 rebounds as Wisconsin beat No. 17 Minnesota 74-64.
The Badgers will play Penn State and Indiana plays Purdue on Sunday in the semifinals.
Wisconsin (19-10) lost 63-49 to the Lady Lions in the only meeting this season.
The Gophers (21-7), the tournament's third seed, will likely receive an at-large bid in a season that saw them post the second-best turnaround in NCAA history.
The Badgers shut down Lindsay Whalen, the Big Ten's second-leading scorer and player of the year.
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