STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Ariel Edwards scored 21 points and No. 8 Penn State beat Michigan 77-62 on Saturday to clinch a share of the Big Ten title for the third straight season.
Penn State can win the title outright Sunday if Nebraska loses to Purdue, and Michigan State falls to Indiana.
Edwards' senior teammates, Maggie Lucas, Talia East and Dara Taylor, scored 17, 16 and 11 points, respectively for Penn State (22-6, 13-3 Big Ten).
The four-woman senior class has won 99 games for Penn State thus far in their careers, and this marks the fourth straight season the Lady Lions have won more than 20 games. Michigan (17-12, 8-8) got 21 points from Shannon Smith and 14 from Madison Ristovski. Siera Thompson added 10 points.
The Wolverines had only lost one road game this season, but Penn State pulled away in the second half.