Men's basketball: Wolverines edge Spartans in intrastate battle
Two top-10 teams coming off losses played a game Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., befitting their high ranking and their urgent need for a victory in the rough-and-tumble Big Ten.
The No. 4 Wolverines edged No. 9 Michigan State 58-57 in a contest that created more confusion near the top of the conference.
The deciding basket was scored by sophomore point guard Trey Burke, who stripped Michigan State (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten) guard Keith Appling in the open court. He drove in for a dunk to put Michigan (24-5, 11-5) up 58-56 with 22 seconds remaining.
Purdue 69, No. 17 Wisconsin 56: D.J. Byrd scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half Sunday in Madison, Wis.
Terone Johnson added 16 points for Purdue (14-15, 7-9 Big Ten).
Jared Berggren scored 13 points for the Badgers (20-9, 11-5).
No. 1 Indiana 73, Iowa 60: Cody Zeller overcame a sluggish start to score 22 points, and Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell added a career-high 19 Saturday in Bloomington, Ind.
Indiana (25-4, 13-3 Big Ten) rebounded from a loss to unranked Minnesota. Roy Devyn Marble scored 18 of his 20 in the second half for Iowa (18-11, 7-9).
Minnesota 73, Penn State 44: Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Minnesota held Penn State scoreless for the first 11 minutes in Minneapolis.