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Men's basketball: Hoosiers beat Wolverines, seal title in dramatic fashion

Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:09 p.m. CDT

Cody Zeller made a go-ahead layup with 13 seconds left and altered Trey Burke’s shot at the other end, lifting No. 2 Indiana to a 72-71 win over No. 7 Michigan on Sunday.

The Hoosiers (26-5, 14-4) won their first outright Big Ten title in two decades. They trailed by five points in the last minute but took advantage when the Wolverines (25-6, 12-6) were unable to seal it at the foul line.

Zeller led IU with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Burke scored 20 for Michigan.

Michigan State beat Northwestern 71-61 behind Keith Appling’s 16 points, and would have shared the title, if Michgan had won.

In State College, Pa. Traevon Jackson made a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer and finished with 15 points for the Badgers, who survived the Nittany Lions 63-60.

The Badgers (21-10, 12-6 Big Ten) went the length of the court with less than 4 seconds left. Jackson pulled up at the wing and made the 3 over the outstretched arm of Kevin Montminy.

D.J. Newbill tied the game with 5 seconds left with a jumper for Penn State (10-20, 2-16). Jermaine Marshall led the Nittany Lions with 23 points.

No. 10 Michigan State 71, Northwestern 61: Keith Appling scored 16 points to help the Spartans stave off the Wildcats.

The Spartans (24-7, 13-5) were eliminated from Big Ten title contention early in their game when Indiana beat Michigan. Northwestern (13-18, 4-14) rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit, tying the game at 51 before the Spartans recovered.

 

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