NEW YORK – Brevin Pritzl broke a tie with a foul-line jumper with 28 seconds left, and Khalil Iverson secured the win with a steal in the waning seconds, leading Wisconsin past Maryland 59-54 on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Brad Davison and Iverson each made two free throws in the final 9 seconds, and the ninth-seeded Badgers
(15-17) advanced to the quarterfinals against top-seeded Michigan State at Madison Square Garden.
Ethan Happ had 14 points and seven rebounds for Wisconsin, which has won five of seven. Davison finished with 13 points, while Iverson had 11 and six rebounds, and Pritzl added 10 points. The Badgers won despite shooting 36 percent.
Kevin Huerter had 20 points for Maryland (19-13), which lost seven of its last 11 games. Huerter missed the first of two free throws with the Terps trailing 55-53 with 9.2 seconds to play. Anthony Cowan Jr. added 16 points, and Bruno Fernando had 12 points and nine rebounds.
Wisconsin never trailed in the second half, but it never led by more than three points over the final 11:40 until the closing seconds.
No. 15 Michigan 77, Iowa 71, OT: Duncan Robinson made Michigan’s only field goal in overtime, a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:15 left, and the 15th-ranked Wolverines survived foul trouble and poor shooting to beat Iowa to advance to the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.
The fifth-seeded Wolverines (25-7) face fourth-
seeded Nebraska today at Madison Square Garden.
Michigan was 3-for-19 from 3-point range, and Robinson made all of them. His 3 in overtime put Michigan up 72-70, and the Wolverines made just enough free throws to hold off the Hawkeyes (14-19), who got a basket from Luka Garza on their first overtime possession and didn’t hit another field goal the rest of the way.
Michigan was 18-for-32 from the free-throw line.
Jordan Bohannon made a 3 off the dribble with 16.3 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 67 for Iowa, which trailed for much of the second half after leading 40-35 at halftime.
With Michigan’s leading scorers, Moe Wagner and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-
Rahkman, saddled with foul trouble before fouling out, Charles Matthews led the Wolverines with 16 points.
Tyler Cook and Luka Garza scored 13 points apiece for Iowa.
Penn St. 65, Northwestern
57: Tony Carr scored 25 points, and hit two 3-pointers and set up another in the final minutes as the Nittany Lions made a late rush to hold off the Wildcats in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.
The win for No. 7 seed Penn State (20-12) set up a quarterfinal game today against No. 2 seed Ohio State.
Josh Reaves finished with 15 points, and Shep Garner had 12.
Dererk Pardon had 14 points and eight rebounds for Northwestern (15-17), which finished its season on a seven-game losing streak. Scottie Lindsey added 12 points before fouling out with 3:15 to play.
Neither team led by more than four points over the final 15 minutes until the final 3 minutes.