ANN ARBOR, Mich. — 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 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Sunday that gave the Hoosiers their first outright Big Ten title in two decades.
The Hoosiers (26-5, 14-4) trailed by five points in the final minute but took advantage when the Wolverines (25-6, 12-6) were unable to seal it at the foul line. Jordan Morgan had a fairly easy tip-in attempt of Burke’s miss that could have won it for Michigan, but the ball rolled off the rim and Indiana grabbed the rebound with 4 seconds left.
A couple of Michigan’s rivals surely wish the Wolverines had won.
Ohio State, which beat Illinois on Sunday, needed an Indiana loss to earn a share of the conference championship. Michigan State was in the same position before beating Northwestern later in the day.
Zeller finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Victor Oladipo had 14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end.
No. 10 MICHIGAN STATE 71,
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Keith Appling scored 16 points, and Gary Harris added 12 to lift Michigan State over Northwestern.
Northwestern (13-18, 4-14) rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit, tying the game at 51 before the Spartans (24-7, 13-5) recovered.
Kale Abrahamson scored 16 points for Northwestern, which has lost eight straight.
No. 14 OHIO STATE 68,
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Deshaun Thomas, playing perhaps his final home game for Ohio State, scored 19 points in a victory over Illinois.
Ohio State (23-7, 13-5) is the No. 2 seed for next week’s Big Ten tournament.
Brandon Paul scored 21 points for Illinois (21-11, 8-10), which will be the No. 8 seed in Chicago.
No. 21 VCU 76
PHILADELPHIA — Khalif Wyatt scored 30 points, Jake O’Brien had 19, and Temple beat Virginia Commonwealth after rallying from a 16-point deficit.
The Owls (23-8, 11-5 Atlantic 10) clinched the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament and earned a first-round bye. Temple and VCU will both open play at the Barclays Center on Friday.
No. 22 WISCONSIN 63,
PENN STATE 60
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Traevon Jackson made a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer and finished with 15 points as Wisconsin staved off an upset bid by Penn State.
The Badgers (21-10, 12-6 Big Ten) went the length of the court with less than 4 seconds left.
Jackson pulled up on the wing and made his 3 over the outstretched arm of Kevin Montminy.