Wolverines Win Tight One – Top 25 News And Scores For March 4th
UNDATED (AP) — Fourth-ranked Michigan has avenged last month’s road loss to Michigan State that knocked the Wolverines from the top of the AP poll. Michigan slipped past the ninth-ranked Spartans 58-57 in Ann Arbor. Trey Burke stole the ball from Keith Appling near midcourt and went in for the dunk with 22 seconds left that provided the decisive points.
Michigan State’s third straight loss clinches at least a tie for the Big Ten title for top-ranked Indiana.
Elsewhere around the country:
— Seventeenth-ranked Wisconsin is left clinging to Big Ten title hopes after getting upset by visiting Purdue 69-56. D.J. Byrd and Terone Johnson scored 16 points each to lead the Boilermakers, who had lost three straight road games and four of five overall. The Badgers fall two games behind conference leader Indiana.
— Pittsburgh won its final Big East home game, but had to put in some extra work to get a win. The 23rd-ranked Panthers rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit and beat Villanova 73-64 in overtime. Pitt’s Talib Zanna scored nine of his 14 points in OT and finished with a career-high 19 rebounds.