Big Ten Men's Basketball Roundup: No. 1 Arizona rallies past Michigan 72-70

By Noah Trister | Associated Press Published:

No. 1 Arizona 72, Michigan 70

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — With Arizona’s No. 1 ranking hanging precariously in the balance, T.J. McConnell hustled over to the corner for the biggest offensive rebound of the game.

Then Nick Johnson drew a foul, and the Wildcats overtook Michigan at the free throw line.

Johnson made six free throws over the final 25 seconds, and Arizona held on for a 72-70 victory over the Wolverines on Saturday after rallying from an 11-point deficit in the second half.

No. 5 Michigan St. 67, Oakland 63

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Keith Appling scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half and Adreian Payne had 20 points and 10 rebounds as No. 5 Michigan State held off Oakland 67-63 on Saturday.

No. 4 Wisconsin 86, E. Kentucky 61

Ben Brust scored 20 points to lead four Wisconsin players in double figures, while the Badgers held Eastern Kentucky to 33 percent shooting in the first half.

Princeton 81, Penn State 79 (OT)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Princeton rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit on Saturday to turn Penn State’s “Return to Rec” into a train wreck for the Nittany Lions.

Notre Dame 79, Indiana 72

Jerian Grant finished with 23 points and nine assists and Pat Connaughton scored all 14 of his points in the second half, leading the Fighting Irish past longtime in-state rival Indiana.

Nebraska 79, Arkansas St. 67

LINCOLN, Neb. — Shavon Shields scored 15 points to lead four Nebraska players in double figures, and the Cornhuskers rode a fast start to a 79-67 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday.

Butler 76, Purdue 70

INDIANAPOLIS — Kellen Dunham scored 25 points to help Butler defeat Purdue 76-70 on Saturday evening in the Crossroads Classic.

Terone Johnson scored a season-high 20 points and Bryson Scott added 13 for Purdue (8-3), which had won three straight.

— Associated Press

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