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College Basketball – U of M Advances In The Big 10 Tournament – MSU Opens Play Tonight

Posted on March 11, 2016 in Michigan Sports News, Sports News - Yooper & Michigan.

Eighth-seed Michigan advanced to the next round of the Big Ten Tournament with a 72-70 overtime win over ninth-seed Northwestern in Indianapolis Thursday.

Duncan Robinson led the Wolverines with 21 points, Zak Irvin added 19 points, including the game winner with three seconds left in OT, and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman had 14 points.

U of M will tip off against number-one seed Indiana at noon today.

Number-two seed Michigan State begins Big Ten Tournament play tonight in Indianapolis against seven-seed Ohio State.

Tip-off is 6:30 p.m.

OSU beat Penn State 79-75 Thursday to advance in the tournament.

The Spartans swept the regular season series with the Buckeyes, winning 81-62 in Columbus in late February and then 91-76 at the Breslin Center in early March.

Top-25 College Basketball Scoreboard:
#1 Kansas Jayhawks 85, Kansas State Wildcats 63 (Big 12 quarterfinals)
#2 Villanova Wildcats 81, Georgetown Hoyas 67 (Big East quarterfinals)
#4 Virginia Cavaliers 72, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 52 (ACC quarterfinals)
#5 Xavier Musketeers 90, Marquette Golden Eagles 72 (Big East quarterfinals)
#6 Oklahoma Sooners 79, #19 Iowa State Cyclones 76 (Big 12 quarterfinals)
#7 North Carolina Tar Heels 88, Pitt Panthers 71 (ACC quarterfinals)
#8 West Virginia Mountaineers 86, TCU Horned Frogs 66 (Big 12 quarterfinals)
#9 Oregon Ducks 83, Washington Huskies 77 (Pac-12 quarterfinals)
#11 Miami Hurricanes 88, Virginia Tech Hokies 82 (ACC quarterfinals)
#12 Utah Utes 80, USC Trojans 72 (Pac-12 quarterfinals)
#14 Arizona Wildcats 82, Colorado Buffaloes 78 (Pac-12 quarterfinals)
Illinois Fighting Illini 68, #18 Iowa Hawkeyes 66 (Big Ten quarterfinals)
#20 Baylor Bears 75, #22 Texas Longhorns 61 (Big 12 quarterfinals)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 84, #21 Duke Blue Devils 79 (ACC quarterfinals)
#24 Cal Golden Bears 76, Oregon State Beavers 68 (Pac-12 quarterfinals)
Nebraska Cornhuskers 70, #25 Wisconsin Badgers 58 (Big Ten quarterfinals)

By:  Mike Plourde     –     for Great Lakes Radio Sports

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