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 last minute but took advantage when the Wolverines (25-6, 12-6) were unable to seal it at the foul line.
NO. 10 MICHIGAN STATE 71, NORTHWESTERN 61
In East Lansing, Mich., Keith Appling scored 16 points and Gary Harris added 12 to lift Michigan State (24-7, 13-5 Big Ten) over Northwestern (13-18, 4-14).
NO. 14 OHIO STATE 68, ILLINOIS 55
In Columbus, Ohio, Deshaun Thomas, playing perhaps his final home game for Ohio State, scored 19 points to lead the Buckeyes (23-7, 13-5 Big Ten) past Illinois (21-11, 8-10).
NO. 21 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH 76
In Philadelphia, Khalif Wyatt scored 30 points and Jake O’Brien had 19, and Temple (23-8, 11-5 Atlantic 10) rallied to beat Virginia Commonwealth (24-7, 12-4).
NO. 22 WISCONSIN 63, PENN STATE 60
In State College, Pa., Traevon Jackson made a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer and finished with 15 points, and Wisconsin (21-10, 12-6 Big Ten) held off Penn State (10-20, 2-16).
BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
LIBERTY 87, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 76
In Conway, S.C., John Caleb Sanders had 27 points, Davon Marshall added 20 off six 3-pointers and Liberty defeated Charleston Southern (19-12) to win the title and reach the NCAA Tournament with a 15-20 record.
The Flames’s .429 winning percentage is the lowest for an NCAA tournament team since Oakland (Michigan) had a 12-18 record (.400) in 2005.
MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
CREIGHTON 68, WICHITA STATE 65
In St. Louis, Jahenns Manigat scored a season-best 16 points and hit a layup with 11.5 seconds to go that gave top-seeded Creighton (27-7) just enough to beat Wichita State (26-8) for its second consecutive conference title.