NCAA BK

Wed, Mar 6, 2013 - 7:00 PM ET
Game Recap
 

No. 7 Michigan escapes at Purdue

Michigan-Purdue highlights
Michigan-Purdue highlights
Share This Story

   
 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP)

Michigan's destiny in the Big Ten race is in its own hands. Purdue didn't make things any easier for the Wolverines, though.

After falling behind in the second half, the Wolverines made a push and held on to stay alive for their share of the Big Ten title with an 80-75 victory over the Boilermakers on Wednesday night.

''Why can't it be us, so let's just go for it,'' Michigan coach John Beilein said. ''We will have a regular routine and whatever happens, happens.''

Trey Burke had 26 points and five rebounds for Michigan. He didn't need the motivation of having a chance at a share of the conference championship. Everything he needed came before the game from Purdue.

''There was a little trash talk from the other guards,'' Burke said. ''But I didn't want to make it personal. I just started picking my spots. I felt like the more aggressive I was, the more open my teammates would be.''

Terone Johnson scored a career-high 35 points and Rapheal Davis added 15 for Purdue (14-16 7-10 Big Ten), which has lost five of seven.

Nik Stauskas had 17 points and Tim Hardaway, Jr. had 16 points and five rebounds for the Wolverines (25-5, 12-5), who have won four of their past five.

The Wolverines will host No. 2 Indiana on Sunday.

FOXIEST FANS

Check out the FOXiest fans from arenas across the country and tweet us your photo.

''It's going to be a crazy environment on Sunday,'' Burke said. ''Indiana is one of the best, if not the best. We've already lost down in Bloomington and they come to Ann Arbor Sunday so we will be ready.''

Hardaway's 3-pointer with 3:46 left gave Michigan a 66-64 lead.

Stauskas made two free throws and a 3-pointer to extend the lead and Burke added two free throws with 20 seconds left to make it 77-73.

''I was ready today, and I wanted to give it all to my team,'' Stauskas said.

The Wolverines handed the Boilermakers their 10th conference loss. It's the first time the Boilermakers have lost at least 10 Big Ten regular season games since 2005-06, Matt Painter's first season as head coach.

Burke started Michigan's big run in the second half with a 3-pointer and Stauskas later hit a 3 to make it 54-48.

Burke made two free throws to make it 55-50 and Robinson made two more from the line to make it 55-52 with 7:43 left.

But they were never able to take a big lead at the end.

After Burke gave the Wolverines a late five-point lead, Terone Johnson scored to make it 77-75.

''I felt like we put ourselves in a good position to win,'' Terone Johnson said. ''We just didn't come out with it in the end.''

Burke was fouled again and split from the line. Burked grabbed a steal and then went to the line again and scored both free throws with seconds remaining.

''It was everybody coming together in the second half,'' Hardaway said. ''At halftime we did a good job of saying `Hey this is it, Big Ten Title is on the line.'''

It was another solid performance by the Boilermakers, who upset Wisconsin on Sunday. They host Minnesota on Saturday to wrap up the regular season.

''I just think we've all came together at the end of the season, saved our best basketball for last.'' Davis said. ''We've just been playing hard, putting everything together and start forgetting about ourselves and start playing for the coaches, the alumni and the fans.''

Tagged: Michigan, Purdue, Terone Johnson, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



NCAA BK Videos

Georgetown, Syracuse to renew CBK rivalry Posted: Jun 10, 2014
Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson III on the renewal of the rivalry betw...

Cuonzo Martin new head coach at Cal Posted: Apr 16, 2014
Cuonzo Martin is introduced as Cal's new head coach.

UConn tops Notre Dame in women's final Posted: Apr 09, 2014
Hear from Geno Auriemma and his players after their National Championship victor...

Fox Sports Store

    itemName itemURL imageSrc price itemDescription
    Nike Florida Gators #1 Replica Elite Basketball Jersey - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Florida_Gators/browse/featuredproduct/885881/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_885000/ff_885881_xl.jpg&w=100 74.95 Nike Florida Gators #1 Replica Elite Basketball Jersey - Black
    Nike Georgetown Hoyas #22 Hyper Elite Road Performance Jersey - Navy Blue http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Georgetown_Hoyas/browse/featuredproduct/1030243/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1030000/ff_1030243_xl.jpg&w=100 119.95 Nike Georgetown Hoyas #22 Hyper Elite Road Performance Jersey - Navy Blue
    Nike Duke Blue Devils #5 Tourney Takeover Replica T-Shirt - Duke Blue http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Duke_Blue_Devils/browse/featuredproduct/1032710/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1032000/ff_1032710_xl.jpg&w=100 27.95 Nike Duke Blue Devils #5 Tourney Takeover Replica T-Shirt - Duke Blue
    Nike Oregon Ducks X-Ray Ball T-Shirt - Green http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Oregon_Ducks/browse/featuredproduct/1052002/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1052000/ff_1052002_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Nike Oregon Ducks X-Ray Ball T-Shirt - Green
    Nike Ohio State Buckeyes Road Warrior Tri-blend T-Shirt - Scarlet http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Ohio_State_Buckeyes/browse/featuredproduct/1052645/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1052000/ff_1052645_xl.jpg&w=100 29.95 Nike Ohio State Buckeyes Road Warrior Tri-blend T-Shirt - Scarlet
    Indiana Hoosiers 2013 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Road to March Madness T-Shirt - Crimson http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Indiana_Hoosiers/browse/featuredproduct/1124528/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1124000/ff_1124528_xl.jpg&w=100 19.95 Indiana Hoosiers 2013 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Road to March Madness T-Shirt - Cri..
    adidas Louisville Cardinals 2013 March Madness #10 Premier Swingman Jersey - Red http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Louisville_Cardinals/browse/featuredproduct/1127200/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1127000/ff_1127200_xl.jpg&w=100 89.95 adidas Louisville Cardinals 2013 March Madness #10 Premier Swingman Jersey - Red
    adidas Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2013 March Madness #45 Premier Swingman Jersey - White http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Notre_Dame_Fighting_Irish/browse/featuredproduct/1127218/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1127000/ff_1127218_xl.jpg&w=100 89.95 adidas Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2013 March Madness #45 Premier Swingman Jersey ..
    Nike Gonzaga Bulldogs March Madness Bracketville T-Shirt - Navy Blue http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Gonzaga_Bulldogs/browse/featuredproduct/1155821/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1155000/ff_1155821_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Nike Gonzaga Bulldogs March Madness Bracketville T-Shirt - Navy Blue
    Top of the World Miami Hurricanes 2013 NCAA ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Champions Adjustable Hat – Green http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Miami_Hurricanes/browse/featuredproduct/1177723/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1177000/ff_1177723_xl.jpg&w=100 25.95 Top of the World Miami Hurricanes 2013 NCAA ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Cham..