Around college basketball: Penn State shocks Michigan, snaps skid in Big Ten
Penn State 84, No. 4 Michigan 78: Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and host Penn State upset Michigan 84-78 last night for its first Big Ten victory in more than a year.
The Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14) had lost 18 straight regular-season conference games dating to last season, but they roared back from a 15-point deficit with 10:39 left behind the energetic play of Marshall. The junior guard scored 19 in the second half, including four three-pointers. Marshall’s twisting drive to the basket gave the Nittany Lions a three-point lead before Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III misfired on a three-pointer with 17 seconds left.
Sasa Borovnjak made two foul shots with 15 seconds left, and moments later, the home fans rushed the court. It was Penn State’s first win over a top-five team since defeating No. 5 North Carolina 82-74 in the second round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament.
Even Michigan coach John Beilein was impressed.
“I think what you saw tonight is why we all love college basketball,” he said.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points for the Wolverines (23-5, 10-5), who squandered a chance to pull into a second-place tie in the Big Ten with Michigan State and Wisconsin.
Trey Burke of Northland had 18 points and six assists for Michigan but also committed six turnovers.
No. 7 Georgetown 79, Connecticut 78, 2OT: Otto Porter Jr.’s layup with 9.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime gave Georgetown (22-4, 12-3 Big East) its 10th straight win and first ever at Connecticut’s Gampel Pavilion. DeAndre Daniels had 25 points, one off his career high, for the Huskies (19-8, 9-6).
Southern California 89, No. 11 Arizona 78: Eric Wise scored 22 points to lead five players in double figures for Southern California (13-15, 8-7 Pac-12). Solomon Hill led visiting Arizona (23-5, 11-5) with 21 points. Iowa 58, Purdue 48: Aaron White had 18 points and nine rebounds and host Iowa (18-10, 7-8 Big Ten) won for the fourth time in five games. The Hawkeyes next play top-ranked Indiana. Donnie Hale had 13 points for Purdue (13-15, 6-9).