Tim Hardaway Jr. brought Michigan back with a relentless streak of 3-point shooting, then blocked a shot by Aaron Craft in the final seconds of overtime to give the third-ranked Wolverines a 76-74 victory over No. 10 Ohio State on Tuesday night in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Hardaway finished with 23 points, including five straight 3-pointers in the second half. The Wolverines (21-2, 8-2 Big Ten) led by 2 points when Craft rushed the ball into the frontcourt after a missed Michigan free throw. He got all the way to the basket, but Hardaway was there to smother his last-ditch attempt to tie it.
After scoring at will most of the second half, Ohio State (17-5, 7-3) managed only 2 points in overtime.
Trey Burke missed a 3-pointer at the end of regulation that would have won it for Michigan — the Wolverines’ only miss in nine second-half attempts from beyond the arc. Burke’s three at the start of overtime made it 75-72, and then neither team scored until Craft’s driving layup with just under a minute to play.
Craft stole the ball from Burke, but the Michigan point guard hustled back to prevent an easy basket. The ball went out of bounds to Ohio State.
With the shot clock off, Craft drove past Burke, but Burke recovered to block Craft’s shot from behind at the free throw line. Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III was fouled and made one of two free throws with 7.6 seconds left.
Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points for the Buckeyes.
Michigan and Ohio State were meeting for the first time with both teams ranked in the top 10.
Arkansas 80, Florida 60 — BJ Young led with 13 points as the host Razorbacks (14-8, 5-4 SEC) opened quickly and never let up in a shocking victory over the No. 2 Gators (18-3, 8-1), their their first win over a top-10 team since 2008.
Kansas St. 68, Texas Tech 59 — Rodney McGruder had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the No. 13 Wildcats over the Red Raiders.
Angel Rodriguez and Thomas Gibson each added 13 points for Kansas State (18-4, 7-2 Big 12).
Jordan Tolbert scored 19 points and Dejan Kravic added 12 for Texas Tech (9-11, 2-7).
BU 79, Maine 72 — Dom Morris scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting, and the host Terriers kept their distance from the Black Bears in the 100th all-time meeting between the programs.
BU (12-11, 6-4 America East) improved to 59-41 in the series.
Maine (8-15, 3-7) hasn’t won in Case Gym since the 2005-06 season, and lost its fourth straight game overall.
UConn 94, Marquette 37 — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 24 points and Bria Hartley had 20 to lead the No. 3 Huskies to a rout at Storrs, Conn.
Mosqueda-Lewis hit her first eight shots and her first five 3-point attempts, while Hartley tied a career high with five 3-pointers.
Six Huskies scored in double figures, including all five starters. Caroline Doty added 12 points, going 4 of 4 from behind the arc for the Huskies (21-1, 8-1 Big East), who were coming off a lackluster 6-point win at St. John’s.
Brookly Pumroy had 11 points to lead Marquette (11-11, 3-6), which has never beaten UConn in nine attempts.
Notre Dame 59, Villanova 52 — Muffet McGraw earned her 700th victory as the No. 2 Irish beat host Villanova.
McGraw became the 13th coach in Division 1 history to reach the 700-victory plateau. Her career record is 700-257 in 31 years coaching. She’s had 612 of the wins at Notre Dame.
Natalie Achonwa scored 19 points and Kayla McBride added 16 as Notre Dame (21-1, 9-0 Big East) never trailed. The Wildcats (16-6, 5-4) got within 48-46 on Devon Kane’s 3-pointer with 4:45 left, but the Irish responded by scoring 11 of the final 17 points to seal the win.