Cody Zeller made a go-ahead layup with 13 seconds left and altered Trey Burke’s shot at the other end, lifting second-ranked Indiana to a 72-71 victory over No. 7 Michigan Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., giving the Hoosiers their first outright Big Ten title since 1993.
The Hoosiers (26-5, 14-4) trailed by 5 points in the last minute, but took advantage when the Wolverines (25-6, 12-6) were unable to seal it at the foul line.
Jordan Morgan had a fairly easy tip-in attempt of Burke’s miss that could have won it for Michigan, but the ball rolled off the rim and Indiana’s Christian Watford grabbed it with four seconds left and the Hoosiers ran out the clock.
Ohio State, which beat Illinois earlier Sunday, needed an Indiana loss to earn a share of the conference title. Michigan State was in the same position before beating Northwestern later in the day.
The Wolverines led, 71-66, but missed key free throws while Zeller hit big shots on the other end.
Zeller scored 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, and Victor Oladipo had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana.
Burke scored 20 for Michigan.
Michigan State 71, Northwestern 61 — Keith Appling scored 16 points to lift the No. 10 Spartans (24-7, 13-5 Big Ten) over the Wildcats (13-18, 4-14).
Ohio State 68, Illinois 55 — Deshaun Thomas, playing perhaps his final home game for the No. 14 Buckeyes (12-7, 13-5), had 19 points in a win over the Illini (21-11, 8-1).
Temple 84, VCU 76 — In Philadelphia, Khalif Wyatt had 30 points, and the Owls (23-8, 11-5) beat the No. 21 Rams (24-7, 12-4) in Temple’s last regular-season game in the Atlantic 10.
Wisconsin 63, Penn State 60 — Traevon Jackson hit a 3-pointer at the end, and the No. 22 Badgers (21-10, 12-6 Big Ten) survived the visiting Nittany Lions (10-20, 2-16).
America East semifinals — Candon Rusin scored 18 points to help Vermont (21-10) beat Maryland-Baltimore County, 85-72, in Albany, N.Y., and reach its third conference title game in four years . . . Top-seeded Stony Brook was eliminated by host Albany, 61-59, with Mike Black converting the tiebreaking layup with two seconds left. Albany (23-10) will play at Vermont Saturday.
Missouri Valley final — In St. Louis, Jahenns Manigat scored 16 points and hit a layup with 11 seconds to go that gave top-seeded Creighton (27-7) enough to beat Wichita State, 68-65.
Big South final — Liberty (15-20) became the second 20-loss team to ever reach the NCAA Tournament, topping Charleston Southern, 87-76, in Conway, S.C.
MAAC semifinals — In Springfield, David Laury scored 20 points and had 17 rebounds as Iona (19-13) beat top-seeded Niagara, 79-73 . . . Emmy Andujar scored 16 points to help Manhattan (14-17) top Fairfield, 60-42.
Big East quarterfinals— Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and No. 3 Connecticut (28-3) advanced with a 94-61 win over DePaul (21-11) in Hartford . . . Natalie Achonwa had 20 points and 20 rebounds to help No. 2 Notre Dame (29-1) score a 75-66 victory over South Florida (21-10) . . . Sara Hammond had 22 points as No. 13 Louisville (24-7) beat St. John’s, 62-55 . . . Kayla Alexander had 34 points and No. 24 Syracuse (24-6) beat Villanova, 61-56.
ACC final — Alexis Jones scored a career-high 24 points and No. 6 Duke (30-2) claimed its eighth conference tournament title by routing No. 15 North Carolina, 92-73, in Greensboro, N.C.
Big 12 semifinals — Brittney Griner had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and top-ranked Baylor (31-1) held off Oklahoma State (21-10) for a 77-69 win in Dallas . . . Anna Prins had 32 points and Iowa State (23-7) got a 79-60 win over Oklahoma (22-10).
Big Ten final — In Hoffman Estates, Ill., Drey Mingo scored 24 points, and Purdue (24-8) won its second straight conference tournament, 62-47, over Michigan State (24-8).
Big South final — Tolu Omotola had 16 points and Liberty (27-6) won its 15th league tournament title in 17 years after a 54-45 victory over Longwood (14-19) in Conway, S.C.
Pac-12 final — Amber Orrange capped a 20-point game scoring with 8.3 seconds left as No. 4 Stanford (31-2) won its seventh straight league tournament with a 51-49 victory over No. 14 UCLA (25-7) in Seattle.