College men's basketball: Spartans outlast Badgers
Miles Bridges had 20 points and nine rebounds and No. 2 Michigan State extended the nation's longest winning streak to 13 games by holding off Wisconsin, 63-60, in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament Friday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Cassius Winston piled up 17 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Spartans (29-3), the tournament's top seed who will play Michigan in today's semifinals.
Ethan Happ led the ninth-seeded Badgers (15-18) with 22 points, four rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Brad Davison and Khalil Iverson added 10 points apiece in Wisconsin's final game of the season.
Penn State 69,
No. 13 Ohio State 68
Josh Reaves made two free throws with 48 seconds left and put Penn State ahead by a point on a slam dunk with five seconds left to lead the Nittany Lions to the upset win over 13th-ranked Ohio State.
Keita Bates-Diop had 25 points, including nine in the final seven minutes, to lead Ohio State, but he missed a 3-pointer with just over a minute left and committed a turnover with 21 seconds left to set up Penn State's game-winning basket. Kam Williams and Jaesean Tate each added 10 points for the Buckeyes (24-8), who finished the conference slate tied for second with a 15-3 record.
No. 8 Purdue 82, Rutgers 75
Senior forward Vincent Edwards and sophomore guard Carsen Edwards scored 26 points apiece as the Boilermakers avoided an upset by beating the Scarlet Knights in the evening's final quarterfinal.
Senior center Isaac Haas contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds for the third-seeded Boilermakers (27-5). Purdue shot 54 percent from the field and was 13-for-30 from 3-point range.
Freshman guard Geo Baker scored 25 points for the 14th-seeded Scarlet Knights (15-19). Junior guard Corey Sanders added 23 points for Rutgers, which shot 47.1 percent from the field.
Rutgers was positioned well for a possible upset when trailing by three with Sanders going to the free-throw line with 30 seconds left. But Sanders missed the front end of the 1-and-1, and Carsen Edwards and Vincent Edwards each hit two free throws to make it a three-possession game with 15.6 seconds left.
No. 15 Michigan 77, Nebraska 58
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 21 points and Moritz Wagner added 20 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 5 seeded and 15th-ranked Michigan beat No. 4 seeded Nebraska.
Michigan (26-7) earned its sixth straight victory.
Isaiah Roby had 16 points and seven rebounds and James Palmer Jr. scored 16 for Nebraska (22-10), which earned a double bye after finishing fourth in the Big Ten regular-season standings. The Cornhuskers won 10 of their final 12 regular-season games.