TOP 25: Indiana 63, No. 10 Michigan 52
Yogi Ferrell scored 27 points, hitting seven 3-pointers in eight tries, to lead unranked Indiana to an upset of visiting Michigan on Sunday.
Indiana (14-8, 4-5 Big Ten) had lost three of four but led most of the way in improving to 12-2 at Assembly Hall. Noah Vonleh added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Hoosiers, who shot 54 percent to the Wolverines’ 40 percent.
Michigan (16-5, 8-1) produced a season-low point total as a 10-game winning streak came to an end. Derrick Walton Jr. scored 13 points and Caris LeVert had 12. They were the only Wolverines in double figures, as leading scorer Nik Stauskas was held to six points.
Ferrell, a point guard, was the primary defender on Michigan’s small forward, and Stauskas missed 5 of 6 attempts, failing for the third time this season to score in double figures.
The Hoosiers may have reinvigorated their hopes for an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament by securing their second victory over a top-10 opponent.
The Wolverines are no strangers to coming up short in this series.
Dating to last season’s run to the national title game, the Wolverines are 27-12 in their last 39 games — with three of those losses to the Hoosiers, who are now 24-8 against Michigan over the last 18 seasons.
No. 13 Cincinnati 50, South Florida 45
Sean Kilpatrick overcame an off-target performance by scoring 10 of his 18 points in the closing minutes, rallying Cincinnati to its 14th straight victory.
The Bearcats (21-2, 10-0 American Athletic) trailed by three points with 8 minutes left. Kilpatrick, who leads the conference in scoring, took over the game and extended Cincinnati’s best start since the 2001-02 season, when it was in Conference USA.
The senior guard made six free throws and two driving lay-ins, scoring 10 of Cincinnati’s final 12 points. Justin Jackson added 15 points as Cincinnati won its 17th straight home game, 15 of them this season.
South Florida (11-11, 2-7) suffered another close loss to the Bearcats, who broke open a tie game for a 61-54 win on Jan. 18. Chris Perry had 13 points and Victor Rudd scored 11 for the Bulls, who have lost their past 11 games in Cincinnati.
Until the closing minutes, it was a rough game for Kilpatrick, who averages 19.5 points per game. He finished 5 of 16 from the field and only 2 of 8 beyond the arc.
Virginia 48, No. 18 Pittsburgh 45
Malcolm Brogdon made a last-second 3-pointer to give Virginia a victory against host Pittsburgh.
Brogdon finished 16 points for Virginia (17-5, 8-1), which maintained sole possession of second place in the ACC. The Cavaliers have won five consecutive games since losing at Duke on Jan. 13.
Pitt (18-4, 6-3) lost consecutive games for the first time this season and fell into a third-place tie with Duke in the conference standings. The Panthers have lost three of their past five after opening with 16 wins in their first 17 games.
Pitt freshman Jamel Artis led the Panthers with 11 points, but he missed a wide-open layup with 10 seconds remaining after an offensive rebound.
Neither team held more than a four-point lead at any time throughout the game in a matchup of two of the ACC’s top defensive teams.
The score was tied at 41 when Cameron Wright made a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired for a 44-41 lead with 6:52 remaining. Wright fumbled a pass, picked the ball off his shoe tops and released in one awkward motion to make an improbable shot much to the dismay of Virginia coach Tony Bennett.
Virginia did not let the bad luck affect their psyche. The Cavaliers tied the score again after London Perrantes made two free throws with 4:47 to go to make it 44-44. The score was tied 17 times in the game and changed hands seven times.
The first half was tight throughout with neither team holding more than a three-point lead at any time. Pitt took a 23-21 lead into halftime after Cameron Wright made a layup.