BIG TEN: Penn State 84, No. 4 Michigan 78
Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State upset visiting Michigan for its first Big Ten win of the season.
The Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14) had lost 18 consecutive 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 3s that whipped Jordan Center fans into a frenzy.
D.J. Newbill added 17 points for Penn State, which hit a season-high 10 3-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 3 with 17 seconds left.
Sasa Borovnjak had a memorable Senior Night, hitting two foul shots with 15 seconds left to seal the win. Moments later, Penn State fans rushed the court in delight.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points for the Wolverines (23-5, 10-5).
It was Penn State’s first win over a top 5 team since defeating No. 5 North Carolina 82-74 in the second round of the 2001 NCAA tournament.
Penn State also got its first conference win since beating Iowa 69-64 on Feb. 16, 2012.
TOP 25: No. 5 Miami 76, Virginia Tech 58
Host Miami went 11 minutes without a basket, then finally shook off a 10-day scoring slump and pulled away from Virginia Tech.
Shane Larkin had 22 points and six assists to lead the Hurricanes, who were coming off a loss at Wake Forest that ended their 14-game winning streak and their bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Despite a slow start, Miami (23-4, 14-1) never trailed and improved to 13-0 at home. The Hurricanes hold a 2½-game edge over second-place Duke in the ACC and can clinch their first league basketball championship by beating the Blue Devils on Saturday.
Virginia Tech (12-16, 3-12) fell deeper into last place in the league.
No. 7 Georgetown 79, Connecticut 78
Otto Porter Jr.’s layup with 9.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime gave visiting Georgetown a dramatic victory over Connecticut. It was the Hoyas’ 10th win in a row.
Porter scored 21 of his 22 points after halftime in a wild game that saw Georgetown (22-4, 12-3 Big East) stay in first place in the conference. The Hoyas had a 12-point lead with 4:36 to go in regulation.
In the final 2:03 of the second overtime Georgetown overcame a seven-point deficit, improving to 1-3 in Connecticut’s 23-year-old on-campus arena. The Huskies (19-8, 9-6) play most of their big conference games at the XL Center in Hartford.
No. 15 Oklahoma State 64, TCU 47
Le’Bryan Nash scored a career-high 28 points, Marcus Smart had his typically strong all-around game not far from the high school where he won two state championships, and visiting Oklahoma State beat offensively challenged TCU. Nash had the first two baskets in an 18-1 run that bridged the first and second halves and put the Cowboys (21-6, 11-4 Big 12) in control for good.
Smart, a freshman who won back-to-back state titles at Flower Mound Marcus High School, had nine points, five assists and three steals — all categories in which he is among the Big 12 leaders.
Kyan Anderson led the Horned Frogs with 15 points. Devonta Abron had 12 points and nine rebounds off the bench.
TCU (10-18, 1-14), one of the lowest-scoring teams in the country, missed 12 straight shots while going more than 10 minutes without a field goal and ended up shooting 27 percent.
No. 17 St. Louis 70, St. Joseph’s 53
Host St. Louis used a strong second-half showing to pull away from St. Joseph’s and win an Atlantic 10 game.
Forward Dwayne Evans scored 21 points to lead the Billikens (22-5, 11-2), who outscored the Hawks (15-11, 6-7) 21-5 over the first 9½ minutes of the second half after leading by two points at halftime.
No. 23 Pittsburgh 64, South Florida 44
Tray Woodall scored 14 points and host Pittsburgh pulled away in the second half to hand the struggling Bulls their 10th consecutive loss.
Dante Taylor had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (22-7, 10-6 Big East), who have won nine of 12. J.J. Moore added nine points, and 10 players scored in all for the balanced Panthers, who were trailing when they began a 16-0 run with Lamar Patterson’s jumper 4:42 into the second half.
Pitt held South Florida (10-17, 1-14) to 32 percent shooting.
MID-AMERICAN: Western Michigan 65, Toledo 62
Darius Paul scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, both highs for the freshman forward, as Western Michigan defeated host Toledo. The victory gave the Broncos (18-9, 9-4) sole possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference’s West Division, breaking a tie with the Rockets (13-12, 8-5).
Consecutive baskets by Nate Hutcheson, Paul and David Brown gave Western Michigan a 62-58 lead with 2:29 remaining, and Hutcheson’s two free throws made it 65-62 with 26 seconds left.
After Julius Brown missed a 3-pointer for Toledo, two missed free throws by Shayne Whittington gave the Rockets one more chance, but Dominique Buckley misfired on a final 3-point try.
David Brown scored all 15 of his points for Western Michigan in the second half, when the Broncos outrebounded the Rockets 24-14.
Reese Holliday scored 16 points, Julius Brown 15 and Rian Pearson 14 for Toledo.
Bowling Green 52, Miami 44
Jordon Crawford scored 19 points and host Bowling Green shut down Miami in the second half. The Falcons (12-16, 6-7) trailed 31-24 at halftime but held the RedHawks (8-18, 3-10) to 13 points and 20 percent shooting (6-of-30) in the second half.
Bowling Green also controlled the boards after halftime, taking down 27 rebounds to 17 for Miami and finishing with a 45-29 edge.
A layup by Jehvon Clarke with 6:31 remaining put Bowling Green ahead to stay, 44-42, in a game that had 12 lead changes.
Ball State 95, Central Michigan 90
Jauwan Scaife scored a career-high 34 points, including six 3-pointers, and Ball State continued its home domination of Central Michigan (9-18, 2-11). Scaife, a senior, was 8-of-12 from the field, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range, for the Cardinals (12-14, 5-8 Mid-American), who improved to 19-2 all time against Central Michigan at Worthen Arena. Chris Bond and Jesse Berry added 15 points apiece, and Majok Majok had 10 points and nine rebounds.
Eastern Michigan 53, Northern Illinois 41
Glenn Bryant and Derek Thompson both scored 14 points to lead visiting Eastern Michigan over Northern Illinois.
The Eagles (12-15, 5-7) limited the Huskies (5-20, 2-9) to 10 baskets on 24 percent shooting from the field.