No. 2 Indiana 72, No. 7 Michigan 71
With 13 seconds left, Cody Zeller made a go-ahead layup and changed Trey Burke's shot attempt at the other end, propelling No. 2 Indiana to a 72-71 win over No. 7 Michigan on Sunday that gave the Hoosiers their first outright Big Ten championship in twenty years.
The Hoosiers (26-5, 14-4) were down by five points in the final minute but took advantage when the Wolverines (25-6, 12-6) were unable to close out the game at the free throw line. Jordan Morgan had a relatively easy tip-in try of Burke's miss that could have given Michigan the victory, but he ball rolled off the rim, and Indiana's Christian Watford secured the rebound with four seconds remaining.
No. 10 Michigan State 71, Northwestern 61
Keith Appling had 16 points and Gary Harris added 12 to lead the Spartans to a victory over the Wildcats.
Michigan State had a difficult time putting away an undermanned Northwestern squad, which came back from a 13-point first-half deficit to tie the game at 51 before the Spartans rallied to win by double figures.
No. 14 Ohio State 68, Illinois 55
Following their victory over the Fighting Illini, the Buckeyes watched a share of the Big Ten title slip away.
Just hours after Ohio State beat Illinois led by Deshaun Coleman's 19 points, the Buckeyes missed out on a piece of the conference championship when Indiana defeated Michigan.
Temple 84, No. 21 Virginia Commonwealth 76
Khalif Wyatt had 30 points and Jake O'Brien added 19, and the Owls came back from a 16-point deficit to beat the Rams.
Temple captured the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament and clinched a first-round bye. VCU and Temple both will open play at Barclay's Center on Friday.
No. 22 Wisconsin 63, Penn State 60
Traevon Jackson knocked down a contested 3-point shot at the buzzer and finished with 15 points, and the Badgers avoided the upset against the Nittany Lions.
Wisconsin inbounded the ball with less than four seconds remaining. Jackson took the shot at the left wing and hit the 3 over Penn State's Kevin Montminy.
Big South Conference
John Caleb Sanders scored 27 points, Davon Marshall added 20 off six 3-pointers and Liberty beat Charleston Southern 87-76 to qualify for the NCAA tournament in spite of a 15-20 record.
The Flames started the season 0-8. However, they caught fire at the right time winning the conference tournament to capture their first NCAA berth since 2004.