ANN ARBOR, Mich. Trey Burke stole the ball from Keith Appling near midcourt and went for a dunk with 22 seconds remaining, then made another steal during the final seconds to give No. 4 Michigan a pulsating 58-57 win Sunday against No. 9 Michigan State.
The Spartans (22-7, 11-5) had the ball with the shot clock off at 56-all, but Burke’s first big defensive play enabled Michigan (24-5, 11-5) to take the lead. After Derrick Nix made one of two free throws and Mitch McGary missed the front end of a one-and-one for Michigan, Burke stole a pass by Gary Harris to end it.
The Michigan State loss clinches at least a share of the Big Ten title for Indiana.
The Wolverines avenged a 75-52 loss at Michigan State last month.
Burke had 21 points and eight assists.
Michigan won despite going 0-for-12 from 3-point range, which seemed like an impossible turn of events after the Wolverines lost Wednesday night at Penn State.
Purdue 69, No. 17 Wisconsin 56: D.J. Byrd scored nine of his 22 during a decisive second-half run as the Boilermakers (14-15, 7-9) upset the Badgers to all but eliminate Wisconsin from contention in a tightly contested Big Ten race.
Wisconsin (20-9, 11-5) missed its final 18 3-point attempts, including all 12 during the second half.
Terone Johnson added 16 points for Purdue, half of which came during the 21-3 surge that carried the visitors to their first win in Madison since January 2009.
No. 23 Pittsburgh 73, Villanova 64 (OT): Talib Zanna scored nine of his 14 in overtime and host Pittsburgh rallied past Villanova.
Zanna added a career-high 19 rebounds for the Panthers (23-7, 11-6 Big East), who trailed by as much as nine during the second half. Ryan Arcidiacono led Villanova (18-12, 9-8) with 23 points, but the Wildcats (18-12, 9-8) let an opportunity to pad their NCAA tournament resume slip away.
Zanna, who has struggled the past two months, scored the first seven points of overtime and Pitt held on to win its third straight.
Boston College 53, Virginia 52: Joe Rahon scored 15, hitting the winning 3-pointer as he was fouled with 8.2 seconds left to give host Boston College the victory.
Ryan Anderson added eight points and nine rebounds for the Eagles (13-16, 5-11 ACC), who trailed by 11 points with 10 minutes to play.
Akil Mitchell had 16 points and eight rebounds and Joe Harris scored 14 for Virginia (20-9, 10-6).