Friday Big Ten Hoops Roundup

There were seven Big Ten men’s basketball games on Friday, including Michigan’s impressive 82-80 overtime win over Florida State. Sophomore Nik Stauskas scored a game-high 26 points, including seven in overtime, as the Wolverines erased a 16-point second-half deficit.

Catch up on all of Friday’s action in this post.

UAB 87, NEBRASKA 74 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

Terran Petteway led Nebraska with 21 points, but UAB bounced back from a double-overtime defeat to No. 19 New Mexico with an 87-74 victory over the Huskers at the Charleston Classic on Friday. Frazier reached the 30-point level for a second straight game, notching a career-high 34 in the 97-94 loss to the Lobos. UAB (4-1) will face either Georgia or Temple in Sunday’s fifth-place game.

MICHIGAN 82, FLORIDA STATE 80 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, including seven in overtime, as No. 14 Michigan erased a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Florida State 82-80 Friday in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Derrick Walton Jr. added 15 points and Mitch McGary had 14 points and 12 rebounds in his third game back from a back injury.

IOWA 86, PENN 55 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Jarrod Uthoff scored a season-high 19 points as Iowa beat Penn 86-55 on Friday night. Devyn Marble added 13 points and a career-high five steals for the Hawkeyes (5-0).

CONNECTICUT 59, INDIANA 58 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Yogi Ferrell had a team-high 19 points, but it wasn’t enough as Indiana fell to Connecticut 59-58 on Friday night in the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. Shabazz Napier scored 27 points, including 11 over the final 7 minutes, to lead the Huskies to the victory.

NORTHWESTERN 63, IUPUI 61 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) JerShon Cobb hit a running pull-up in the lane with 2.3 seconds left to give Northwestern a 63-61 comeback victory over IUPUI Friday night. Northwestern took a 59-55 lead with 2:29 left on three Sobolewski free throws, but IUPUI rallied and tied the score on a pair of Patton free throws with 20 seconds left, setting the stage for Cobb’s heroics. Cobb got the ball on the left wing and drove to the lane just inside the foul line before pulling up for the shot. The ball bounced off the rim and backboard before dropping through.

ILLINOIS 77, CHICAGO STATE 53 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Jon Ekey scored 19 points for the second consecutive game to lead Illinois to an easy 77-53 win over Chicago State on Friday. The 6-foot-7 forward went 5 of 8 from the three-point stripe, and almost single-handedly carried the Illini (5-0) in the game’s final minutes. Joseph Bertrand, Tracy Abrams and Rayvonte Rice each added 12 points. Center Nnanna Egwu grabbed a game-high 9 rebounds.

MICHIGAN STATE 96, VIRGINIA TECH 77  | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Adreian Payne had a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds, Keith Appling had 13 points and seven assists, and top-ranked Michigan State beat Virginia Tech 96-77 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Gary Harris scored 19 despite shooting just 2 for 12 on 3-pointers and Branden Dawson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans.

Originally from Farmington Hills, MI, I have worked at the Big Ten Network since 2012 and took over my role as web editor and blogger in August, 2013. Follow me on twitter for constant Big Ten updates @srmerriman. Thanks and enjoy!!

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