staff, March 10, 2013

Cody Zeller made a go-ahead layup with 13 seconds left and altered Trey Burke's shot at the other end, lifting No. 2 Indiana to a 72-71 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Sunday that gave the Hoosiers their first outright Big Ten title in two decades.

The Hoosiers (26-5, 14-4) trailed by five points in the last minute but took advantage when the Wolverines (25-6, 12-6) were unable to seal it at the foul line.

A couple of Michigan's rivals surely wish the Wolverines had won.

Ohio State, which beat Illinois on Sunday, needed an Indiana loss to earn a share of the conference championship. Michigan State was in the same position before hosting Northwestern later in the day.


Here's the crazy finish to the game:

Victor Oladipo grabs air ball and lays it up:

Yogi Ferrell hesitation move & layup:

Tim Hardaway Jr. block leads to Jordan Morgan dunk:

Michigan honored it seniors prior to the game:

FINAL: Cody Zeller hit the game-winning shot with 14 seconds to go, lifting No. 2 Indiana to the outright Big Ten crown in a 72-71 over No. 7 Michigan on Sunday at Crisler Center. Zeller's clutch field goal was part of a 25-point performance for the sophomore, and Indiana (26-5) escaped with a dramatic victory. Zeller corralled 10 rebounds and knocked down 10-of-19 shot attempts, while Oladipo contributed 14 points, hauled in 13 rebounds, and dished out three assists. Trey Burke scored 20 points to pace the Wolverines.

HALFTIME: No. 2 Indiana pulled closer to No. 7 Michigan going into the break thanks to a 14-6 run late in the half and now trails the Wolverines 33-30. Michigan trailed 10-3 when it broke out for a 12-0 run to overtake the Hoosiers and seize a five-point lead. Indiana had 13 offensive rebounds in the first half, leading to second-chance opportunities. Michigan's Nik Stauskas led all scorers with 10 points in the first 20 minutes, while Glenn Robinson III added seven. Cody Zeller scored nine to pace Indiana, which also received eight points and eight rebounds from Victor Oladipo.

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