Michigan Wins First Game in Big 10 Tourney
Michigan pulled out a win with 3.3 seconds left to advance in the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.
Zak Irvin, playing back in his home town, sank a jump shot to give the #8 seed Wolverines a 72-70 overtime win over #9 seed Northwestern on Thursday.
The 21-11 Wolverines trailed 70-67, but Duncan Robinson's 3-pointer tied it up. Northwestern (20-12) missed an opportunity to retake the lead, and Michigan ran the clock down from 29.3 seconds to set up Irvin's game winner. Robinson led Michigan with 21 points, Irvin added 19 and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman added 14. The Wolverines advance to play No. 1 seed Indiana in Friday's first quarterfinal.