Big Ten Roundup: Badgers take down Wolverines in OT
MADISON, Wis. – When Ben Brust tied the score at the end of regulation with a shot just from just inside midcourt, his teammate Mike Bruesewitz looked over at Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan and saw something unusual.
His coach had both his arms in the air.
“You know when he shows some emotion, you’ve done something pretty special,” Bruesewitz said.
Brust hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as Wisconsin beat No. 3 Michigan, 65-62, on Saturday.
“It was awesome, something I’ll remember forever, and I’m sure a lot of people will,” Brust said of the game, which ended with students storming the court and Bruesewitz taking the public address announcer’s microphone to thank the crowd as students celebrated around him.
The Wolverines became the third top three team to lose this week as No. 1 Indiana lost to Illinois and No. 2 Florida was beaten by Arkansas. This should be the sixth straight week with a different No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25.
Brust’s shot at the end of regulation was a dramatic turn of events for Wisconsin (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten) and a soul crusher for Michigan (21-3, 8-3).
No. 12 Michigan St. 78, Purdue 65: At West Lafayette, Ind., Branden Dawson scored 20 points and Keith Appling added 17 to lead Michigan State.
The Spartans (20-4, 9-2) have won nine of their past 10 games and will have at least a share of the league lead regardless of what happens today when No. 1 Indiana visits No. 10 Ohio State.
Purdue (12-12, 5-6) was led by Terone Johnson with 20 points and Ronnie Johnson with 15, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a fourth loss in five games or a fifth straight loss in the series.
Iowa 71, Northwestern 57: At Iowa City, Iowa, Devyn Marble broke a lengthy slump with 21 points to help Iowa snap a two-game losing streak.
Josh Oglesby added 10 for the Hawkeyes (15-9, 4-7 Big Ten), who won for only the second time in six games.
Reggie Hearn had 13 to lead the Wildcats (13-11, 4-7), who lost for the third time in four games.
Nebraska 67, Penn St. 53: At Lincoln, Neb., Dylan Talley had 16 points and Nebraska pulled away from Penn State (8-15, 3-8) early in the second half.
Nebraska (12-12, 3-8 Big Ten) opened the second half with an 12-2 spurt that put the Cornhuskers up 41-26 on David Rivers’ free throws with 16:50 left.