Michigan survives at Purdue
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Trey Burke had 26 points and five rebounds Wednesday to lead No. 7 Michigan to a come-from-behind 80-75 victory over Purdue.
Terone Johnson scored a career-high 35 points and Rapheal Davis added 15 for Purdue (14-16 overall, 7-10 Big Ten), which has lost five of seven.
Nik Stauskas had 17 points and Tim Hardaway, Jr. had 16 points and five rebounds for the Wolverines (25-5, 12-5), who have won four of their last five and remain in the race for a share of the Big Ten title.
Hardaway’s 3-pointer with 3:46 left gave Michigan a 66-64 lead. Stauskas made free throws and a 3-pointer to extend the lead and Burke added two free throws with 20 seconds left to make it 77-73.
Nebraska 53, Minnesota 51: At Lincoln, Neb., Brandon Ubel scored Nebraska’s last 10 points and finished with 15, and the Cornhuskers defeated Minnesota in the final college basketball game at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The Cornhuskers (14-16, 5-12 Big Ten) never trailed, and Nebraska students stormed the court to celebrate the victory over the team that upset then-No. 1 Indiana just last week.
The Huskers won despite shooting only 36 percent. The Gophers (20-10, 8-9) shot 38 percent but made only 10 of 20 free throws while dropping to 1-7 in Big Ten road games.
Villanova 67, No. 5 Georgetown 57: At Philadelphia, Jay Vaughn Pinkston scored 20 points to help Villanova beat a top-five team for the third time this season, this time Georgetown (23-5, 13-4 Big East).
The Wildcats (19-12, 10-8) also beat then-No. 5 Louisville and then-No. 3 Syracuse and have put themselves in solid shape for at least an NCAA tournament at-large bid.
No. 11 Florida 66, Vanderbilt 40: At Gainesville, Fla., Kenny Boynton scored 15 points, and Pat Young added 14 as Florida beat Vanderbilt and clinched the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship.
Florida won its fourth outright league title and third under longtime coach Billy Donovan (24-5, 14-3 SEC). Kendren Johnson had 15 points for the Commodores (13-16, 7-10), including 13 straight at one point.
Iowa St. 87, No. 13 Oklahoma St. 76: At Ames, Iowa, senior Will Clyburn scored 20 points, and Iowa State (20-10, 10-7 Big 12) bolstered its NCAA tournament hopes with a victory over Oklahoma State (22-7, 12-5).
No. 17 Syracuse 78, DePaul 57: At Syracuse, N.Y., Brandon Triche and James Southerland combined for 37 points in the final home game of their careers, and Syracuse (23-7, 11-6 Big East) snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over DePaul (11-19, 2-15).
Cleveland Melvin had 15 points and eight rebounds for DePaul, which lost its fifth straight and moved into a tie for last in the conference with South Florida.
No. 21 VCU 93, Richmond 82: At Richmond, Va., Treveon Graham scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, including the go-ahead basket with 2:58 to play, for VCU (24-6, 12-3 Atlantic 10) in a victory over Richmond (17-13, 7-8).