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Michigan averts upset in last second of OT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Glenn Robinson III wanted this win more than any other.

Michigan coach John Beilein put the opportunity squarely in his hands.

After Beilein took his final timeout, the sophomore forward caught an across-the-court lob pass in the right corner, spun away from a defender and rolled in a midrange bank shot as the buzzer sounded to give No. 16 Michigan a 77-76 overtime victory on his father's former home court.

"My teammates knew how much this game meant to me with my dad playing here and being from Indiana," Robinson said. "It feels great."

For the Robinson family, it was bittersweet. Gelen Robinson, a soon-to-be Purdue football player, was in the crowd. So was Glenn's father, the former Boilermakers star and No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, who celebrated with his son in the Mackey Arena tunnel.

The younger Robinson made six of his last eight shots and scored 14 of his 17 in the second half and overtime. He added eight rebounds.

The Wolverines (20-7, 12-3 Big Ten) extended their league lead over Michigan State to one game.

NO. 3 ARIZONA 87, CAL 59: Nick Johnson scored 22 for the host Wildcats (26-2, 13-2 Pac-12), who avenged a last-second loss to the Bears on Feb. 1.

NO. 8 'NOVA 67, BUTLER 48: Darrun Hilliard and James Bell scored 11 each for the host Wildcats (25-3, 13-2 Big East), who won for the ninth time in 10 games despite needing almost 10 minutes to reach 10 points.

NO. 12 UVA 65, MIAMI 40: London Perrantes scored a career-high 15 for the Cavaliers (24-5, 15-1 ACC), who won their school-record 17th straight conference game at home.

NO. 15 IOWA ST. 83, W. VA. 66: Georges Niang scored 24 for the host Cyclones (22-5, 10-5 Big 12), who have recorded three straight 10-win seasons in league play for the first time.

NO. 19 UNC 85, N.C. STATE 84, OT: Marcus Paige hit a driving basket with .9 seconds left and finished with 35 points and seven 3-pointers for the visiting Tar Heels (21-7, 11-4 ACC), who won their 10th straight.

NO. 24 TEXAS 74, BAYLOR 69: Cameron Ridley had 20 points and 10 rebounds and made a big block in the final minute for the host Longhorns (21-7, 10-5 Big 12).

UCF 67, RUTGERS 65: Tristan Spurlock scored 23 and Isaiah Sykes 14 for host UCF (11-15, 3-12 American Athletic), which finished on a 9-2 run to win for the second time in its past 13 games.

FAMU 104, EDWARD WATERS 69: The host Rattlers (12-16, 7-7 MEAC) won their fourth straight game.

TAMPA 71, FLA. SOUTHERN 69: Da'Markco Foster had 22 points and Jordan Davis 16 points and 17 rebounds for the host Spartans (17-8, 10-6 Sunshine State).

SAINT LEO 60, ECKERD 57: Jerrel Harris had 20 points for the visiting Lions (21-7, 9-6 SSC), who rallied past the Tritons (15-12, 7-8) to set a program record for regular-season wins.

Women

NO. 11 W. VA. 69, TEXAS TECH 37: Bria Holmes scored 28 to help the host Mountaineers (25-3, 14-2 Big 12) win their eighth in a row.

IOWA ST. 86, NO. 15 OKLA. ST. 69: Jadda Buckley scored 26 for the visiting Cyclones, who subdued the Cowgirls (21-6, 10-6 Big 12) by hitting 15 of 36 3-pointers.

NO. 23 MTSU 70, ECU 59: Ebony Rowe scored 23 and took over the school's career lead with 520 made free throws, leading the visiting Blue Raiders (24-4, 13-1 C-USA).

NO. 24 RUTGERS 67, TEMPLE 58: Tyler Scaife had 21 points to lead the host Scarlet Knights (21-6, 12-4 American Athletic).

TAMPA 69, FLA. SOUTHERN 45: Illyssa Vivo had 16 points and six assists to lead the host Spartans (21-5, 14-2 SSC), who will enter the conference tournament next week as the No.  1 seed.

SAINT LEO 72, ECKERD 65: Teresa Manigrasso had 19 points to help the visiting Lions (18-7, 9-6 SSC) rally past the Tritons (10-15, 3-12).

NATIONAL TEAM: South Carolina coach Dawn Staley will coach the U.S. women's under-18 team at this summer's FIBA Americas championships.

Michigan averts upset in last second of OT 02/26/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:38pm]
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