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Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu (11) runs up court after hitting the go-ahead score with less than second remaining during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Dosunmu's shot lifts No. 21 Illinois over Michigan 64-62

Jan. 25, 2020 4:18 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As the final seconds ticked away in a tie game, Ayo Dosunmu was being guarded by Zavier Simpson, one of the top defenders in the Big Ten. “The one thing Ayo has is 6-(foot)-5,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. Dosunmu took advantage of his 5-inch height edge on...

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood speaks with guard Alan Griffin (0) after being called for a foul during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Griffin was ejected for the foul. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 21 Illinois in first-place tie, faces Michigan next

Jan. 24, 2020 2:53 AM EST

What to watch in Big Ten basketball this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 21 Illinois at Michigan, Saturday. The Illini (14-5, 6-2) are tied for first place in the league after No. 11 Michigan State's loss at Indiana on Thursday night. That's a big deal for Illinois, which hasn't finished above .500 in conference...

Penn State guard Myles Dread (2) drives on Michigan guard David DeJulius (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Stevens scores 19 as Penn State handles Michigan 72-63

Jan. 22, 2020 10:30 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Lamar Stevens started scoring right away. Then Curtis Jones arrived in the second half and helped Penn State hold on for an impressive road win. Now coach Patrick Chambers wishes his team could play again soon. “I'm almost disappointed that we have a week off here,”...

Williams, Graves lead Buffalo over Cent. Michigan 86-67

Jan. 18, 2020 4:37 PM EST

Mount Pleasant, Mich. (AP) — Jeenathan Williams scored 18 points to lead five Buffalo players in double figures and the Bulls won their third straight, 86-67 over Central Michigan on Saturday. Jayvon Graves scored 14 points and had four steals and Davonta Jordan added 13 points and seven rebounds for...

Iowa guard CJ Fredrick shoots while under pressure from Michigan guard Zavier Simpson (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP)

Garza scores 33, Iowa beats No. 19 Michigan 90-83

Jan. 18, 2020 12:28 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard has seen enough of Iowa's Luka Garza this season. Garza scored 33 points in Iowa’s 90-83 win over No. 19 Michigan on Friday night. Howard, the first-year coach of the Wolverines, knew nothing about Garza before the season. But after this game, and...

Michigan's Austin Davis (51) guards against Minnesota's Daniel Oturu (25) in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Oturu scores 30 as Minnesota beats No. 19 Michigan 75-67

Jan. 12, 2020 5:31 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daniel Oturu shook off an injury and had a career game to help Minnesota take down another ranked opponent. Oturu scored a career-high 30 points and the Gophers went on a late 11-0 run to beat No. 19 Michigan 75-67 on Sunday. The sophomore center had 20 points in a dominant first half,...

Michigan guard Zavier Simpson (3) drives next to Purdue forward Trevion Williams (50) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

No. 19 Michigan survives double overtime against Purdue

Jan. 9, 2020 11:54 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard knew he was getting a hard-nosed point guard when he took over as coach at his alma mater. In Michigan's senior point guard Zavier Simpson, he also saw some of himself. Howard used astrology to explain his bond with Simpson, who scored 22 points and made big shots late...

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Spartans rising again after throttling Michigan

Jan. 6, 2020 4:53 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston smoothly dribbling in and out of traffic, distributing the ball and making jump shots. Xavier Tillman controlling the interior on both ends of the court. This is why Michigan State was the nation's top-ranked team at the beginning of the season. It took a little...

Michigan State's Cassius Winston reacts after sinking a three-point basket against Michigan during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Winston-led No. 14 Michigan State tops No. 12 Michigan 87-69

Jan. 5, 2020 5:40 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston made his last home game against Michigan memorable with a sensational performance his in-state rivals would rather forget. Winston had a career-high 32 points and nine assists, leading No. 14 Michigan State to a 87-69 victory over the 12th-ranked Wolverines on...

Michigan forward Isaiah Livers (2) attempts a dunk ahead of Presbyterian guard JC Younger (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Livers out of lineup for No. 12 Michigan

Jan. 5, 2020 1:46 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan forward Isaiah Livers was out of the lineup for the 12th-ranked Wolverines against No. 14 Michigan State on Sunday. Livers has been sidelined with a left groin injury. He was at Sunday's game but in street clothes. Coach Juwan Howard said Friday that Livers was day to...