The Wolverines led most of the first three-quarters of the game, but then went stone-cold in the last half of the second half -- scoring just two baskets in the final 9:30, one on the final few seconds. And just like that, the game and the season were over.
LaVell Blanchard led Michigan in his last game as a Wolverine with 21 points (14 in the first half) and six rebounds. Michigan's freshman start point guard Daniel Horton gamely played 34 minutes on an ankle sprain he suffered Thursday night, but wore down noticably towards the end.
(AP Photo/Brian Kersey)
In the other Big Ten Tournament games played today:
- Ohio State upset top seed Wisconsin, 58-50 and will face MSU in one semifinal game tomorrow; the Spartans beat Purdue 54-42.
- Illinois defeated Northwestern 94-65 and will meet Indiana in the other semifinal tomorrow.
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