Glenn Robinson III. Photo credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports.

Michigan Wolverines v. Purdue Boilermakers final score: Michigan defeats Purdue 77-76 (OT)

The No. 16 Michigan Wolverines defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 77-76 in overtime at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana.  The Wolverines improved to 20-7 (12-3 Big Ten), and the Boilermakers fell to 15-13 (5-10 Big Ten).

Michigan called a timeout down by one point with two seconds to go in overtime.  Purdue also called a timeout to make sure they knew their defensive assignments.  However, the Boilermakers were unable to stop a last second inbound pass to Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III, who scored the game-winning layup as time expired.

It was a wild finish to a wild game.  The Boilermakers were up 37-24 at the half, and the Wolverines finally tied the Boilermakers with less than two minutes to go in regulation.  After Boilermaker guard Ronnie Johnson made a layup to put Purdue ahead 65-63 with 1:09 left, Michigan guard Nik Stauskas hit two free throws to tie the score with 53 seconds to go.  The game went to overtime after both teams missed their opportunity to break the tie.

Michigan leads the Big Ten standings by one game over No. 18 Michigan State.

Next game: Michigan plays Minnesota on Saturday at 6 pm ET.  Purdue plays at Iowa on Sunday at 2:05 pm ET.

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