Michigan just missed on a share of the Big Ten regular-season title and now embarks on its quest to claim the conference tournament championship with a first-round game against Penn State on Thursday at about 2:30 p.m. Follow the game here with updates from Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News.
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Trey Burke scored 21 points while Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nick Stauskas added 15 points each in Michigan’s victory over Penn State.
Jon Horford added 11 points and Mitch McGary had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Wolverines will advance to face Wisconsin in Friday’s quarterfinals.
Penn State led early, going on a 14-0 run, but Michigan fought back with a 21-4 run to lead at halftime and took control in the second half.
D.J. Newbill had 20 points for the Nittany Lions while Sasa Borovnjak added 15 points and Ross Travis had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Michigan has seized control here at the United Center in its opening-round game with Penn State.
Since it led 44-43 early in the second half, Michigan has dominated, pulling ahead in the rebounding battle and seing four players reach double figures, including 21 from Trey Burke.
Penn State has come up short and its two best players — D.J. Newbill and Jermaine Marshall — are a combined 12-for-34 from the field. Newbill has 18 points but is just 9-for-21 while Marshall is 3-for-13.
Michigan can now start planning for Wisconsin in Friday’s quarterfinals.
Michigan has started to impose its will on Penn State, pushing its lead to 16 with less than eight minutes to play.
Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. each have 15 points for the Wolverines while Nik Stauskas has 12 and Mitch McGary has 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Penn State has cooled off and D.J. Newbill is now just 6-for-15 from the field and hasn’t scored in the second half. Sasa Borovnjak has 14 for the Nittany Lions.
Barring another letdown, it appears the Wolverines are cruising into Friday’s matchup with Wisconsin.
Michigan has started to take control, pushing its lead to seven points midway through the second half.
Four Wolverines are in double figures, led by 13 points from Trey Burke, who has had to work for his points by going 5-for-13 from the field.
Three Penn State players have 12 points each, including D.J. Newbill, Sasa Borovnjak and Ross Travis.
Michigan has just one turnover and has 28 second-chance points to 10 for Penn State.
Penn State assured everyone at the United Center it wasn’t going anywhere, hanging with Michigan early in the second half.
Sasa Borovnjak has 12 points for the Nittany Lions and has done a solid job of keeping it close while Michigan now has four players in double-figures.
Penn State was outstanding early in the half, looked like it was in trouble in the middle, and then surged late to trail Michigan by just two points.
DJ Newbill scored 12 points to keep the Nittany Lions in the game while they shot 50 percent from the field.
Michigan took advantage of 17 second-chance points to put together a 21-4 run midway through the half to eliminate Penn State’s early lead.
Mitch McGary provided the spark with 10 points and 10 rebounds while Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. had eight points each.
Michigan did not turn the ball over in the first half but shot just 34.2 percent from the field.
Michigan continues to lead Penn State late in the first half, and much of it is due to its work on the glass, specifically at the offensive end.
The Wolverines have 17 second-chance points to just six for the Nittany Lions.
Mitch McGary has been a beast on the boards with eight rebounds while scoring 10 points.
Penn State isn’t going away, but with a decided disadvantage with rebounding, pulling off a second straight upset will be difficult.
Mitch McGary has provided the spark for Michigan, scoring 10 points and grabbing six rebounds, including three on the offensive end.
Michigan trailed Penn State 14-3 before going on a 21-4 run to open a 24-18 lead.
The Wolverines have also gotten a pair of 3-pointers from Nik Stauskas and Tim Hardaway Jr. after opening the game 1-for-6 from long distance.
Penn State has cooled off a bit and is 10-for-19 from the field.
As quickly as Penn State opened a big lead, Michigan erased it.
The Wolverines are in the midst of an 11-0 run to tie the game at 14 with 11:24 left in the first half.
Mitch McGary has provided a lift with six points and a pair of offensive rebounds since checking into the game for Jordan Morgan.
Michigan looked liked the team that had no desire being here early as Penn State went on a 14-0 run to take an early 14-3 lead here at the United Center.
The Wolverines bounced back with a putback from Mitch McGary and a runner from Tim Hardaway Jr, who has a chance for the three-point play following the timeout.
Michigan is shooting just 27.5 percent to open the game while Penn State is 7-for-12 fro 58.3 percent.
Michigan is the sixth-ranked team in the country but finds itself as the fifth-seeded team and playing on the first day of the Big Ten tournament.
It’s not exactly where the Wolverines expected to be, but considering the opponent, it might be just what they need to get over the loss to Indiana on the final day of the season. A little more than two weeks ago, Penn State stunned Michigan, then the No. 4 team in the country.
Exacting a bit of revenge for that game will be on the Wolverines’ mind as they take the floor here at the United Center in Chicago.
A win today sets up a showdown with Wisconsin on Friday and another shot at redemption.
It was the best conference during the regular season and this weekend shouldn’t disappoint. Michigan gets its shot to start out quickly today.