Boxscore
Michigan 71, Penn St. 65
Sunday, March 4, 2012 1:00 PM
Location - Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Officials - Tim Clougherty, Larry Scirotto, Ray Perone
Attendance - 9564

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Michigan 39 32 71
Penn St. 28 37 65

Recap


No. 16 Michigan 71, Penn State 65: Trey Burke had a team-high 19 points and Evan Smotrycz added 17 as the Wolverines kept their Big Ten title hopes alive with a narrow victory over Penn State.

Michigan (23-8, 13-5 Big Ten), which began the day a game back of first-place Michigan State in the conference standings, can finish in a three-way tie for first if the Spartans fall at home to Ohio State in the final game for both teams.

If Michigan State wins, the Wolverines will finish second.

Penn State (12-19, 4-14 Big Ten), a year after posting a 9-9 mark in league play and advancing to the NCAA tournament, finished tied for last with Nebraska. The loss was the Nittany Lions’ fourth straight and their eighth in 10 games.

Penn State will play Indiana or Purdue in the Big Ten tournament’s opening round.

The Nittany Lions trailed 54-35 with 11:43 left, but cut the deficit to 62-58 on Jermaine Marshall’s layup with 2:40 left. They had a chance to make it a one-possession game on their next possession, but Tim Frazier’s attempt rimmed out. Michigan extended the lead to eight moments later.

Marshall had a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds for Penn State, which shot just 38 percent. Ross Travis had 15 and Frazier added 11.

The Wolverines shot 70 percent in the first half — including a seven-of-10 effort from 3-point range — and took a 39-28 lead into halftime. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 13 points and Zack Novak added 11.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Michigan swept the season series for the second straight year… The Wolverines finished 5-4 in Big Ten road games… Penn State went 1-7 against top 25 opponents… Michigan converted 10-of-18 3-point attempts.

Michigan Wolverines

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Trey Burke 36:00 6-10 2-4 5-5 1 2 3 1 3 0 2 1 19
Stu Douglass 35:00 4-5 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 6 0 0 1 1 9
Tim Hardaway, Jr. 37:00 4-9 3-6 2-4 2 2 4 0 2 1 5 1 13
Jordan Morgan 21:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 5 5 1 3 0 1 0 2
Zack Novak 25:00 4-6 1-1 2-4 0 4 4 0 5 2 2 1 11
Evan Smotrycz 30:00 6-7 3-4 2-2 1 3 4 1 4 1 1 0 17
Matt Vogrich 14:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0
Colton Christian 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-42 10-18 11-15 4 19 23 10 19 5 13 5 71
  59.5% 55.6% 73.3% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 13

Penn St. Nittany Lions

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tim Frazier 35:00 4-16 1-2 2-3 3 1 4 5 3 4 3 0 11
Jonathan Graham 17:00 1-7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 2
Jermaine Marshall 40:00 10-18 4-8 3-3 3 5 8 0 1 0 2 0 27
Matt Glover 36:00 0-3 0-0 4-4 4 4 8 1 4 2 2 0 4
Ross Travis 27:00 5-5 0-0 5-7 5 1 6 0 3 0 1 1 15
Trey Lewis 21:00 2-5 1-4 1-1 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 6
Sasa Borovnjak 16:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Nick Colella 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-55 6-14 15-18 15 15 30 8 15 8 11 1 65
  40.0% 42.9% 83.3% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 11
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