Careers & Jobs
Real Estate & Rentals
Full MSN Index
The Victors Club
Stadium and Main
Overdrive in Overtime! Michigan 67, NW 55
Special to GoBlueWolverine.com
Posted Feb 21, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Trey Burke, Zack Novak and Stu Douglass hit 3-pointers to start overtime Tuesday night and No. 11 Michigan beat Northwestern 67-55 for its fourth straight victory.
EVANSTON, Ill. --
and Stu Douglass hit 3-pointers to start overtime Tuesday night and No. 11 Michigan beat Northwestern 67-55 for its fourth straight victory.
Burke scored 19 to lead the Wolverines (21-7, 11-4), who made 14 3-pointers and kept their Big Ten title hopes alive with a hard-earned road victory.
Northwestern (16-11, 6-9), whose chances of getting to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history were dealt another blow, got 14 points from
, six below his Big Ten leading average.
Shurna became the school's career scoring leader on Saturday, but he managed only four second-half points Tuesday night.
Burke sank a 3-pointer after an offensive rebound by Novak to give the Wolverines the early lead in overtime. And then two more 3's gave the Wolverines a nine-point lead.
Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 3-pointer with about a minute and a half left in regulation tied the game at 49. Both teams had a chance to go ahead in closing seconds but couldn't.
Northwestern missed two shots and the Burke rebounded the second one and called a timeout with 24.3 seconds to go. The Wolverines moved the ball around before Northwestern's Alex Marcotullio fouled with 4.7 seconds to go.
After both teams used timeouts, Burke put up a contested shot from deep that was well short, forcing the second overtime game of the season between the teams. Michigan won the first meeting 66-64 in Ann Arbor on Jan. 11.
Reggie Hearn, who had 11 points and 11 rebounds, hit a 3-pointer as Northwestern regrouped after three rapid-fire turnovers to give the Wildcats a 45-43 lead. And a Wolverines miss at the other end,. Shurna made a spin move in the lane and dropped the ball in the basket to make it a four-point lead.
But Burke and Hardaway hit 3-pointers for Michigan on either side of a basket Shurna made while falling down making it 49-49 tie with 1:25 left. Michigan clamped down on defense in the second half and the Wolverines took their first lead of the second half when Matt Vogrich sank a 3-pointer from the corner. Seconds later a Northwestern turnover led to a fastbreak layup by Burke and the Wolverines led 41-38 with a little more than eight minutes left.
The Wildcats managed just three baskets on 11 attempts in the first 12 minutes of the second half, a span that saw the Big Ten's leading scorer Shurna go scoreless.
Hearn's hustle and six points during a closing 18-5 run over the final eight minutes drove the Wildcats to a 31-24 halftime lead.
The Wolverines hit six 3-pointers in the first half and had a 19-14 lead before Northwestern's half-court trapping defense started to bother them over the final half of the opening 20 minutes. The Wolverines shot just 8 for 24 overall in the first half, while Northwestern was good on 50 percent and outrebounded Michigan 20-10.
Novak Was Close to Not Playing College Ball
Feb 25, 2012
Trey Burke, U-M top PSU, keep B1G hopes alive
Mar 4, 2012
U-M catches Gophers, Exterminates in OT
Mar 9, 2012
Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of
Go Blue Wolverine
Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from GoBlueWolverine.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a
list of all Team Newsletters
Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to
View My HotList
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to
Basketball > Chesterton Senior HS > Alumni
Basketball > Northland HS > Alumni
View My HotList
Copyright © 2014 Scout.com.
All rights reserved.
Terms of Service
Junior College Football
Advertise on MSN
About our ads
© 2014 Microsoft