(ANN ARBOR, MI) — Cody Zeller scored with 13 seconds left to give No. 2 Indiana a 72-71 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Sunday, as the Hoosiers win the Big Ten championship.
It was the first outright Big Ten title in two decades for the Hoosiers (26-5, 14-4), who were down by five points in the final minute of play.
The Wolverines (25-6, 12-6) could not ice the game from the free-throw line, allowing the Hoosiers to come back and take the lead in the final seconds.
“We’ve been working on that all year, closing out games,” said Zeller. He led the Hoosiers with 25 points and 10 rebounds.
With the loss, Michigan fell to fourth place in the Big Ten thanks to Sunday victories by Michigan State and Ohio State. Trey Burke scored 20 points for the Wolverines.
The Hoosiers finish the regular-season with a 5-0 record against top-10 teams.
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