Michigan Rallies To Beat Penn State 65-62
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – Darius Morris led Michigan to a 65-62 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday.
Morris scored 23 points in the win and received help from Tim Hardaway Jr. and Stu Douglass. Hardaway scored 13 points and Douglass added 14.
The Wolverines (14-10, 4-7 Big Ten) overcame two double-digit deficits in the win. They were trailing by 10 points with 8:15 left in the second half when Morris and Hardaway sparked a 21-7 run to put Michigan ahead 57-53.
Despite the two big leads and 31 points from Talor Battle, Penn State couldn’t hang on for the win. Battle was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line and drained five 3-pointers.
The Nittany Lions (12-10, 5-6 Big Ten) were without their leading rebounder, Jeff Brooks. Brooks suffered a dislocated right shoulder and continues to be day-to-day.
His replacement, Cammeron Woodyard, was the team’s second leading scorer with a career-high 10 points.
The Nittany Lions now face Michigan State (13-10, 5-6 Big Ten) onThursday.