Top 25 men: Penn State stuns No. 4 Michigan
BY Associated Press
Thursday, February 28, 2013
2/28/13 at 8:58 AM
Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State upset No. 4 Michigan 84-78 on Wednesday night in State College, Pa., for its first Big Ten victory in more than a year.
The Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14) had lost 18 straight regular-season conference games dating to last season, but they roared back from a 15-point deficit with 10:39 left behind the energetic play of Marshall. The junior guard scored 19 in the second half, including four 3s that whipped the Jordan Center fans into a frenzy.
D.J. Newbill added 17 points for Penn State, which hit a season-high 10 3-pointers. Marshall's twisting drive to the basket gave the Nittany Lions a three-point lead before Michigan's Glenn Robinson III misfired on a 3 with 17 seconds left.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points for the Wolverines (23-5, 10-5). All five of Michigan's losses have come on the road in the Big Ten.
No. 5 Miami 76, Virginia Tech 58: In Coral Gables, Fla., Shane Larkin had 22 points and six assists to lead the Hurricanes (23-4, 14-1), who were coming off a loss at Wake Forest that ended their 14-game winning streak and their bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
No. 7 Georgetown 79, Connecticut 78, 2 OT: In Storrs, Conn., Otto Porter Jr.'s layup with 9.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime gave Georgetown (22-4, 12-3 Big East) a wild victory over Connecticut, the Hoyas' 10th straight win and first-ever at Gampel Pavilion.
No. 10 Louisville 79, DePaul 58: In Rosemont, Ill., Russ Smith scored 17 points, Peyton Siva had 16 and Louisville (23-5, 11-4 Big East) beat DePaul for its fourth consecutive victory.
No. 18 Saint Louis 70, Saint Joseph's 53: In St. Louis, Dwayne Evans had 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in perhaps his most complete effort of the season, helping Saint Louis (22-5, 11-2 Atlantic 10) run its winning streak to 10 games with a victory over Saint Joseph's.
No. 23 Pittsburgh 64, South Florida 44: In Pittsburgh, Tray Woodall scored 14 points and Pittsburgh pulled away in the second half, handing South Florida its 10th consecutive loss.
Dante Taylor had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (22-7, 10-6 Big East), who have won nine of 12. They remained in the middle of the race for a double-bye in next month's conference tournament.
Original Print Headline: Penn State stuns Michigan
Penn State's Jermaine Marshall (center) pulls down a rebound between teammate Ross Travis (left) and a Michigan defender during the first half of Wednesday's game in State College, Pa. RALPH WILSON/Associated Press