MICHIGAN def. PENN STATE, 64-55
After holding Michigan to 16 first half points, Penn State let a 16-point second-half lead slip with 12:24 to play as the Wolverines scored 38 of the game's final 51 points to claim a 64-55 victory Thursday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. U-M senior forward DeShawn Simms led all scorers with 25 points.
The Nittany Lions forced nine turnovers in the first stanza while holding Michigan to 0-for-12 shooting from long range and Big Ten leading scorer Manny Harris to a mere two points in the first half. But the Wolverines would not go quietly, returning in the second half with three consecutive treys in the span of 1:11, shooting 66.7 percent in the second half and 7-of-12 from behind the arc to come from behind for the win. Michigan guard Laval Lucas-Perry ignited the run with four second-half three-pointers, finishing with 16 points on the night.
Penn State fell to 0-3 in the Big Ten and 8-7 on the season as they committed a season-high 17 turnovers and saw Michigan (8-6, 2-1 Big Ten) capitalize scoring 21 of its 48 second half points off miscues and 29 points off turnovers overall.
NORTHWESTERN def. Texas-Pan American, 53-44
Northwestern fended off a determined Texas-Pan American team to claim a 53-44 win Thursday night from Evanston, Ill., in a game that saw two Wildcats post double-doubles. Sophomore forward John Shurna notched his first career double-double, finishing with a game-high 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Wildcats while sophomore center Luka Mirkovic added 11 points and pulled down 11 rebounds of his own to aid in the win.
The 'Cats held the Broncs to just 28 percent shooting on the night while improving to 11-3 on the year with one non-conference opponent remaining in regular-season action.