March 10, 2017
This was the second overtime game of the 2017 Big Ten Tournament and only the 10th OT game in tournament history. The only other time there have been two OT games in a single Big Ten Tournament was 2010. Michigan and Purdue also played an overtime game in the 1999 tournament (won by Michigan, 79-73). Each school has played in three Big Ten Tournament games that went to OT (Michigan is now 3-0 and Purdue is 0-3). In a game that was competitive throughout, the game was tied for 15:01. Michigan led for 16:19, while Purdue was on top for 13:40.
Michigan improved its all-time Big Ten Tournament record to 20-18. Michigan is 3-1 vs. Purdue in tournament play.
Michigan was 2-of-6 from the field during overtime, while Purdue was 1-of-8 (only FG came with :02.1 remaining).
Michigan closed the first half on a 15-5 run over the last 4:18 to take a 38-37 lead. If not for the successful 50-foot heave at the buzzer by Purdue's P.J. Thompson, it would have been a 15-2 run.
D.J. Wilson finished with a team-high 26 points vs. Purdue. Eighteen of those points came in the first half on 8-of-11 shooting from the field. Wilson was held to just nine points the first time Michigan played Purdue. Wilson's 26-point effort was just two points shy of his season best (28 pts at Iowa, 1/1/17).
Michigan's halftime adjustments on the inside twosome of Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas proved to be effective. In the first half, Swanigan and Haas combined for 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field. In the second half, Michigan limited the Purdue pair to just nine points on 3-of-9 shooting. Haas didn't hit a second-half field goal until 7:35; Swanigan failed to convert a second-half field goal. Similarly, Michigan held Dakota Mathias scoreless until 3:30 left in regulation (3 total points on 1-of-8 shooting).
Since an 85-69 loss at Illinois on 1/11/17, the Wolverines have won eight of their last 10 games.
Zak Irvin scored 13 points, his 26th game this season in double figures. He played in his 137th career game, second most in program history.
Michigan's starting five scored all but eight of its team's 74 points.
Michigan finished the Big Ten season as the conference's No. 1 free throw shooting team (.771). It hit 18-of-23 free throws vs. Purdue today (.783).
Regarding its next potential opponents, Michigan split its two-game series with Michigan State (losing at East Lansing, 70-62, and winning at Ann Arbor, 86-57). At Minnesota, in its only game against the Gophers, Michigan lost in overtime, 83-78.
With 13 points and 13 rebounds today against Michigan, sophomore Caleb Swanigan posted his 26th double-double of the season, tying Ohio State's Jerry Lucas (three times – 1960, 1961, 1962) and the Buckeyes' Brad Sellers (1986) for the most double-doubles in one season by a Big Ten student. Swanigan has scored in double figures in 31 of Purdue's 32 games this season. The sophomore has now had at least 10 rebounds in 27 games this season. With five assists as well, today's performance marks Swanigan's fourth game this season with 10+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists.
Isaac Haas scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field. The junior's eight made field goals fell just one short of his career high.
With six rebounds today against the Wolverines, junior Vincent Edwards became the fifth player in school history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 250 assists in his career.
Freshman Carsen Edwards scored 17 points against Michigan, his 16th game with at least 10 points this season. Edwards also had a career-high four steals.
Purdue's bench outscored Michigan's bench 37-8.