No. 4 Michigan prevails against No. 9 Michigan State, 58-57 | College men's basketball roundup
A 10-point lead had slipped away in the final minutes, and it looked like the best Trey Burke and Michigan could hope for was another chance...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A 10-point lead had slipped away in the final minutes, and it looked like the best Trey Burke and Michigan could hope for was another chance in overtime.
Then the star point guard decided to gamble, reaching in and knocking the ball away from Michigan State's Keith Appling with the game on the line.
"I take my eyes off it for a second to see their formation, and there's Trey going down the other end," Wolverines coach John Beilein said.
Burke's steal and dunk put Michigan (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten) ahead by two with 22 seconds remaining, and the fourth-ranked Wolverines held on for a pulsating 58-57 win over No. 9 Michigan State on Sunday. Burke had 21 points and eight assists, and he had enough energy left down the stretch to help Michigan to a much-needed victory.
The Wolverines avenged a 75-52 loss at Michigan State last month — and they rebounded from Wednesday night's stunning defeat at Penn State with an inspired performance at home.
The Spartans (22-7, 11-5) had the ball with the shot clock off and the score tied at 56, but Burke stole the ball from Appling near midcourt and went in alone for the game's last field goal.
Michigan State called a timeout with 4.9 seconds left but never got a shot off. Burke stole a pass by Gary Harris to end the game.
At Stanford 84, Utah 66
Chasson Randle scored 22 points and matched his career high with six assists, and Stanford snapped its longest losing streak at home this season with a victory over Utah.
Dwight Powell had 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists while Gabriel Harris had a career-high 14 points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Cardinal. Stanford (17-13, 8-9 Pac-12) led by as many as 22 points, using a big run in the second to pull away. The Cardinal had lost three in a row at Maples Pavilion.
Jarred DuBois had 22 points for Utah, 14 in the second half. It wasn't enough to prevent the Utes (11-17, 3-13) from losing their fourth straight.