ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — It took a pair of overtimes to do it, but Michigan finally broke loose from Purdue and went on to an 84-78 victory in Ann Arbor.
During regulation play and the first overtime, neither team led by more than six points.
But the 19th-ranked Wolverines scored the first nine points of the second OT then held off the Boilermakers in the closing moments.
Overshadowed by the loss was a tremendous game by Purdue's Trevion Williams. The sophomore forward had 36 points and 20 rebounds.
The Boilers had to make due without center Matt Haarms who left the game with an injury late in the first half.
The loss drops Purdue to 9-7 overall and 2-3 in the BIg Ten. The Boilermakers host number-8 Michigan State on Sunday.