Zeller lifts Indiana over Michigan, wins Big Ten regular-season title

5:36 PM, Mar 10, 2013   |    comments
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Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) - Cody Zeller's lay-in with 13 seconds remaining proved to be the difference-maker as the No. 2 Hoosiers survived on the road to down seventh-ranked Michigan, 72-71, to clinch their first outright Big Ten Conference regular-season title since 1993.

Zeller finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds and Victor Oladipo added 14 points and 13 boards for the Hoosiers (26-5, 14-4 Big Ten), who won six of eight to end the regular season en route to picking up the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Conference Tournament.

Glenn Robinson III gave Michigan a 71-66 edge with 52 seconds remaining before the Hoosiers capped off an improbable 6-0 run to close the contest with Zeller's baseline lay-in.

Trey Burke scored 20 points on 5-of-8 shooting from behind the arc for the Wolverines (25-6, 12-6), who had a chance to earn a share of the conference title for the second straight season and were looking to remain unbeaten in Ann Arbor for the first time in 36 seasons.

Michigan has the fifth seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament to play Penn State on Thursday. Indiana plays the winner of Illinois versus Minnesota, which will also be played on Thursday.

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