The Wolverines went 19 for 52 from the floor, including 5 for 21 beyond the arc, in losing for the sixth time in seven games.
Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine celebrated Feb. 14 in style, sinking a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds remaining to give Michigan State a 59-56 victory over No. 23 Ohio State.
The Spartans finished 7 of 18 at the line, showing why they entered the game 14th in the conference in free throws and 321st in the nation.
Although neither team is ranked, Sunday’s game is still a big one with potential NCAA tournament implications.
The Wolverines tied the game on Derrick Walton’s 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left in regulation, but the Badgers went right back to their 7-footer, Kaminsky, in overtime.
MSU’s Travis Trice scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half, and Denzel Valentine finished with 21. Branden Dawson tied a career-high with 18 rebounds to go with his eight points.
Freshman Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman nailed a 3-pointer with less than a minute to go, giving Michigan (11-7, 4-2 Big Ten) a 56-52 lead with 1:02 left.
Maryland (17-2, 5-1) sank 11 3-pointers and limited the Spartans (12-6, 3-2) to 3-for-17 shooting from beyond the arc.
The extra session was finally kind to the Spartans, who had lost their first three overtime games this season, including a double-OT defeat against Maryland late last month.
The Wolverines trailed 49-40 after Minnesota’s Nate Mason made 3-pointer with 8:56 remaining, but the Golden Gophers went nearly seven minutes before their next field goal.