Northwestern made a sweeping change by hiring Chris Collins in the offseason and sent out a loud message in the process.
Ohio State had its hands full with Northwestern. The Buckeyes did enough to win.
Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and No. 1 Michigan was nearly flawless at the start Wednesday night en route to a 68-46 victory over Northwestern.
John Beilein acknowledged Monday afternoon that he had quite a few text messages on his phone.
No matter how many wins Michigan piles up, Trey Burke insisted one thing will not change. The Wolverines will keep seeing themselves as underdogs, even after nights like this.
The Northwestern Wildcats hope they can finally move on from their fourth-quarter struggles.
Michigan State left the field after its final home game with a familiar feeling.
Jeff Budzien kicked a 27-yard field goal with 7:30 remaining, and Northwestern was able to hold on to this fourth-quarter lead, beating Michigan State 23-20 on Saturday.
He is a former walk-on at Northwestern and he stood out with his sizable girth and teeny-tiny little #1 on the front of his jersey.
The Michigan Wolverines (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten) tie the game with seconds left during regulation play and beat No. 24 Northwestern Wildcats (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) 38-31 in overtime on Saturday.