Trey Burke had 26 points and five rebounds to lead No. 7 Michigan’s rally to an 80-75 victory over Purdue on Wednesday night.
Michigan finally demonstrated the toughness its coach was looking for in a huge win over the weekend.
The Boilermakers couldn’t even take advantage of a banged-up, foul-prone Michigan State squad, allowing Branden Dawson to score 20 points as the 12th-ranked Spartans rolled past Purdue 78-65.
Branden Dawson scored 20 points and Keith Appling added 17, leading No. 12 Michigan State past Purdue 78-65 on Saturday night.
Gary Harris and a host of other banged-up Spartans look to help No. 12 Michigan State earn a fifth straight victory over host Purdue on Saturday night.
No. 18 Michigan State used a 28-7 run in the second half to pull away for an 84-61 victory over Purdue on Saturday.
The Wolverines had big plans this year, too, but like the rest of the Big Ten, have struggled.
Purdue ruins a perfect winning home season for Michigan as the Boilermakers beat the Wolverines 75-61 on Saturday.
Draymond Green scored 20 points, had 10 rebounds, seven assists and almost single-handedly shut down Purdue’s Robbie Hummel in the second half.
The junior from Crawfordsville, Ind., has had multiple rebounds and has scored in the double-digits in each of his last five games. Purdue (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten) plays at home Sunday against No. 4 Michigan State.