NO. 12 INDIANA 73, NO. 16 MICHIGAN 71
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Christian Watford scored 25 points, and Verdell Jones broke a late tie with four straight points to help No. 12 Indiana beat No. 16 Michigan on Thursday night.
Indiana (14-1 2-1 Big Ten) stayed perfect at Assembly Hall and beat a third ranked team this season — its most in one season since 2005-06.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points for Michigan (12-3, 2-1) while Jordan Morgan added 12. The Wolverines have lost 14 of their last 15 at Indiana since 1996.
Hardaway converted a turnover into a dunk to tie the score at 68 with 3:07 to go, Jones broke the tie with four straight points. Watford then made 1 of 2 free throws and Zack Novak’s long heave was off the mark.
NO. 25 GONZAGA 73, PEPPERDINE 45
SPOKANE, Wash. — Freshman Gary Bell Jr. scored 15 points and Gonzaga beat Pepperdine for the 21st consecutive time.
Robert Sacre and Kevin Pangos each scored 11 points for Gonzaga (12-2, 2-0 West Coast Conference), which has won seven straight since consecutive losses to Illinois and Michigan State. They have not lost to the Waves since 2002, their longest current streak against a WCC rival.
Jordan Baker scored 10 points to lead Pepperdine (7-7, 1-2), which has not beaten a ranked opponent since 1994.
The Waves, who came in averaging 60 points per game, never led in the game and shot just 28.3 percent from the field. Their season-low had been 39 points in a loss to UCLA.