Ignas Brazdeikis scored 21 points, Jon Teske had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan beat 17th-ranked Maryland 69-62 Sunday to remain in the hunt for the Big Ten title, at College Park, Maryland.
The Wolverines (26-4, 15-4) clinched a double-bye in the conference tournament and still have chance to overtake first-place Purdue. Michigan, the defending Big Ten champions, must win its finale at Michigan State and hope the Boilermakers lose at least one of their last two.
Michigan trailed 43-41 before Isaiah Livers hit a 3-pointer, Zavier Simpson popped a jumper and Jordan Poole made a layup during a five-minute span in which the Terrapins struggled offensively.
A 3-pointer by Brazdeikis made it 51-45, and Simpson added a desperation running hook in the final seconds of the shot clock for an eight-point lead with 4:38 left.
Bruno Fernando had 12 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high six blocked shots for Maryland (21-9, 12-7), which fell to 7-1 at home in Big Ten play.
Creighton 66, (10) Marquette 60: Martin Krampelj scored 19 points and Ty-Shon Alexander added 14 to pace Creighton past Marquette, at Milwaukee.
Creighton (16-13, 7-9 Big East) outscored Marquette 16-3 down the stretch until a 3-pointer in the closing seconds by Markus Howard, who finished with 33 points.
The Golden Eagles (23-6, 12-4) committed 22 turnovers, which Creighton turned into 18 points.
Howard’s 3-pointer from the left side put Marquette up 54-50, but the Golden Eagles turned it over on their next four possessions. Alexander turned a steal into a short jumper to put Creighton up 56-54 with 3:20 left.
It was only the second home loss for Marquette in 18 games at the new Fiserv Forum.
(25) Washington 62, Stanford 61: Jaylen Nowell scored 13 points but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 during a nervous finish for Washington, which still held off Stanford for a weekend split in the Bay Area, at Stanford, California.
Stanford star KZ Okpala missed an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Huskies secured the loose ball.
Noah Dickerson added 12 points for the Huskies (23-6, 14-2 Pac-12), who lost 76-73 at California on Thursday night as the Golden Bears earned their first conference win.
Josh Sharma scored 16 for Stanford (15-14, 8-9) on a day when leading scorer Okpala was limited to six points with more than two dozen scouts in attendance.
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