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Michigan scores final 11 points to beat Purdue

Posted at 4:44 PM, Feb 13, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Zak Irvin scored 22 points and Michigan scored the game’s final 11 points to beat No. 18 Purdue 61-56 on Saturday.

ANN ARBOR, MI - FEBRUARY 13:  Derrick Walton #10 of the Michigan Wolverines passes around Isaac Haas #44 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half at Crisler Arena on February 13, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, MI – FEBRUARY 13: Derrick Walton #10 of the Michigan Wolverines passes around Isaac Haas #44 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half at Crisler Arena on February 13, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

The Wolverines (19-7, 9-4 Big Ten) overcame an awful stretch of shooting in the second half, rallying late behind Irvin and Derrick Walton. Irvin’s jumper from near the free throw line put Michigan up 57-56 with just over a minute remaining, and it was Purdue (20-6, 8-5) that suddenly couldn’t score down the stretch.

Caleb Swanigan missed from inside for the Boilermakers, and after Michigan’s Mark Donnal missed a 3-point attempt, Purdue’s Ryan Cline missed a 3 of his own.

Walton’s two free throws with 15.8 seconds remaining made it 59-56, and with the Boilermakers trying for a quick two points, Vince Edwards missed.