INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Top-seeded Michigan salvaged the Big Ten's best hope for NCAA Tournament glory Monday with an 86-78 win over talent-rich LSU.
Chaundee Brown and Eli Brooks scored 21 points each for the roller-coaster ride of a victory.
The Wolverines used a 14-1 run over the decisive stretch midway through the second half to pull away and preserve.
It's a glimmer of hope for a conference that has mostly tanked these four days in Indianapolis.
After the win, Michigan and Maryland were the only teams left for the Big Ten, which placed a nation-leading nine in the bracket.