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Zavier Simpson had 22 points and nine assists and 19th-ranked Michigan survived a double-overtime scare and a career night from sophomore forward Trevion Williams to top Purdue, 84-78, at Ann Arbor, Mich., on Thursday.
Jon Teske supplied 18 points and nine rebounds for Michigan (11-4 overall, 2-2 Big Ten), and freshman Franz Wagner contributed 15 points. David DeJulius chipped in 11 points.
Williams scored a career-high 36 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. Isaiah Thompson added 14 points for the Boilermakers (9-7, 2-3).
The Wolverines’ second-leading scorer, Isaiah Livers, missed his second straight game due to a groin injury.
Simpson scored the first points of the first overtime on a layup. After a couple of Michigan free throws, Williams made two free throws and a putback to tie it at 66-all.
Williams scored on a post-up before Simpson answered with a layup. Those were the final points of the first overtime.
Teske began the second overtime with a three-point play and Michigan never trailed from that point.
Simpson drained a 3-pointer to give the Wolverines a six-point lead. When Wagner hit another long ball, the Wolverines’ lead was nine with 2:34 remaining.
The Boilermakers never got closer than four points the rest of the way.
The Wolverines emerged from a sloppy first half with a 32-28 lead. They converted 15 Boilermakers turnovers into 13 points, while Purdue scored seven points off nine Michigan giveaways.
Neither side had much breathing room in the second half.
Williams made his second 3-pointer of the season to allow Purdue to regain the lead with 1:28 left in regulation. Simpson made it 60-all on a layup with 56 seconds left.
Williams scored again with 44 seconds to go when Teske was called for goaltending. Simpson drove for a layup to tie it once again with 19 seconds left.
Purdue came up empty on its final possession of regulation, sending the game to overtime.
—Field Level Media