Feb 21, 2012; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats guard Reggie Hearn (11) defends Michigan Wolverines guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) during the first half at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Giglio-US PRESSWIRE
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The Michigan Wolverines dominated overtime to secure a crucial 67-55 victory against the Northwestern Wildcats at Northwestern on Tuesday night.
Michigan remained tied with Ohio State within one-half game of the Big Ten Conference-leading Michigan State Spartans by erasing a seven-point halftime deficit and outscoring Northwestern in the overtime period 18-6. The Wolverines opened the extra session with three straight three-pointers and never looked back.
John Shurna, who recently became Northwestern's all-time leading scorer, led the Wildcats with 14 points.
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