Michigan holds off Oklahoma State's charge

INDIANAPOLIS -- Derrick Walton, Jr. and D.J. Wilson each sank two pressure-packed free throws during the final 10 seconds Friday afternoon, and No. 7 seed Michigan held off a late rally from No. 10 seed Oklahoma State 92-91 in Midwest Regional action.

Walton led Michigan (25-11) with 26 points, and Wilson added 19 for the Big Ten tournament champion Wolverines, who extended their winning streak to six, including four in the Big Ten tourney.

Oklahoma State (20-13) got 23 points from Jawun Evans and 19 from Jeffrey Carroll. The Cowboys shot 54.7 percent (35 of 64) and outrebounded Michigan 40-21 but could not overcome the Wolverines' 16 made 3-pointers in 29 attempts (55.2 percent).

Walton's 3-pointer with 9:06 remaining pushed Michigan into a 70-64 lead, but Evans countered with a layup to pull the Cowboys to within 70-66. It was close the rest of the way.

Michigan led 41-40 through 20 minutes, getting 11 points from Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and 10 from Wilson and eight from Zak Irvin.

Oklahoma State got nine each from Carroll and Davon Dillard and eight from Evans.

The Wolverines shot only 41.9 percent (13 of 31) before intermission but took advantage of eight Cowboys turnovers to enjoy a 10-4 advantage in points as the result of turnovers. Oklahoma State shot 48.3 percent in the first half (14 of 29) and outrebounded Michigan 22-12.