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Penn State misses shot at resume builder, falls to No. 17 Michigan

| Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Michigan's Duncan Robinson (22) makes a basket against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)
Michigan's Duncan Robinson (22) makes a basket against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)
Michigan's Muhammad-Ali Abdu-Rahkman (12) drives to the hoop for a dunk against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)
Michigan's Muhammad-Ali Abdu-Rahkman (12) drives to the hoop for a dunk against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)
Michigan's Zavier Simpson (3) breaks on a loose ball against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)
Michigan's Zavier Simpson (3) breaks on a loose ball against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

UNIVERSITY PARK — Duncan Robinson scored 19 points and Moritz Wagner added 18 to help No. 17 Michigan beat Penn State, 72-63, on Wednesday night.

Jordan Poole had 13 for the Wolverines (23-7, 12-5 Big Ten), who won their fourth straight.

Tony Carr scored 21 points and Lamar Stevens added 19 for the Nittany Lions (19-11, 9-8), who trailed for all but about four minutes.

Michigan took control with a 25-12 run midway through the first and Robinson made Michigan's fifth of 10 3-pointers to put the Wolverines up by 13, their biggest lead of the game, with 3:52 left in the opening half. Back-to-back jumpers from Stevens cut Michigan's halftime lead to 34-26.

The Nittany Lions opened the second with a 13-4 run and took a 39-38 lead when Carr rolled a floater off his fingertips, drew a foul and made the free throw with 16:12 left.

But the Wolverines went ahead for good on Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman's 3-pointer with 10:19 left. Michigan players combined to go 9-for-10 from the free-throw line in the final minute to close out the game.

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