ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Daniel Horton scored 24 points,
including go-ahead free throws with 2:39 left, and Michigan held on
to beat Purdue 68-65 Saturday.
Ron Coleman made one of two free throws with 6.7 seconds left
for the Wolverines (11-2, 1-1 Big Ten) after Matt Kiefer missed a
3-pointer and before Korey Spates was short on a long shot that
would've tied the game just before the final buzzer.
Kiefer scored 21 and Spates had 17 points off the bench for
Purdue (6-7, 0-2).
The depleted Boilermakers led 38-33 at halftime and had the lead
for much of the second half before falling just short of their
first victory on the road this season.
Purdue has lost two players -- Carl Landry and David Teague -- to
season-ending injuries and Tarrance Crump to suspension, and Nate
Minnoy had a knee injury in the Big Ten opener against
Michigan's Dion Harris was held scoreless -- 11 below his average
-- on 0-for-7 shooting. With Harris struggling from the field and
Lester Abram missing his second game with a toe injury, the
Wolverines made just 37.5 percent of their shots.
The Wolverines retired Bill Buntin's No. 22 jersey at halftime,
honoring a mid-1960s star, who died when he was 26 after having a