Bryn Forbes scored 25 points and No. 11 Michigan State ended a three-game losing streak with a critical victory, beating No. 7 Maryland 74-65 on Saturday night in East Lansing, Mich.
Denzel Valentine had 19 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for the Spartans (17-4, 4-4 Big Ten), who were ranked No. 1 for much of the season before their recent slump. Matt Costello had 15 points and 12 rebounds, six on the offensive end.
After Alvin Ellis III missed a corner three-pointer in the final minute with the Spartans protecting a 68-65 lead, Costello pulled down the offensive rebound — the Spartans' 17th of the game — and kicked out to Forbes, who was fouled and hit both free throws.
Costello then blocked a Maryland shot out of bounds and pulled down a rebound of Jake Layman's missed lefthanded layup attempt. Costello was fouled and hit both free throws for a 72-65 lead with 10.2 seconds left.
Melo Trimble finished with 24 points and seven rebounds for Maryland (17-3, 6-2). Diamond Stone, the Terrapins' standout freshman, was held to six points and six rebounds.
No. 25 Indiana 89, Northwestern 57: Yogi Ferrell had 17 points and six assists, leading the host Hoosiers to their 12th consecutive victory, a blowout of the Wildcats.
The Hoosiers (17-3) are off to their first 7-0 Big Ten start since 1992-93. They have won consecutive conference games by more than 20 points for the first time since January 2007.
"The more simple we can make our passing and the more active we can be in our cutting, the better we are. And we're moving the ball, there's no question about that," Indiana coach Tom Crean said. "Really the last week, we've done a good job of being on time, on target and that's so crucial."
Indiana has matched its longest winning streak since Crean's arrival in 2008 and is one win from matching the school's longest winning streak since Bob Knight was fired in 2000.
Alex Olah scored 19 points and Tre Demps added 17 for the Wildcats (15-6, 3-5), but it wasn't nearly enough to prevent their third consecutive loss.
Indiana scored the first 10 points, used an 11-0 run late in the first half to extend the lead to 41-22 and after the Hoosiers opened the second half by scoring the first six points, they led 49-26.
Michigan 81, Nebraska 68: Duncan Robinson scored 21 points and Derrick Walton Jr. had 12 rebounds to go with his 19 points, leading the Wolverines (15-5, 5-2) over the host Cornhuskers (12-9, 4-4).
The Wolverines (15-5, 5-2 Big Ten) squandered most of an 18-point lead in the second half in front of a spirited sellout crowd in Lincoln, Neb., but they held on to end the Cornhuskers' four-game winning streak. Michigan has won all six meetings with the Huskers since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011.
"In a couple of our away games that we've lost, we've gotten off to very bad starts. It wears on you fighting back where you lose your confidence," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "We had early confidence."
Nebraska, coming off Wednesday's 72-71 upset at Michigan State, got 15 points apiece from Glynn Watson Jr. and Andrew White III.