Indiana still needs a knockout punch.
At least this season, the Hoosiers have found a finishing touch.
Robert Johnson scored 20 points Tuesday night, Troy Williams added 15 and Indiana held off hard-charging Penn State 76-73 after a potentially tying three-pointer was waved off by the officials and confirmed by a replay review.
"Fortunately for us, we're learning how to win close games," Hoosiers coach Tom Crean said. "It's not always pretty, but you don't get rewards for pretty. You get rewards for winning and you get rewards for winning enough."
Indiana (13-4, 3-1 Big Ten) struggled last season to protect late leads and wound up missing all of the postseason tournaments.
This season, the Hoosiers have held up when challenged.
The Nittany Lions (12-5, 0-4) trimmed a 12-point deficit to three in the final minute, then got a defensive stop, took possession on a jump ball and had a chance to tie it with the ball in their best scorer's hands.
D.J. Newbill missed the contested shot from the left wing, Brandon Taylor grabbed the rebound, raced to the three-point line and hit a three — just after the buzzer sounded. The hopeful Nittany Lions stood on the court, knowing what the result would be.
"It was late, I could see it was late. I saw the red lights go on," coach Patrick Chambers said.
Ohio State 71, Michigan 52: D'Angelo Russell scored 21 points, Sam Thompson added 12 and the Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines in Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio State (14-4, 3-2) also got 10 points from Amir Williams while Shannon Scott had eight assists to go along with seven points.
Caris LeVert scored 14 points and Zak Irvin had 11 for Michigan (10-7, 3-2), which had a two-game winning streak end.
Any chance the Wolverines had of erasing a 39-24 halftime deficit was lost when they went cold and the Buckeyes took a 52-24 lead.
"They've been down 10-15 points every game at halftime," Thompson said. "We knew the game wasn't over."
Wisconsin is getting its leading scorer back after 7-footer Frank Kaminsky was cleared to return to practice following a concussion.
The preseason All-America sat out Sunday's 67-62 loss at Rutgers because of the injury. Kaminsky said he started feeling concussion symptoms after taking an elbow to the head in the first half of last week's 62-55 victory over Purdue.
Kaminsky said he didn't think it was a bad concussion. The athletic big man, who averages 16.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, is expected to play when the Badgers (15-2, 3-1) host Nebraska (10-6, 2-2) on Thursday.