Lamar Stevens pumped his arms, pointed with two fingers to the Bryce Jordan Center hardwood and screamed toward Penn State's student section. This is his court.
Penn State's rangy forward owned it Tuesday night, then shared it with hundreds of fans who rushed Stevens and his teammates after Penn State upset No. 6 Michigan, 75-69, at State College, Pa.
Stevens scored 15 of his 26 points in the first half and grabbed 12 rebounds to pace the Nittany Lions (9-15, 2-11 Big Ten), who led for all but 3:15. His physical play on the defensive end helped hold the conference-leading Wolverines (22-3, 11-3) to just 27 points in the first half.
Penn State pulled away over the first 20 minutes as its star heated up and Michigan played the second half without its coach. John Beilein received back-to-back technical fouls and was ejected for arguing with officials as the teams entered the locker rooms after the first half.
NO. 24 MARYLAND 70, NO. 12 PURDUE 56: Jalen Smith scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, and the Terrapins frustrated the Boilermakers and sharpshooter Carsen Edwards in a victory at College Park, Md.
Down by eight at halftime, Maryland (19-6, 10-4) took the lead for the first time with 10 minutes left before pulling away. The comeback was fueled by Smith, Eric Alaya and fellow freshman Aaron Wiggins.
Edwards scored 24 for Purdue (17-7, 10-3), but was limited to seven points after halftime on 2-for-13 shooting.
No. 11 MICHIGAN STATE 67, No. 20 WISCONSIN 59: Cassius Winston scored 23 points to help Michigan State beat Wisconsin at Madison, Wis.
In doing so, the Michigan State (20-5, 11-3 Big Ten) star outdueled Wisconsin's Ethan Happ, who scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
At times, the game seemed like a contest between the two heavyweights as Winston seemed to answer every Happ hook shot with a floater or 3-pointer.
But Wisconsin (17-7, 9-4) staggered at home, going more than five minutes without a point as the Spartans put the game away.
DRAKE 72, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 69: D.J. Wilkins tied his season high with 20 points as Drake narrowly beat Southern Illinois at Carbondale.
Brady Ellingson had 17 points for Drake (19-7, 8-5 MVC). Nick McGlynn added 10 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Tremell Murphy had seven rebounds for the visitors.
Armon Fletcher had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Salukis (13-13, 6-7). Kavion Pippen added 19 points.
NO. 19 LSU 73, NO. 5 KENTUCKY 71: Kavell Bigby-Williams's tip-in at the buzzer lifted No. 19 LSU to a win over fifth-ranked Kentucky at Lexington, Ky.
With the game tied after Keldon Johnson made two free throws with 6 seconds left, Skylar Mays drove the length of the court. His shot missed but Bigby-Williams got the offensive rebound and scored to give the Tigers their first win over the Wildcats since 2009. It was just the sixth time ever that LSU (20-4, 10-1 Southeastern Conference) has beaten Kentucky (20-4, 10-2).
No. 10 MARQUETTE 92, DEPAUL 73: Markus Howard scored 36 points, Sam Hauser had 17 and Marquette cruised by DePaul at Chicago.
Femi Olujobi scored 19 points for DePaul (13-10, 5-7), and Max Strus had 16.
No. 25 BUFFALO 76, AKRON 70: CJ Massinburg scored 21 points, Dontay Caruthers added 15 and Buffalo turned up its defensive intensity in the second half and held on to beat host Akron, dropping the Zips to 0-31 against ranked teams.