An ice pack strapped to his right knee, Jermaine Marshall slowly walked down the Jordan Center corridor back to the Penn State locker room after a tough loss to end the regular season.
Trailing by 19 points with 9 minutes left, Marshall's scrappy play helped the Nittany Lions fight back and get within four with 2:38 to go against No. 13 Michigan before losing 71-65 on Sunday.
Trey Burke scored 19 points and Michigan shot 59 percent from the field to keep its hopes for a share of the Big Ten title alive, while the Nittany Lions closed the regular season with four straight losses.
Evan Smotrycz added 17 points for the Wolverines (23-8, 13-5), who needed Ohio State to beat Michigan State later Sunday to claim a portion of its first conference championship since 1986.
Marshall had a career-high 27 points and eight rebounds for Penn State (12-19, 4-14), including a dunk that riled up the Jordan Center crowd and a layup to close that 19-point deficit to 62-58.
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