Wednesday, Feb. 27, then-No. 4 Michigan plays at Penn State. It blows a 10-point lead in the second half and loses to a team that would go on to drop 17 of its last 19 games and end with a 10-win season. The 84-78 result is the Wolverines' fourth loss in seven games. That's when Michigan's season turned.
Michigan had gone into a tailspin -- and there weren't a lot of answers. It began with a loss to Wisconsin, continued with a thrashing at Michigan State and also included an embarrassing setback to Penn State. Trey Burke & Co. needed to prove a point and did just that Sunday against rival Michigan State.