College basketball roundup: Michigan states case for No.1

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No. 2 Michigan 74, Illinois 60: Trey Burke scored 19 points and Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a Big Ten victory yesterday over host Illinois that could push the Wolverines to No. 1 for the first time since the 1992-93 season.

“You compete for a Big Ten championship, then you go on and compete for a national championship,” said Burke, a Northland graduate. “That’s the number one you want down the line.”

Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points for the Wolverines (19-1, 6-1). Nik Stauskas and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 12 each.

Brandon Paul led Illinois (15-6, 2-5) with 15 points, but had five of Illinois’ 15 turnovers. Illinois closed to seven points with just over nine minutes left when a D.J. Richardson steal set up Joseph Bertrand’s basket.

But Michigan’s Mitch McGary put back a Burke miss. Then Burke, who had five rebounds and five assists, dunked off a Paul turnover to put the Wolverines ahead 59-48.

Men’s highlights

No. 7 Indiana 75, No. 13 Michigan State 70: Victor Oladipo had 21 points, seven rebounds and six steals, leading Indiana (18-2, 6-1) over host Michigan State (17-4, 6-2) in the Big Ten. Michigan State was led by Gary Harris, who had 21 points and made five three-pointers.

Purdue 65, Iowa 62, OT: Terone Johnson had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Ronnie Johnson scored 15 points to lead host Purdue (11-9, 4-3) over Iowa (13-7, 2-5) in the Big Ten. Mike Gesell had 18 points to lead the Hawkeyes.

Women’s highlights

No. 15 Purdue 67, No. 25 Michigan State 62, OT: Drey Mingo had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Purdue (17-3, 6-1) defeated host Michigan State (16-4, 4-3). It’s the fourth overtime victory for the Boilermakers in Big Ten play.

No. 17 Dayton 83, Massachusetts 44: Amber Deane and Andrea Hoover scored 18 points each as host Dayton (17-1, 5-0 Atlantic 10) routed Massachusetts (3-17, 1-4) for its fifth straight victory.

Iowa 63, No. 23 Michigan 57: Bethany Doolittle scored 19 points to help Iowa (16-5, 5-1) avenge a loss to host Michigan (16-4, 5-2) in a Big Ten game

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