Wolverines Top Fighting Illini 74-60
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – Trey Burke scored a game high 19 points guiding the Michigan Wolverines to a 74-60 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday.
As heard on the Michigan Flagship station WWJ Newsradio 950 – Michigan (19-1) could move to No. 1 in the nation with the win – it would be for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
Duke’s lopsided loss to Miami earlier in the week opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP poll comes out Monday – and Michigan put itself in position to take the top spot.
Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points for the Wolverines (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten). 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 costly turnovers.
Michigan’s Jordan Morgan did not return after leaving early with an apparent ankle injury.
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