ANN ARBOR (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points to push the Michigan Wolverines past the Penn State Nittany Lions 79 – 71 on Sunday.
As heard on flagship station WWJ Newsradio 950 – the Wolverines had a slow start but were able to tie the score at the end of the first half and gained momentum to pull ahead and hold the lead in the second half.
Glenn Robinson, III had a double/double scoring 21 points and adding 10 rebounds – also a career high for the Wolverine – to the winning effort.
The Wolverines (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten) had dropped three of their previous four games, including a 23-point loss Tuesday night on the road against No. 8 Michigan State, and needed a half to shake off their slump.
Michigan appeared to still be struggling to get over its blowout against the rival Spartans when it trailed for much of the first half against a last-place team without a conference win.
The Nittany Lions (8-17, 0-13) led by as many as eight points in the first half. They went ahead 7-plus minutes into the game and had the lead until Burke made a game-tying, off-balance fadeaway with 55 seconds left in the first half.
The Wolverines take on Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday February 24 at the Crisler Center.
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