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Michigan 71, South Dakota State 56

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m Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines. (Getty Images/Gregory Shamus)

m Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines. (Getty Images/Gregory Shamus)

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AUBURN HILLS (97.1 The Ticket/AP) – Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Glenn Robinson III combined for over 40 points as the Michigan Wolverines topped  South Dakota State  Jackrabbits  71-56 Thursday night in the NCAA tournament The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Mitch McGary added 13 points and nine rebounds, helping fourth-seeded Michigan overcome a rough night for Trey Burke in the victory over 13th-seeded South Dakota State  on Thursday night.

“Took a big shot for us when we needed separation … his teammates really picked him up, ” said Michigan coach John Beilein about Trey Burke who, was held to just 6 points in the game.

It wasn’t tough at all… whenever one of us is having a bad game the others pick -us up,” said Tim Hardaway, Jr.

Burke made only two field goals and left the game briefly in the second half after a hard fall under the basket. The star point guard came back after that, but he finished with only six points.

Michigan (27-7) advanced anyway behind Robinson, Hardaway and Mitch McGary who added 13 points.

South Dakota State (25-10) trailed by only four at halftime but couldn’t keep up. High-scoring guard Nate Wolters was held to only 10 points.

Burke was held in single digits for the first time all season.

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