Michigan cruises to victory
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
12/05/12 at 5:42 AM
Trey Burke had 20 points and seven assists, and No. 3 Michigan eased past Western Michigan for a 73-41 victory Tuesday night in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Wolverines (8-0) had actually lost their previous two games against the Broncos, but that was more than a decade ago. Western Michigan (6-2) had won six straight coming into this game, including a victory over South Florida, but the Broncos wasted a chance to stay with the Wolverines, turning the ball over 13 times in the first half.
No. 5 Louisville 80, Charleston 38: Wayne Blackshear had 18 points and Louisville used its stifling defense to take control in Charleston, S.C.
The Cardinals (7-1) used a 22-7 run midway through the opening half to build a 36-14 lead and easily win their second straight since a loss to Duke.
No. 8 Arizona 63, Southern Miss 55: Nick Johnson scored 23 points, Kevin Parrom had 13 of his 14 in the second half and Arizona overcame a season-high 27 turnovers to hold off Southern Miss in Tucson, Ariz.
Arizona (6-0) struggled against Southern Miss' zone defense, throwing passes into traffic, to open spaces, even one that sailed over the coaches on the bench into the crowd.
No. 12 Missouri 81, SE Missouri St. 65: Laurence Bowers scored a career-high 26 points to help Missouri rally from 10 points down at halftime and beat Southeast Missouri State in Columbia, Mo.
The Tigers trailed for 17 minutes before Bowers made a turnaround jumper to give Missouri a 57-56 lead with 10:56 remaining, then stretched the lead to 73-62 with 4:16 left on an alley-oop dunk by Keion Bell.
No. 13 Illinois 72, Western Carolina 64: Brandon Paul scored 14 points and No. 13 Illinois earned a win over Western Carolina in Champaign, Ill.
Western Carolina tied the game at 54-54 with 5:53 left.
Illinois guard D.J. Richardson hit 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions for a 62-56 lead. Richardson finished with 13 points.
No. 14 Minnesota 88, South Dakota State 64: At Minneapolis, Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points before halftime, and Minnesota breezed to a victory over a South Dakota State team missing point guard Nate Wolters.
Hollins swished his first six 3-point attempts and finished 8 for 9 from the field for the Gophers (9-1), who reached their highest ranking in the Associated Press poll this week in six years under coach Tubby Smith.
No. 15 Georgetown 64, Texas 41: At New York, Otto Porter had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Georgetown to a victory over Texas in the opener of the Jimmy V Classic.
Nate Lubick added 13 points and Markel Starks had 11 for the Hoyas, who led by 13 at halftime.
No. 25 North Carolina St. 69, Connecticut 65: Richard Howell had 13 points and grabbed all 10 of his rebounds in the second half, and C.J. Leslie had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 25 North Carolina State over Connecticut in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic in New York.