Michigan wins, eyes No. 1
BY Associated Press
Monday, January 28, 2013
1/28/13 at 5:41 AM
Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win Sunday over Illinois in Champaign, Ill., that could push the Wolverines to No. 1 in the nation 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).
Michigan's Jordan Morgan did not return after leaving early with an apparent ankle injury.
No. 7 Indiana 75, No. 13 Michigan St. 70: In Bloomington, Ind., Victor Oladipo took control for Indiana in the opening minutes and never let go.
The junior guard scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and finished with six steals, leading the Hoosiers over the Spartans.
Indiana (18-2, 6-1 Big Ten) has won three straight and two in a row in this series. The latest win helped break up the logjam between three teams that started the day with only one loss each in conference play.
Michigan State (17-4, 6-2) was led by Gary Harris, Indiana's 2012 Mr. Basketball, who had 21 points and made five 3-pointers. Adreian Payne added 18 points and nine rebounds and doubled his season total by making three 3s.
No. 17 Creighton 81, S. Illinois 51: In Carbondale, Ill., Doug McDermott had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Creighton shot 63 percent, bouncing back from a pair of road losses with an easy victory at struggling Southern Illinois.
Gregory Echenique added 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Bluejays (18-3, 7-2 MVC) were 12-of-20 from 3-point range with Ethan Wragge hitting his first four attempts and Jahenns Manigat going 4-for-4.
Creighton also dominated on the boards with a 39-19 cushion and has won 10 straight in the series while shaking off setbacks at Wichita State and Drake.
No. 25 Miami 71, Florida St 47: In Coral Gables, Fla., Trey McKinney Jones scored 15 points Sunday for the Miami Hurricanes as the Atlantic Coast Conference leaders won their seventh game in a row.
The blowout victory before a capacity crowd was the second in a row for the 25th-ranked Hurricanes, ensuring a significant jump in Monday's poll. They drubbed No. 1 Duke on Wednesday.
Miami (15-3, 6-0) is off to its best start in the conference, alone atop the standings, and is 9-0 at home. Florida State is 11-8, 3-3.