No. 1 Michigan gets easy win
BY Associated Press
Thursday, January 31, 2013
1/31/13 at 5:36 AM
Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and No. 1 Michigan was nearly flawless at the start Wednesday night en route to a 68-46 victory over Northwestern in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Wolverines made 10 of their first 11 shots and went the entire first half without a turnover. They didn't commit a foul, either, until the final minute of the half.
Michigan took over the top spot in the AP poll this week for the first time since the 1992-93 season. The Wolverines can now prepare for Saturday night's showdown at No. 3 Indiana.
No. 3 Indiana 97, Purdue 60: In West Lafayette, Ind., Cody Zeller scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, Christian Watford added 17 points and Indiana routed rival Purdue to hand the Boilermakers their worst loss at Mackey Arena.
The Hoosiers (19-2, 7-1 Big Ten) have won four straight overall and five consecutive road games in league play, keeping a share of the conference lead.
Purdue (11-10, 4-4) was led by freshman center A.J. Hammons, who had a career-high 30 points, but couldn't avoid a second straight home loss to the Hoosiers.
No. 4 Florida 75, South Carolina 36: In Gainesville, Fla., Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario scored 15 points apiece as Florida dominated another Southeastern Conference opponent.
Florida (17-2, 7-0 SEC) pulled ahead 55-15 on Scottie Wilbekin's floater in the lane with 12:32 remaining, sending the happy home crowd to the exits even earlier than usual this season.
No. 5 Duke 75, Wake Forest 70: In Winston-Salem, N.C., Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 32 points as Duke held off Wake Forest.
Seth Curry added 21 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minutes for the Blue Devils (18-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).
LSU 73, No. 17 Missouri 70: In Baton Rouge, La., Anthony Hickey scored 20 points and Andre Stringer added 18 as LSU scored the upset.
Phil Pressey scored 25 for Missouri (15-5, 4-3), which has lost all four of its games on the opposing team's home court this season.
No. 18 Kansas State 83, Texas 57: In Manhattan, Kan., Thomas Gipson had 17 points off the bench, Angel Rodriguez added 11 points and eight assists, and Kansas State routed Texas to snap a two-game skid.
No. 21 Creighton 91, Missouri St. 77: In Omaha, Neb., Doug McDermott scored 29 points and made five of Creighton's 15 3-pointers in the Bluejays' win.
No. 24 Cincinnati 62, Rutgers 54: In Cincinnati, Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points and Cincinnati overcame a 10-point deficit for a sweep of their season series.
Michigan guard Trey Burke looks to pass around the defense of Northwestern forward Mike Turner during the first half of their game in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday. CARLOS OSORIO/Associated Press