No. 3 Michigan improves to 10-0
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke scored 19 points and freshman Nik Stauskas added 12 to lead No. 3 Michigan to a 67-39 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday night.
The Wolverines (10-0) are off to their best start since their national title season of 1988-89, and this win was every bit the mismatch it was expected to be. The Bearcats (2-9), coming off a 22-point loss to Bryant, led 10-8 before the Wolverines went on a 19-2 run.
It was 34-14 at halftime.
Jordan Reed was Binghamton’s only player in double figures with 11 points. He also had eight rebounds.
The Wolverines were favored by 37½ points, but they got off to a slow start, allowing the Bearcats to match them in the early going. Rayner Moquete’s 3-pointer off a Michigan turnover put Binghamton up two, but the lead was short lived.
Tim Hardaway Jr.’s three-point play 23 seconds later put the Wolverines back ahead, and Stauskas and Hardaway made it 21-12 with back-to-back 3-pointers.
No. 10 ILLINOIS 65, NORFOLK ST. 54
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Brandon Paul scored 14 points and D.J. Richardson overcame a shoulder injury to add 11, helping Illinois hold off Norfolk State.
The Illini (11-0), coming off a win at Gonzaga that helped move them into the top 10, were sluggish against the Spartans. Illinois came in shooting 46 percent but hit just 35 percent Tuesday.
Rashid Gaston scored 12 points and Pendarvis Williams added 11 for Norfolk State (6-6), which led for much of the first half.
Richardson left late in the first half with a badly bruised shoulder but returned. His layup with just under two minutes remaining put the Illini up 56-51 and they held on for the win.
No. 13 MINNESOTA 70, NORTH DAKOTA ST. 57
MINNEAPOLIS — Rodney Williams scored a season-high 19 points, including a 360-degree dunk off a fast break, and Trevor Mbakwe grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds to help lead Minnesota past North Dakota State.
Mbakwe added 14 points and Andre Hollins had 11 for the Gophers (11-1), who have won 16 straight games in this series, last losing in 1936.
Lawrence Alexander led the Bison (8-3) with 19 points, Taylor Braun added 15 and Marshall Bjorklund 12. Braun, who won two of the last three Summit League Player of the Week awards, fouled out with 3:57 left on a pump-fake power move by Mbakwe for a layup and three-point play.
Lady Terps rip Tpwson
TOWSON, Md. — Alyssa Thomas had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Katie Rutan added a season-high 16 points to lead No. 10 Maryland to an 88-43 win over Towson.
Tianna Hawkins added 14 points and Alicia DeVaughn 12 for the Terrapins (7-2), who have won three straight by an average of nearly 40 points after their loss to No. 2 Connecticut on Dec. 3. The Terps led by as many as 49 in the second half.
Maryland was ahead 43-21 at halftime and held the Tigers (4-4) scoreless for six minutes during a 21-0 run that gave the Terps a 68-25 lead midway through the second half.
Ciara Webb scored 12 points to lead Towson, which lost its third straight. The Tigers shot just 29.1 percent and were outrebounded 47-29.
Maryland had a 9-0 run to take a 13-4 lead four minutes into the game and extended it with an 18-2 spurt, holding the Tigers without a field goal for eight minutes. By then, the Terps led 33-13 with 6:52 to play in the first half.
NO. 18 TEXAS 77, LOUISIANA-MONROE 49
AUSTIN, Texas — Brady Sanders scored 15 points and Cokie Reed added 14 to lead Texas to an easy win over Louisiana-Monroe.
Imani McGee-Stafford had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Empress Davenport also scored 11 for the Longhorns (6-1).
Texas played its first game since losing to No. 14 UCLA 62-42 on Saturday in Houston. Texas led Louisiana-Monroe 35-21 at the break and opened up a 59-31 lead midway through the second half.
Tyler Holley led the Warhawks (2-7) with a career-high 14 points. Alexar Tugler scored 10 points for Louisiana-Monroe, which shot 25 percent from the field.
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