Will Michigan be top-ranked?

Posted: January 29, 2013

TREY BURKE scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win over host Illinois Sunday 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 Associated Press poll comes out Monday - and Michigan put itself in position to take the top spot.

Nick Stauskas scored 14 points for the Wolverines (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten). Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 12 each.

Brandon Paul led Illinois (15-6, 2-5) with 15 points but had five of his team's 15 costly turnovers.

Michigan forward Jordan Morgan did not return after leaving early with a sprained right ankle. There was no update on his condition.

In other Top 25 games * 

At Indiana, Victor Oladipo finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and six steals, leading the No. 7 Hooisers (18-2, 6-1 Big Ten) to a 75-70 victory over No. 13 Michigan State.

Michigan State (17-4, 6-2) was led by Gary Harris' with 21 points.

* At Miami, Trey McKinney Jones scored 15 points for the Hurricanes (15-3, 6-0 ACC), who defeated Florida State, 71-47, for their seventh straight win.

* At Southern Illinois, Doug McDermott had 21 points and 10 rebounds as No. 17 Creighton (18-3, 7-2 Missouri ValLey) defeated the Salukis, 81-51.

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