College Basketball: No. 1 Michigan cruises past Northwestern

Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright is pressured by Rutgers' Myles Mack (4) in the Bearcats' 62-54 win. AL BEHRMAN / AP
Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright is pressured by Rutgers' Myles Mack (4) in the Bearcats' 62-54 win. AL BEHRMAN / AP
Posted: January 31, 2013

Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and No. 1 Michigan (20-1, 7-1 Big Ten) was nearly flawless at the start on Wednesday night en route to a 68-46 victory over Northwestern at home in Ann Arbor.

The Wolverines, at No. 1 in the AP poll this week for the first time since the 1992-93 season, 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.

Alex Olah led the Wildcats (12-10, 3-6) with 10 points.

Cincinnati 62, Rutgers 54 - Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points, and the slow-starting No. 24 Bearcats (17-4, 5-3 Big East) stiffened their defense in the second half to overcome a 10-point deficit and top the Scarlet Knights (12-8, 3-6) in Cincinnati.

Indiana 97, Purdue 60 - Cody Zeller scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, Christian Watford added 17 points, and the third-ranked Hoosiers (19-2, 7-1 Big Ten) handed the Boilermakers their worst loss at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.

Florida 75, South Carolina 36 - Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario scored 15 points apiece, and the No. 4 Gators (17-2, 7-0 SEC) demolished the Gamecocks (12-8, 2-5) in Gainesville, Fla.

Duke 75, Wake Forest 70 - Mason Plumlee scored 32 points, and Seth Curry added 21 as the No. 5 Blue Devils (18-2, 5-2 ACC) defeated the Demon Deacons (10-10, 3-5) in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Gwynedd-Mercy 55, Immaculata 53 - Justin Knight (Oakcrest) hit a three-pointer with six seconds remaining to lift the Griffins (10-9, 9-3 CSAC) over the Mighty Macs (10-9, 9-3) in Gwynedd Valley.

Brandon Smith (Central) led the Macs with 21 points.

Rowan 64, Kean 55 - Kendall White (Rancocas Valley) scored his 1,000th point and finished with 17 as the Profs (16-5, 9-5 NJAC) beat the Cougars (6-15, 5-9) in Glassboro.

Louisiana State 73, Missouri 70 - Anthony Hickey poured in 20 points, Andre Stringer added 18, and Johnny O'Bryant III had 14 points and 11 rebounds as LSU (11-7, 2-5 SEC) beat No. 17 Mizzou (15-5, 4-3) in a clash of Tigers in Baton Rouge, La.

Kansas State 83, Texas 57 - Thomas Gipson had 17 points off the bench, and the No. 18 Wildcats (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) routed the Longhorns (9-11, 1-6) in Manhattan, Kan.

 

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