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College roundup: No. 3 Michigan improves to 10-0

Binghamton guard Rayner Moquete (11) has the ball knocked out of his hands by Michigan forward Jon Horford (15) during the third-ranked Wolverines' 67-39 home victory on Tuesday. AP photo

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From page B2 | December 12, 2012 |

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: At 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: At 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.

Nevada 69, Cal Poly 56: At Reno, Malik Story scored 19 points and Nevada never trailed in beating Cal Poly.

Story hit 5-of-7 from 3-point range. Jordan Burris had 13 points and Jerry Evans Jr. grabbed 14 rebounds for the Wolf Pack (6-4). The score was tied at 15-15, but Nevada took control from there and led 40-25 at halftime.

Nevada shot 45 percent from the field while Cal Poly made 32 percent of its outside shots.

Dylan Royer led the Mustangs (3-4) with 13 points. Brian Bennett added 10 points. Cal Poly has lost two of three since winning, 70-68, at UCLA on Nov. 25.

This was the first meeting of the teams since 2000.

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