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Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III dunks against Northwestern in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday. Michigan won 68-46.

No. 1 Michigan tops Northwestern

– 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.

Northwestern also shot well at the beginning, but the Wolverines’ points came easily, such as an alley-oop from Burke to Glenn Robinson III in transition.

“It’s a very good passing team, especially with Burke,” Wildcats coach Bill Carmody said. “They don’t make mistakes. It’s a good team. They can make you look pretty bad sometimes.”

The Wolverines finished with only two turnovers, a low for any team this season, according to STATS LLC.

No. 4 FLORIDA 75, SOUTH CAROLINA 36: In Gainesville, Fla., Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario scored 15 points apiece and the Gators (17-2, 7-0 SEC) drubbed the Gamecocks (12-8, 2-5).

No. 5 DUKE 75, WAKE FOREST 70: In Winston-Salem, N.C., Mason Plumlee scored 32 points for the Blue Devils (18-2, 5-2 ACC).

LSU 77, No. 17 MISSOURI 70: In Baton Rouge, La., Anthony Hickey scored 20 points as LSU upset Missouri (15-5, 4-3).

No. 18 KANSAS STATE 83, TEXAS 57: In Manhattan, Kan., Thomas Gipson had 17 points as the Wildcats (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) snapped a two-game skid.

No. 24 CINCINNATI 62, RUTGERS 54: In Cincinnati, Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points as the Bearcats (17-4, 5-3 Big East) overcame a 10-point deficit to beat Rutgers (12-8, 3-6).

TOLEDO 85, BALL STATE 78: In Muncie, Rian Pearson scored 24 for the Rockets (9-10, 4-3 Mid-American), who shot 52 percent. Jauwan Scaife led the Cardinals (7-11, 2-5) with 23 points.

TRINE 81, ALMA 68: In Angola, Scott Rogers and Ian Jackson combined for 57 points to lead Trine (12-7, 5-3 MIAA). Rogers was 13 of 16 from the floor for 33 points, and Jackson added 24.

DEFIANCE 78, MANCHESTER 77: In North Manchester, Logan Wolfrum was 8 of 11 from three-point range and scored 40 points for Defiance (11-8, 7-5 HCAC). Jon Thompson had 20 for Manchester (4-14, 11-1).


No. 1 BAYLOR 90, TEXAS TECH 60: In Lubbock, Texas, Brittney Griner set the Big 12 women’s career scoring record, finishing with 40 points in the victory for the Bears (19-1, 9-0).

No. 12 LOUISVILLE 78, SOUTH FLORIDA 75: In Tampa, Fla., Shoni Schimmel scored a career-high 38 points for the Cardinals.

No. 17 DAYTON 60, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH 49: In Richmond, Va., Andrea Hoover, Cassie Sant and Olivia Applewhite each notched double-doubles for Dayton.

No. 21 OKLAHOMA 74, TCU 53: In Norman, Okla., Sharane Campbell made five three-pointers to help the Sooners recover from an early deficit.

SAINT FRANCIS 78, TAYLOR 73: In Upland, the No. 4 Cougars (23-2, 12-1 Crossroads League) had four players in double figures, led by Skylarr Shurn’s 25, to defeat Taylor (17-8, 6-7). Kayla Drake added 15 for Saint Francis. Tess Rudolph had 23 and Erin Guarneri had 22 for Taylor.

SIENA HEIGHTS 80, INDIANA TECH 73: Rachel Kruse scored 20 points and Ulyssia Richmond had 19 as host Tech (11-14, 9-8 WHAC) fell to Siena Heights (17-8, 12-5).

INDIANA WESLEYAN 56, HUNTINGTON 54: In Huntington, NAIA’s top-ranked Indiana Wesleyan (24-1, 12-1 Crossroads) escaped against the Foresters (14-10, 6-7). Sarah Miller-Jennings had 19 points, and Amelia Recker had 13 for Huntington.

TRINE 63, SAINT MARY’S 57: In Angola, Kelsey Henselmeier scored 18 points and Sydney Spragg had 16 for the Thunder (11-9, 5-6 MIAA).

MANCHESTER 61, DEFIANCE 48: In Defiance, Ohio, Katie Arterburn’s 12 points, 11 from Jamie Childress and 10 from Abby Lang led the Spartans (7-12, 6-6 HCAC).

GRACE 64, SPRING ARBOR 55: In Spring Arbor, Mich., Juaneice Jackson scored 30 points to lead Grace (16-9, 7-6 Crossroads League).