Duke’s lopsided loss to Miami earlier in the week opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP poll comes out Monday – and Michigan put itself in position to take the top spot.
Brandon Paul gets the steal and transition slam:
Mitch McGary throws it down with two hands:
Tyler Griffey explodes for rare putback:
Nik Stauskas hammers it home:
Nnanna Egwu hammers home alley-oop on opening possession:
FINAL: Glenn Robinson III scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help lead No. 3 Michigan to a 74-60 win over Illinois on Sunday at Assembly Hall in Champaign. Michigan (19-1) shot 53 percent from the field (31-of-59) and also received double-digit efforts from Trey Burke (19 points), Nik Stauskas (14) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (12). Brandon Paul scored 15 points and grabbed four rebounds for Illinois (15-6) in the loss. Sam McLaurin shot 3-of-5 from the field and scored seven points for the Fighting Illini. Illinois had trouble finding its touch, shooting just 36 percent (23-of-64) from the field.
HALFTIME: Trey Burke and Nik Stauskas scored nine points apiece and Glenn Robinson III added eight to lead No. 3 Michigan to a 35-27 lead over Illinois at the end of the first half. The Fighting Illini led 7-4 when the Wolverines went on an 11-0 run to take an eight-point lead. Michigan hit 16-of-33 shots, good enough for 48.5 percent, and grabbed 21 rebounds in the opening 20 minutes. Illinois, however, buried just 11-of-31 shots (35.5 percent). Brandon Paul leads the Illini with nine points.
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