No. 4 Michigan thwarts Penn State upset bid

Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points and freshman Glenn Robinson III matched a career high with 21 to help No. 4 Michigan bounce back from an embarrassing loss with a 79-71 victory over Penn State on Sunday.

The Wolverines (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten) had dropped three of their previous four games, including a 23-point loss Tuesday night on the road against No. 8 Michigan State, and needed a half to shake off their slump.

The Nittany Lions (8-17, 0-13) led by as many as eight points in the first half. Penn State’s Jermaine Marshall and Sasa Borovnjak each scored 17 points.

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FINAL: Glenn Robinson III tied a career-high with 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift No. 4 Michigan to a 79-71 win over Penn State on Sunday at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Trey Burke had a big game too, with 29 points, three rebounds and five assists. Trailing 30-25 with 2:24 left in the first half, Michigan went on a 13-2 run to seize a six-point advantage with 17:56 in the game. The Wolverines shot 47 percent from the field (23-of-49) and 77 percent from the free-throw line (27-of-35). More Michigan scoring came from Nik Stauskas (18 points). Sasa Borovnjak contributed 17 points, grabbed four rebounds, contributed three assists, and made 7-of-9 shots from the floor for Penn State (8-17) in the game.

HALFTIME: No. 4 Michigan ended the first half on a 7-2 run to tie Penn State, 32-32, at halftime. The Nittany Lions led most of the half despite Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill, the team’s two leading scorers, each drawing two early fouls. Newbill ended the half with three fouls. Trey Burke scored 14 points to lead the Wolverines, who also received eight points from a previously slumping Glenn Robinson III. Marshall led the Nittany Lions with nine points, while Ross Travis added seven and six rebounds.

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Doug on 2/17/2013 @ 1:14pm EDT Said:

tied at half, can only imagine where michigan would be without the refs

Doug on 2/17/2013 @ 2:16pm EDT Said:

GR3 shows up against weak competition once again

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