Michigan handles Penn State to move on

Trey Burke scored 21 points and No. 6 Michigan beat Penn State 83-66 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday, avenging a shocking loss to the Nittany Lions during the regular season.  Find videos, photos, stats and more in this post.

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nick Stauskas each had 15 points for the Wolverines (26-6), who will play fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the quarterfinals on Friday. Freshman reserve Mitch McGary added 10 points and 11 rebounds, helping Michigan to a 28-15 advantage in second-chance points.

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FINAL: Mitch McGary scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Nik Stauskas added 15 points and five boards as they teamed up to lead No. 6 Michigan to an 83-66 victory over Penn State on Thursday at United Center in Chicago in the Big Ten tourney.

Trey Burke led five Michigan (26-6) players in double digits with 21 points in the victory. The Wolverines also got double-digit contributions from Jon Horford (11 points) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (15 points).

Michigan hit 47 percent of its field goals (29-of-62). The Wolverines were tough on the offensive boards, grabbing 16.

Penn State (10-21) broke out for a 14-0 run to take an 11-point lead with 14:29 left in the first half. Eventually though Michigan came back and took the lead, 19-16, on a field goal by Stauskas.

Ross Travis contributed 12 points, yanked down 11 rebounds, and knocked down 5-of-9 shot attempts for the Nittany Lions in the game. Sasa Borovnjak was 7-of-9 from the floor and chipped in 15 points for Penn State. The Nittany Lions hit 49 percent of their field goals (29-of-59). More Penn State scoring came from D.J. Newbill (20 points).

Not only did the Wolverines go to the line 15 more times than did Penn State, they made the most of their opportunities, converting 19-of-23. Those free throws came courtesy of 16 fouls committed by the Nittany Lions who were 5-of-8 from the line.

HALFTIME: Mitch McGary scored 10 points for No. 6 Michigan in the first half to carry the Wolverines to a 35-33 lead over Penn State. The Nittany Lions were trailing 35-26 before Penn State went on a 7-0 run to close the gap late in the half.

The Nittany Lions trailed early in the game when they broke out for a 14-0 run to overtake Michigan and seize an 14-3 lead. The Wolverines distributed the ball well, with eight assists on 13 field goals in the first half.

Ross Travis is leading Penn State. The sophomore has six points and nine rebounds.


Hardaway Jr. gets the strip and breakaway slam.


Hardaway Jr. goes coast-to-coast and gets the foul.


D.J. Newbill crosses up Trey Burke: “That’s a Philly move!”


Stauskas drives the lane for the two-hand slam.



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