Trey Burke scored 19 of his 26 points in the
second half to help No. 7 Michigan overcome a slow start and take a 71-58
decision over Illinois on Saturday at Crisler Center.
Burke shot a strong 8-for-11 for the game and added eight assists while
committing just a single turnover. He also became the 47th player in
Wolverines history to record 1,000 points in a career.
Tim Hardaway Jr. again was shaky offensively, shooting just 4-for-11, but
contributed 13 points with seven rebounds. Glenn Robinson III scored 10 in the
victory for Michigan (23-4, 10-4 Big Ten), which stayed undefeated at home and
have taken five straight from the Fighting Illini.
Illinois (20-9, 7-8) was outscored by 16 points in the second half as its
five-game winning streak came to an end. Brandon Paul, D.J. Richardson and
Tracy Abrams each scored 10 points in the setback.