Best start matched by Michigan

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Glenn Robinson III had 14 points, including a pair of crucial dunks in the second half, and No. 2 Michigan matched its best start to a season with a 62-47 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night.

Trey Burke scored 18 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines (16-0, 3-0 Big Ten).

The only other Michigan team to start 16-0 was the 1985-86 squad that went on to win the Big Ten title.

Ray Gallegos scored 19 points for Nebraska (9-7, 0-3).

NO. 3 LOUISVILLE 73, SETON HALL 58

In Newark, N.J., Gorgui Dieng had 16 points and 14 rebounds – both season highs – to lead Louisville (14-1, 2-0 Big East) to its ninth consecutive win with a victory over Seton Hall (12-4, 1-2) .

Freshman Montrezl Harrell, starting in place of injured Chane Behanan, tied his career best with 14 points, and Luke Hancock hit two 3-pointers in a late, game-breaking 12-2 run that gave the Cardinals the win.

The Cardinals won despite getting a combined 4 for 17 shooting performance from starting guards Russ Smith and Peyton Siva.

NO. 6 KANSAS 97, IOWA STATE 89 (OT)

In Lawrence, Kan., freshman Ben McLemore had a career-high 33 points, including a tying 3-pointer with a second left in regulation, and Kansas (13-1, 1-0 Big 12) rallied to beat Iowa State (10-4, 0-1) in overtime.

McLemore was 10 of 12 from the field and perfect on six 3-pointers for the Jayhawks, who scored the first nine points of overtime to wrap up their 12th consecutive win.

Iowa State poured in 14 3-pointers, and had forged a 79-76 lead with 8.4 seconds left in regulation. But the Jayhawks’ Elijah Johnson found McLemore on the wing, and he banked in a 3-pointer from well beyond the arc with a single tick on the clock to force overtime.

NO. 7 SYRACUSE 72, PROVIDENCE 66

In Providence, R.I., C.J. Fair scored 23 points with 11 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams scored 17 with six assists as Syracuse (15-1, 3-0 Big East), rallied from a nine-point, first-half deficit to beat Providence (8-7, 0-3).

Rakeem Christmas scored 15 with eight rebounds for the Orange.

NO. 14 BUTLER 72, SAINT JOSEPH’S 66

In Philadelphia, Rotnei Clarke scored 28 points and Andrew Smith had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Butler (13-2, 1-0 Atlantic 10) over Saint Joseph’s (8-5, 0-1).

Clarke made six 3-pointers to help the Bulldogs win their 10th consecutive game.

NO. 23 WICHITA STATE 82, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 76

In Wichita, Kan., Cleanthony Early scored 39 points to lead Wichita State (15-1, 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference) past Southern Illinois (7-8, 0-4).


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