Wolverines cruise in first game as No. 1

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and No. 1 Michigan was nearly flawless at the start Wednesday night en route to a 68-46 victory over Northwestern.

Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) drives to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  Carlos Osorio
Carlos Osorio
Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) drives to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Michigan (20-1, 7-1 Big Ten) took over the top spot in the AP poll this week for the first time since the 1992-93 season.

The Wolverines play at Indiana on Saturday.

NO. 3 INDIANA 97, PURDUE 60

In West Lafayette, Ind., Cody Zeller scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, Christian Watford added 17 points and Indiana (19-2, 7-1 Big Ten) handed Purdue (11-10, 4-4) its worst loss at Mackey Arena.

NO. 5 DUKE 75,

WAKE FOREST 70

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 32 points and Duke (18-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) held off Wake Forest (10-10, 3-5).

Seth Curry added 21 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minutes for the Blue Devils.

NO. 14 MIAMI 73,

VIRGINIA TECH 64

In Blacksburg, Va., Shane Larkin scored 25 points and Miami (16-3, 7-0 ACC) took command with a 13-2 second-half run, beating Virginia Tech (11-9, 2-5) for its eighth consecutive victory.

LOUISIANA STATE 73,

NO. 17 MISSOURI 70

In Baton Rouge, La., Anthony Hickey scored 20 points, and Louisiana State University (11-7, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) defeated Missouri (15-5, 4-3).

NO. 18 KANSAS STATE 83,

TEXAS 57

In Manhattan, Kan., Thomas Gipson had 17 points off the bench, and Kansas State (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) routed Texas (9-11, 1-6) to snap a two-game skid.

NO. 21 CREIGHTON 91,

MISSOURI STATE 77

In Omaha, Neb., Doug McDermott scored 29 points and made five of Creighton’s 15 3-pointers as the Bluejays (19-3, 8-2 Missouri Valley Conference) beat Missouri State (6-16, 4-6).

NO. 24 CINCINNATI 62,

RUTGERS 54

In Cincinnati, Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points and Cincinnati (17-4, 5-3 Big East) intensified its defense in the second half, overcoming a 10-point deficit to beat Rutgers (12-8, 3-6) for a sweep of their season series.

FLORIDA STATE 73,

MARYLAND 71

In Tallahassee, Fla., Michael Snaer made a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left to lift Florida State (12-8, 4-3 ACC) over Maryland (15-6, 3-5).

TEXAS A&M 55,

MISSISSIPPI STATE 49

In Starkville, Miss., Fabyon Harris scored 17 points to lead Texas A&M (13-7, 3-4 SEC) past Mississippi State (7-12, 2-5) in overtime.

NOTRE DAME 65, VILLANOVA 60

In South Bend, Ind., Cameron Biedscheid scored a season-high 18 points to lead Notre Dame (17-4, 5-3 Big East) over Villanova (13-8, 4-4).


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