Top-ranked Michigan rolls past Northwestern 68-46

Top-ranked Michigan rolls past Northwestern 68-46
January 30, 2013, 8:27 pm
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Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) looks to pass around the defense of Northwestern forward Mike Turner (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) 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.

The Wolverines made 10 of their first 11 shots and went the entire first half without a turnover. They didn't commit a foul, either, until the final minute of the half.

Michigan took over the top spot in the AP poll this week for the first time since the 1992-93 season. The Wolverines can now prepare for Saturday night's showdown at No. 3 Indiana.

Michigan played without forward Jordan Morgan, who sprained his right ankle last weekend.

Alex Olah scored 10 points for Northwestern.