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UVM Slides Past Hawks

Hartford, Conn. — Brian Voelkel scored 12 points to lead Vermont to a 49-43 victory over Hartford last night in a low-scoring America East game.

The Catamounts (14-7, 7-2), who won for the fifth time in six games, led 22-21 at halftime. Voelkel was the lone Catamount in double figures.

For Hartford (11-10, 4-4), Mark Nwakamma was the only Hawk to score in double figures. He also finished with 12 points, hitting 5 of 10 shots from the floor.

Voelkel, meanwhile, was 3 for 5 from the field, including a 3-pointer. He was also 5 for 6 at the foul line, where Vermont went 10 for 17. Hartford hit just 4 of 10 at the stripe.

No. 1 Michigan 68 Northwestern 46

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and No. 1 Michigan was nearly flawless at the start en route to a victory over Northwestern.

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.

No. 3 Indiana 97, Purdue 60

West Lafayette, Ind. — Cody Zeller scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, Christian Watford added 17 points and No. 3 Indiana routed rival Purdue to hand the Boilermakers their worst loss at Mackey Arena.

No. 4 Florida 75
S. Carolina 36

Gainesville, Fla. — Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario scored 15 points apiece and Florida (17-2, 7-0 SEC) dominated another Southeastern Conference opponent.

No. 5 Duke 75
Wake Forest 70

Winston-Salem, n.c. — Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 32 points and Duke held off Wake Forest.

No. 21 Creighton 91 Missouri St. 77

Omaha, Neb. — Doug McDermott scored 29 points and made five of Creighton’s 15 3-pointers in the Bluejays’ victory over Missouri State.

LSU 73, No. 17 Missouri 70

Baton Rouge, La. — Anthony Hickey scored 20 points, Andre Stringer added 18 and LSU defeated No. 17 Missouri.

Women’s Hoop

Baylor 90, Texas Tech 60

Lubbock, Texas — Brittney Griner set the Big 12 women’s career scoring record, finishing with 40 points in top-ranked Baylor’s victory over Texas Tech.