Wolverines Find Their Groove
Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) shoots over Penn State forward Sasa Borovnjak (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Ann Arbor, Mich. — Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points and freshman Glen Robinson III matched a career high with 21 to help No. 4 Michigan bounce back from an embarrassing defeat with a 79-71 victory over Penn State yesterday.
The Wolverines (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten) had dropped three of their previous four games, including a 23-point loss Tuesday night at No. 8 Michigan State, and needed a half to shake off their slump. Michigan trailed for much of the first 20 minutes against a last-place team without a win.
No. 3 Miami 45, Clemson 43
Clemson, s.c. — Kenny Kadji scored 12 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left to keep Miami perfect in ACC play.
The Hurricanes (21-3, 12-0) finished with their fewest points of the season, and their high-scoring guard duo of Durand Scott and Shane Larkin were a combined 3-of-16 shooting for 10 points. Still, Miami pulled out its 13th straight victory on Kadji’s wide-open 3.
No. 9 Arizona 68, Utah 64
Salt Lake City — Mark Lyons scored 18 points, freshman Brandon Ashley added 10 in a reserve role and Arizona (21-4, 9-4 Pac-12) defeated Utah to snap a two-game skid.
Arizona led by as many as 13 early in the second half only to see the Utes respond with a 14-3 run to tie it at 51 with 7:28 remaining.
No. 12 Louisville 59, S. Florida 41
Tampa, Fla. — Russ Smith scored 15 points and Louisville (21-5, 9-4) stayed within a game of first place in the Big East with a lopsided victory over South Florida.
No. 20 Wisconsin 71
No. 13 Ohio St. 49
Madison, Wis. — Ben Brust and Jared Berggren each scored 15 points as Wisconsin routed Ohio State.
Sam Dekker came off the bench to score 13 for the Badgers (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten), and Traevon Jackson added 10. DeShaun Thomas led the Buckeyes (18-7, 8-5) with 18 points.
Boston U. 68, UNH 56
Boston — Maurice Watson Jr. scored 13 points with 10 rebounds, and Dom Morris had 13 points and eight rebounds as Boston University defeated New Hampshire.
The Terriers (15-11, 9-4 America East) used a 15-2 run to lead 21-8 after less than 6 minutes of play. They were ahead 34-17 at halftime and led by double figures throughout the second half.
Boston University, the America East’s top 3-point shooting team, made 7 of 16 against New Hampshire (7-17, 3-9), which was leading the league in defense against 3s.
The Terriers moved into a tie with Vermont for second place in the league. Chris Pelcher scored 15 points and Chandler Rhoads 11 for the Wildcats.
No. 2 Notre Dame 87 Marquette 49
Milwaukee — Skylar Diggins scored 23 points and Natalie Achonwa added 17 points and 10 rebounds as No. 2 Notre Dame rolled to its 19th consecutive victory.
The Irish (24-1, 12-0 Big East) have won a school record 20 consecutive regular-season road victories.
No. 4 Stanford 68, No. 15 UCLA 57
Los Angeles — Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points to help Stanford beat UCLA for the Cardinal’s 15th straight win over the Bruins. Joslyn Tinkle added 10 points and nine rebounds and Mikaela Ruef had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinal (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12).
No. 5 Duke 81, Wake Forest 70
Durham, n.c. — Tricia Liston scored a career-high 29 points with five 3-pointers and Duke beat Wake Forest after losing star Chelsea Gray to a knee injury.
Haley Peters added 13 for the Blue Devils (24-1, 14-0 ACC).
No. 6 California 72, USC 64
Los Angeles — Layshia Clarendon scored 22 points and No. 6 California (23-2, 13-1 Pac-12) held off a late USC rally.
No. 7 Maryland 73, Virginia 44
Charlottesville, Va. — Alyssa Thomas had 27 points and 13 rebounds and Maryland (21-4, 12-2 ACC) used a 26-3 run spanning the halves to blow open a close game and beat Virginia.
No. 10 Louisville 81 DePaul 55
Louisville, Ky. — Bria Smith scored a career-high 21 points and Sara Hammond had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help Louisville (21-5, 9-3 Big East) rout DePaul.
No. 12 Tennessee 83 Vanderbilt 64
Knoxville, Tenn. — Meighan Simmons scored 17 points and was one of five Tennessee players to reach double figures as the Lady Volunteers (20-5, 11-1 SEC) defeated Vanderbilt to clinch their 37th consecutive 20-win season.
Tennessee hasn’t failed to win at least 20 games since going 16-11 in 1975-76. This latest victory gave Tennessee a half-game lead in the SEC standings over No. 11
No. 13 Georgia 62, Florida 57
Gainesville, Fla. — Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Georgia (21-4, 9-3) defeated Florida, ending a streak of nine wins by the home team in this SEC series.
No. 19 FSU 80, No. 14 UNC 73
Tallahassee, Fla. — Leonor Rodriguez scored 22 points and Chelsea Davis had 21 as Florida State (20-5, 10-4 ACC) defeated North Carolina (23-4, 11-3).
It was the first victory for the Seminoles over a team in the top 15 since Feb. 1, 2010 — when they beat then-No. 13 North Carolina 83-73.
No. 16 S. Carolina 62 Mississippi 47
Oxford, Miss. — Ashley Bruner had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and South Carolina rediscovered its defense in an SEC victory over Mississippi.
No. 18 Iowa 72, Purdue 52
West Lafayette, Ind. — Samantha Logic scored 26 points to lead Iowa (17-10, 6-7 Big Ten) over Purdue.
No. 20 Delaware 66
William And Mary 44
Williamsburg, Va. — Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points and Delaware (22-3, 13-0 CAA) never trailed while defeating William & Mary for its 33rd consecutive regular-season win in CAA play.
No. 21 Colorado 71 Arizona St. 63
Tempe, Ariz. — Jen Reese scored 22 points and Colorado (20-5, 9-5 Pac-12) won its fifth consecutive game, defeating Arizona State.
No. 22 Oklahoma 71
Lawrence, Kan. — Carolyn Davis had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Angel Goodrich became Kansas’ all-time assists leader as the Jayhawks (16-8, 7-6 Big 12) defeated Oklahoma.
West Virginia 68
No. 24 Iowa St. 66
Ames, Iowa — Freshman Bria Holmes scored 13 of her 18 bench points in the second half and West Virginia (15-10, 7-7 Big 12) closed with a 6-0 run to snap Iowa State’s four-game winning streak.