Michigan makes case for No. 1 with 74-60 win

Michigan makes case for No. 1 with 74-60 win
January 27, 2013, 8:07 pm
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Illinois' Sam McLaurin (0) shoots over Michigan's Mitch McGary (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/John Dixon)

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win Sunday over Illinois that could push the Wolverines to No. 1 in the nation for the first time since the 1992-93 season.

Duke's lopsided loss to Miami earlier in the week opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP poll comes out Monday - and Michigan put itself in position to take the top spot.

Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points for the Wolverines (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten). Nik Stauskas and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 12 each.

Brandon Paul led Illinois (15-6, 2-5) with 15 points but had five of Illinois' 15 costly turnovers.

Michigan's Jordan Morgan did not return after leaving early with an apparent ankle injury.