NCAA Hoops: Northwestern can't handle No. 1 Michigan

NCAA Hoops: Northwestern can't handle No. 1 Michigan
January 30, 2013, 11:45 pm
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Trey Burke raised his eyebrows in disbelief when asked about Michigan's most remarkable stat of the night.

"We only had two turnovers as a team?" Burke said.

The top-ranked Wolverines were nearly flawless at the start Wednesday night, and they went on to an easy 68-46 victory over Northwestern.

Burke had 18 points and eight assists in Michigan's first game since taking over the top spot in the AP poll for the first time since the 1992-93 season.

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Biedscheid leads Notre Dame past Villanova

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Cameron Biedscheid scored a season-high 18 points, 15 in the second half, and Jack Cooley added 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead Notre Dame to a 65-60 win over Villanova on Wednesday night.

After going 1 of 2 from 3-point range in the first half, Biedscheid was 4 of 5 in the second. Overall, the Fighting Irish (17-4, 5-3 Big East) were 9 of 21 from 3-point range and survived going more than 13 minutes without scoring a 2-point basket. Villanova (13-8, 4-4), coming off back-to-back victories last week against then-Top 5 teams Syracuse and Louisville, was just 3 of 11 from 3-point range.

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St. John's beats DePaul 79-74 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) Freshman JaKarr Sampson scored six of his 13 points in overtime and St. John's extended its winning streak to five games with a 79-74 victory over DePaul on Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena.

D'Angelo Harrison, the Big East's second-leading scorer at 19.8 points, had 17 to lead the Red Storm (14-7, 6-3 Big East), whose winning streak is one game short of how many conference wins they had last season. St. John's has won the last eight games against DePaul.

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Loyola pulls away from Milwaukee 76-65

CHICAGO (AP) Ben Averkamp scored 22 points and Jordan Hicks had a season-high 21, leading Loyola of Chicago to a 76-65 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday night.

Averkamp also had 12 rebounds and four assists for the Ramblers (13-8, 3-5 Horizon), who shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded Milwaukee 35-25. Christian Thomas added 16 points.

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Northern Illinois holds off Kent State 67-65

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Abdel Nader's go-ahead jumper with 2.2 seconds left sealed the deal for Northern Illinois which held off Kent State 67-65 on Wednesday night.

Northern Illinois (5-14, 3-4 MAC) led 63-54 with 2:28 remaining in the game but the Golden Flashes used an 11-2 run capped off by Devareaux Manley's 3-pointer to tie it at 65 with 31 seconds left.

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Hines, Carter lead Drake past S. Illinois 61-56

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Chris Hines scored 12 points and Richard Carter hit a key 3-pointer in the final minute as Drake defeated Southern Illinois 61-56 Wednesday night.

Southern Illinois (8-13, 1-9 Missouri Valley) overcame a 10-point second-half deficit and tied the game at 54-54 when Josh Swan hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1:33 remaining. But Carter followed with a 3 with 1:05 left and Drake (10-11, 4-6) hit 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to close the game on a 7-2 run.

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