Printed on: January 10, 2013

Michigan ties best start at 16-0


ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Glenn Robinson III had 14 points, including a pair of crucial dunks in the second half, and No. 2 Michigan equaled its best start to a season with a 62-47 victory over Nebraska on Wednes-day night.

The only other Michigan team to start 16-0 was the 1985-86 squad that went on to win the Big Ten title.

Around the Top 25

NO. 3 LOUISVILLE 73, SETON HALL 58: At Newark N.J., Gorgui Dieng had 16 points and 14 rebounds -- both season highs -- to lead the Cardinals to their ninth straight win.

NO. 6 KANSAS 97, IOWA STATE 89, OT: At Lawrence, Kan., freshman Ben McLemore had a career-high 33 points, including a tying 3-pointer with a second left in regulation, and the Jayhawks rallied to beat the Cyclones.

NO. 7 SYRACUSE 72, PROVIDENCE 66: At Providence, R.I., C.J. Fair scored 23 with 11 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams scored 17 with six assists and the Orange rallied from a nine-point, first-half deficit to beat the Friars.

NO. 8 MINNESOTA 84, NO. 12 ILLINOIS 67: At Champaign, Ill., Joe Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 22 to help the Gophers top the Illini and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.

The Gophers (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) held off a charge by the 12th-ranked Illini midway through the second half.

NO. 11 FLORIDA 77, GEORGIA 44: At Gainesville, Fla., Mike Rosario scored 19 points, Erik Murphy added 11 despite playing with a broken rib and the Gators opened Southeastern Conference play with a victory over the Bulldogs.

NO. 14 BUTLER 72, SAINT JOSEPH\\\'S 66: At Philadelphia, Rotnei Clarke scored 28 points and Andrew Smith had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs over the Hawks.

NO. 20 N.C. STATE 83, GEORGIA TECH 70: At Raleigh, N.C., Lorenzo Brown had 21 points and 10 assists and the Wolfpack pulled away late to beat the Yellow Jackets for their ninth straight win.

NO. 23 WICHITA STATE 82, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 76: At Wichita, Kan., Cleanthony Early scored 39 points to help Wichita State beat Southern Illinois, two days after the Shockers jumped back into the poll.

NO. 25 NEW MEXICO 65, NO. 24 UNLV 60: At Albuquerque, N.M., Alex Kirk had 23 points and nine rebounds to lead the Lobos over the Rebels in the Mountain West opener for both teams.

Justin Hawkins hit a 3-pointer with 3:25 left to cap a 7-0 UNLV run that gave it a 58-56 lead. Then New Mexico (14-2, 1-0) took over, closing the game on a 9-2 run.