BIG TEN: No. 2 Michigan 68, Purdue 53
Trey Burke had 15 points and eight assists and gave host Michigan a boost on defense, helping the Wolverines shake free of Purdue in the second half to win going away.
Tim Hardaway Jr. added 13 points for Michigan, which has a chance to move to No. 1 in the next AP poll if it can win at Illinois on Sunday.
The Wolverines (18-1, 5-1 Big Ten) trailed by seven in the first half, but Purdue (10-9, 3-3) couldn’t keep up its torrid outside shooting. Terone Johnson scored 14 points for the Boilermakers.
Michigan trailed 33-32 at halftime after the Boilermakers shot 7-of-13 from 3-point range. Purdue then missed all nine of its 3-point attempts in the second half. Michigan took control with a 14-2 run in the second half.
Glenn Robinson III made a 3-pointer to put the Wolverines ahead 42-40 and start Michigan’s decisive run. Burke gave Michigan some extra energy during one defensive sequence in which he nearly stole the ball at midcourt and then went diving on the floor to try to knock it free.
Another 3-pointer by Robinson made it 49-40, and it was 51-42 after a steal and layup by Burke. Purdue went on a brief run to make it 53-48, but Michigan led 60-48 after McGary dunked on a fast break.
TOP 25: UCLA 84, No. 6 Arizona 73
Shabazz Muhammad scored 23 points, Jordan Adams added 15 and visiting UCLA rode a dominating start to an upset of Arizona. UCLA (16-4, 6-1 Pac-12) raced to a 16-point lead in the game’s first seven minutes and Arizona (16-2, 4-12) never fully recovered, pulling no closer than four points.
Richmond 82, No. 19 VCU 74
Kendall Anthony scored 21 of his 26 points after halftime and Darien Brothers hit two huge 3-pointers as Richmond ended VCU’s 13-game win streak in overtime. Brothers scored 18 and Cedrick Lindsay 13 as the host Spiders (13-7, 3-2 Atlantic 10) hit 12 3-pointers against VCU (16-4, 4-1).
No. 23 Mississippi 62, Tennessee 56
Marshall Henderson scored 28 points, hitting six 3-pointers in the second half, and host Mississippi rallied to beat Tennessee (9-8, 1-4 SEC). Henderson nearly single-handedly carrying the Rebels (16-2, 5-0) to their eighth consecutive victory.