No. 3 Michigan 67, Binghamton 39
Trey Burke scored 19 points and freshman Nik Stauskas added 12 to lead host Michigan. The Wolverines (10-0) are off to their best start since their national title season of 1988-89, and this win was every bit the mismatch it looked like before the opening tip. The Bearcats (2-9) were coming off a 22-point loss to Bryant. They led Michigan 10-8 before the Wolverines went on a 19-2 run. It was 34-14 at halftime.
Jordan Reed scored 11 points and was Binghamton’s only player in double figures. He also had eight rebounds.
The Wolverines were favored by 37½ points, but they got off to a slow start, allowing the Bearcats to match them in the early going. Rayner Moquete’s 3-pointer off a Michigan turnover put Binghamton up two, but the lead was short lived.
Tim Hardaway Jr.’s three-point play 23 seconds later put the Wolverines back ahead, and Stauskas and Hardaway made it 21-12 with back-to-back 3-pointers.
Reed gave the Bearcats a brief highlight, dunking back a missed shot to make it 27-14, but Michigan scored the last seven points of the half, capped by Burke’s 3 from near the top of the key in the final seconds.
No. 10 Illinois 64, Norfolk State 54
Brandon Paul scored 14 points and D.J. Richardson overcame a shoulder injury to add 11 and help host Illinois (11-0) hold off Norfolk State despite shooting 35 percent for the game. Rashid Gaston scored 12 points and Pendarvis Williams added 11 for Norfolk State (6-6), which led for much of the first half.
Richardson left late in the first half with a badly bruised shoulder but returned. His layup with just under two minutes remaining put the Illini up 56-51 and they went on to get the win.
No. 13 Minnesota 70, North Dakota State 57
Host Minnesota (11-1) recovered from a slow start to lead 51-32 with 12:55 and went to win. North Dakota State (8-3) took an early 9-4 lead, but could not keep pace with the Gophers. Minnesota had a 15-6 advantage over the last six minutes of the first half and led 37-26 at halftime.
Rodney Williams Jr. scored 19 points to lead Minnesota, while Lawrence Alexander had 19 points for North Dakota State.