Feb. 17, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Center)
Score: #4 Michigan 79, Penn State 71
Records: U-M (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten), Penn State (8-17, 0-13 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Feb. 24 - vs. Illinois (Crisler Center), 1 p.m. (TV: ESPN)
Postgame Feature: Michigan Greats Return to Crisler Center for Rededication
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) scored a season-high 29 points, and freshman guard Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) recorded his second career double-double with 21 points (6-for-6) and 10 rebounds as the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 4 AP, No. 5 ESPN/USA Today) defeated Penn State, 79-71, on Sunday (Feb. 17) inside Crisler Center. Also scoring in double digits for U-M was freshman guard Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) with 18 points.
The Wolverines shot 23-of-49 (47 percent) from the floor and 27-of-35 (77 percent) from the free throw line in the game, while the Nittany Lions converted 25-of-57 (44 percent) from the field but only made 15-of-17 (88 percent) from the charity stripe.
With the game tied, 32-all, at halftime, Michigan quickly took the lead out of the break as Burke found Robinson for a slam. Stauskas extended the advantage to 38-32 when he made two from the charity stripe after grabbing a steal and converting the fastbreak layup on U-M's previous possession.
Penn State responded with back-to-back three-point plays to once again tie the game at 38, but the Wolverines scored a triple and fastbreak layup in 19 seconds to go up five and for good. Then, with 12 minutes on the clock, Burke found Robinson for another alley-oop, and his fifth dunk of the game, to take an eight-point (53-45) advantage. U-M maintained the edge until the clock ran out.
The score was tied at nine-all six minutes into the game, before the Nittany Lions put together an 8-0 run to take the lead. However, the Wolverines responded with a 7-1 run of their own to get within two (18-16) at the 8:23 mark. After two minutes of even play, Robinson stepped up for back-to-back slams, with Burke finding him at the rim for an alley-oop followed by a reverse two-handed dunk off a no-look pass from freshman forward Mitch McGary (Chesteron, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) on U-M's next possession.
Even play continued until the final minute before the break when Burke nailed a jumper in traffic to tie it up.
The Wolverines will have a week off before they return to the hardwood next Sunday (Feb. 24) for their matchup against Illinois inside Crisler. Tipoff is slated for 1 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN.
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