MINNEAPOLIS – Michigan brushed off that first loss in style. The Wolverines weren’t fazed by another road game in a raucous arena of a highly ranked opponent.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points and Trey Burke had 18 points and nine assists to help No. 5 Michigan stave off No. 9 Minnesota 83-75 on Thursday night, after falling at rival Ohio State four days before.
We came out with a higher intensity than last game and set the tone first, Burke said. We got our confidence back, and that’s important.
Hardaway hit four three-pointers in the first half for the Wolverines (17-1, 4-1 Big Ten), who held the lead for the final 33 minutes of the game and finished with 13 steals to fuel their fast break. Nik Stauskas added 11 points, and now Michigan has a week to rest before a home game against Purdue.
When you don’t lose very often, they really hit hard, coach John Beilein said. I think it’s important for your mental health.
Austin Hollins led the Gophers (15-3, 3-2) with 21 points and four steals, and Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. Andre Hollins was drawn into early foul trouble, but he came alive after halftime to finish with 13 points and four assists.
No. 10 FLORIDA 68, TEXAS A&M 47: In College Station, Texas, Mike Rosario scored 19 points and Patric Young added 18 to lead the Gators.
NORTHWESTERN 68, No. 23 ILLINOIS 54: In Champaign, Ill., Snider grad Reggie Hearn scored 20 points as the Wildcats (11-7, 2-3 Big Ten) handed the Illini (14-5, 1-4) their third consecutive defeat.
VALPARAISO 89, DETROIT 88: In Detroit, Kevin Van Wijk scored 31 points as the Crusaders (14-5, 4-1 Horizon League) scored the last 12 points of the game to win.
No. 5 KENTUCKY 100, MISSISSIPPI STATE 47: In Lexington, Ky., DeNesha Stallworth scored 25 points as the Wildcats (5-0 SEC) moved to 17-1 for the best start in school history.
No. 8 PENN STATE 84, WISCONSIN 40: In State College, Pa., Nikki Greene scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Nittany Lions (14-2, 4-0 Big Ten) won their eighth in a row.
No. 10 MARYLAND 82, N.C. STATE 62:. In College Park, Md., Tianna Hawkins had 26 points and a season-high 17 rebounds to lead the Terrapins (14-3, 5-1 ACC).
No. 11 NORTH CAROLINA 71, VIRGINIA 60: In Chapel Hill, N.C., Xylina McDaniel scored 15 points with nine rebounds as the Tar Heels (18-1, 6-0 ACC) won their 11th in a row.
No. 12 PURDUE 75, MINNESOTA 67: In West Lafayette, Sam Ostarello had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Boilermakers stayed unbeaten in Big Ten play.
Courtney Moses added 18 points and six assists, Drey Mingo scored 14 points and KK Houser had 10 assists for Purdue (15-2, 4-0).
Purdue never trailed, scoring the first six points. Minnesota tied the game once, at 20 with 7:21 left in the first half, but Purdue scored the next eight points.
No. 19 SOUTH CAROLINA 66, LSU 59: In Columbia, S.C., Ieasia Walker scored 24 points, surpassing 1,000 for her career, to lead the Gamecocks (15-3, 3-2 SEC).
No. 22 FLORIDA STATE 67, BOSTON COLLEGE 57: In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Chastity Clayton’s 14 points paced four Florida State players in double figures as the Seminoles (14-3, 4-2 ACC) swept the season series.
No. 25 MICHIGAN 67, NORTHWESTERN 53: In Evanston, Ill., Kate Thompson scored 23 points as the Wolverines (15-2, 4-0 Big Ten) won their 10th in a row, matching the longest in program history.
OHIO STATE 68, INDIANA 45: In Columbus, Ohio, Jasmine McGhee had 17 points and eight rebounds for Indiana in the loss. The Hoosiers (10-7, 1-3 Big Ten) shot 32.8 percent from the floor.
Tayler Hill had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Buckeyes (11-7, 1-4).
SOUTH DAKOTA 82, IPFW 51: In Vermillion, S.D., Amanda Hyde scored 20 points for the Mastodons in the loss. Stefanie Mauk added 11 points and seven rebounds for IPFW (6-12, 2-4 Summit League).
Nicole Seekamp had 18 points for South Dakota (8-10, 3-2).