ANN ARBOR -- Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win Sunday over Illinois that could push the Wolverines to No. 1 in the nation for the first time since the 1992-93 season. Duke's lopsided loss to Miami earlier in the week opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP poll comes out Monday - and Michigan put itself in position to take the top spot. Michigan's Jordan Morgan did not return after leaving early with an apparent ankle injury.
No. 7 Indiana had a 75-70 victory over No. 13 Michigan State on Sunday. The Hoosiers (18-2, 6-1 Big Ten) have won three straight overall and two in a row in this series. Michigan State (17-4, 6-2) was led by Gary Harris with 21 points and Adreian Payne who had 18 points and doubled his season total by making three 3-pointers. The Spartans and Hoosiers were among the league's three-team bunch that started the day with only one loss in conference play, and the game was as good as advertised.