CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Trey Burke struck for 19 points Sunday and No. 2 Michigan made a case for the nation's top ranking with a 74-60 spanking of Illinois.
Burke dished off five assists and grabbed five rebounds for the Wolverines (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten), who with the victory became likely to emerge as the country's top-ranked squad.
Their opportunity comes after Miami-Florida's rout of current No. 1 Duke Wednesday.