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COL BKB: Michigan 71, Illinois 58

Feb. 24, 2013 at 3:36 PM   |   Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Trey Burke heated up in the second half to finish with 26 points Sunday and No. 7 Michigan emerged with a 71-58 victory over Illinois.

Burke scored 19 of his points down the stretch for the Wolverines (23-4, 10-4 Big Ten), who shook off the Illini with a 15-2 run midway through the final frame and remained undefeated at home.

Burke added eight assists en route to becoming the 47th player in Michigan history to record 1,000 points in a career.

Tim Hard away Jr. (13 points, seven rebounds) and Glenn Robinson III (10 points) also reached double figures in the win.

Tracy Abrams, Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson each scored 10 points for Illinois (20-9, 7-8).

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