facebook
twitter
search
search

COL BKB: Michigan 71, South Dakota St. 56

March 22, 2013 at 12:23 AM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 22 (UPI) -- Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson both scored 21 points Friday and Michigan pulled away late for a 71-56 NCAA tourney win over South Dakota State.

The Wolverines, seeded fourth in the South Region, had only a six-point lead midway through the second half before disposing of the regular-season and tournament champion of the Summit League.

Robinson went 8-of-9 from the field and added six rebounds, pushing Michigan into a third-round meeting with Virginia Commonwealth, a Final Four participant two years ago which crushed Akron 88-42.

Michigan hit half its field goal attempts, turned the ball over just nine times and closed the game on a 22-13 run. Mitch McGary added 13 points for the Wolverines (27-7).

South Dakota State built an early advantage, but gave up the lead for good with 5:44 to go in the first half.

The Jackrabbits (25-10) were led by 20 points from Brayden Carlson.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
UPI horse racing roundup
NFL upholds Tom Brady's 'deflategate' suspension
Troy Tulowitzki trade blindsides Colorado Rockies players
Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr having back surgery
New York Mets' Meija receives 162-game suspension