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SportNo. 2 Michigan beats Illinois 79-69 to improve to 16-0

06:40  11 january  2019
06:40  11 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

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MICH. No Text. Michigan beats Illinois 79 - 69 for 7th straight win. STATS AP. Livers scored nine quick points - a 3-pointer and three dunks - during the latter part of the first half, and the Wolverines eventually pulled away to a 79 - 69 win over Illinois on Saturday.

No. 16 marquette 70, xavier 52. MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard scored 26 points, Sacar Anim had 20 and Marquette beat Xavier to remain The Golden Eagles (12-3, 1-1) bounced back from an 89- 69 loss at St. John's in their Big East opener on New Year's Day. They improved to 11- 0 at the

No. 2 Michigan beats Illinois 79-69 to improve to 16-0© The Associated Press Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu (11) and Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis (13) tangle after a foul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Both players were called for a technical foul. Michigan won 79-69. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Zavier Simpson scored 16 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 15 and No. 2 Michigan beat Illinois 79-69 on Thursday night to improve to 16-0.

Michigan (4-0 Big Ten) and Virginia are the only unbeaten teams in the country. The Wolverines jumped to a 7-0 lead and easily held off the overmatched Illinois (4-12, 0-5).

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No. 16 marquette 70, xavier 52. Digital Access For Only $ 0 .99. For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. The Golden Eagles (12-3, 1-1) bounced back from an 89- 69 loss at St. John's in their Big East opener on New Year's Day. They improved to 11- 0 at the new Fiserv Forum.

No. 16 marquette 70, xavier 52. Digital Access For Only $ 0 .99. For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. The Golden Eagles (12-3, 1-1) bounced back from an 89- 69 loss at St. John's in their Big East opener on New Year's Day. They improved to 11- 0 at the new Fiserv Forum.

BOX SCORE: MICHIGAN 79, ILLINOIS 69

"I'm feeling very fortunate," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "I know we got the win, but this is a good league and Illinois is going to be a very good team."

Charles Matthews added 14 points for the Wolverines, and Jon Teske had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Ayo Dosunmu scored 23 points for Illinois. Giorgi Bezhanishvili added 15, and Trent Frazier had 13.

"I thought we played well defensively," Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. "That's usually good enough to win, but we had some inconsistencies on offense."

Michigan led 39-34 at the half. Illinois pulled within five points at 49-44 with 13:30 left on Aaron Jordan's 3- pointer, but it was the closest the Illini could come, thanks to Michigan's offense and smothering defense.

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Underwood drew a technical foul late in the first half when he became angry protesting a possession call and threw his suit jacket into the crowd. Illinois responded with two 3-pointers by Dosunmu to close the half.

MICHIGAN TURNOVERS

The Wolverines had 11 turnovers in the first half.

"Our flow the first half was not good, mainly because of the high number of turnovers," Beilein said. "We adjusted and didn't turn the ball over much in the second half, which allowed us to get our shots and set our defense."

Simpson said turnovers were a main topic in the locker room at the half.

"Coach got on us about it," he said, "I think we had 11 in the first half, but we cleaned it up after that. It's important to be disciplined."

Michigan only turned the ball over three times in the second half. Both teams finished with 14 turnovers.

UNDER PRESSURE?

"It's hard to be undefeated," Simpson said. "I mean, we want to keep going. I'd say we're happy but not satisfied, if that makes sense."

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BIG PICTURE

Michigan is tied with Michigan State for the Big Ten lead.

Illinois continues its woes against top teams, going 0-14 overall against Top 25 teams. The Illini's last win over a top team was a 68-66 victory over then-No. 20 Iowa on March 10, 2016.

UP NEXT

Michigan: Hosts Northwestern on Sunday.

Illinois: Hosts Minnesota on Wednesday night.

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No. 2 Michigan beats Illinois 79-69 to improve to 16-0

No. 2 Michigan now 17-0 after 80-60 win over Northwestern.
Jon Teske scored all 17 of his points in the first half, and No. 2 Michigan is now off to its best start in program history after an 80-60 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night. BOX SCORE: NO. 2 MICHIGAN 80, NORTHWESTERN 60 The Wolverines (17-0, 6-0 Big Ten) started 16-0 on two previous occasions, but this season's team surpassed that by routing Northwestern. Zavier Simpson scored a career-high 24 points for Michigan, and Teske matched his own career high in scoring. The 7-foot-1 Teske made three 3-pointers, plus a couple more midrange shots.

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