Top-ranked Michigan rolls past Northwestern 68-46

January 30, 2013 - 9:31 PM
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Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. celebrates after a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and No. 1 Michigan was nearly flawless at the start Wednesday night en route to a 68-46 victory over Northwestern.

The Wolverines made 10 of their first 11 shots and went the entire first half without a turnover. They didn't commit a foul, either, until the final minute of the half.

Michigan took over the top spot in the AP poll this week for the first time since the 1992-93 season. The Wolverines can now prepare for Saturday night's showdown at No. 3 Indiana.

Michigan played without forward Jordan Morgan, who sprained his right ankle last weekend.

Alex Olah scored 10 points for Northwestern.