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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke had 15 points and eight assists and gave No. 2 Michigan a boost on defense, helping the Wolverines shake free of Purdue in the second half for a 68-53 win Thursday night.


Tim Hardaway Jr. added 13 points for Michigan, which has a chance to move to No. 1 in the next AP poll if it can win at Illinois on Sunday. Duke, the current top-ranked team, lost Wednesday.


The Wolverines (18-1, 5-1 Big Ten) trailed by seven in the first half, but Purdue (10-9, 3-3) couldn't keep up its torrid outside shooting. Terone Johnson scored 14 points for the Boilermakers.



Richmond 86, VCU 74

RICHMOND, Va. — Kendall Anthony scored 21 of his 26 points after halftime and Darien Brothers hit two huge 3-pointers as Richmond needed overtime to end No. 19 VCU's 13-game winning streak.


Brothers had 18 points and Cedrick Lindsay 13 as the Spiders (13-7, 3-2 Atlantic 10) won for only the second time in their last nine meetings with the Rams. Richmond hit 12 3-pointers with Anthony making five and Brothers four, including one with 1.5 seconds left in regulation to force the overtime, and another to clinch it with 1:35 to play in OT.



Mississippi 62, Tennessee 56

OXFORD, Miss. — Marshall Henderson scored 28 points, hitting six 3-pointers in the second half, and No. 23 Mississippi rallied for a victory over Tennessee.


Henderson is the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer with 18.9 points per game and he put on a show after the break, nearly single-handedly carrying the Rebels (16-2, 5-0) to their eighth consecutive victory. It's only the second time Ole Miss has started 5-0 in SEC play. Tennessee (9-8, 1-4) led for much of the game, but couldn't withstand Henderson's hot shooting. Jordan McRae led the Volunteers with 26 points while Trae Golden added 11.


WOMEN Duke 60, Clemson 46

CLEMSON, S.C. — Tricia Liston scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke bounced back from a blowout loss earlier this week, beating Clemson.




South Carolina 55, Kentucky 50

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ieasia Walked had 16 points and eight rebounds as No. 18 South Carolina beat No. 5 Kentucky, ended the Wildcats' nation's longest winning streak at 17 games.



Penn St. 64, Minnesota 59

STATE COLLEGE — Maggie Lucas scored 26 points, and Nikki Greene had 13 rebounds and hit three key second-half buckets to help No. 8 Penn State hold off Minnesota.


Alex Bentley added 12 points as the Lady Lions (16-2, 6-0 Big Ten) hung for their 10th straight win despite struggling from the field.


The Gophers (13-7, 2-4) had a chance to take the lead twice late with the ball in the hands of their best player, Rachel Banham (19 points). But the sophomore was whistled for traveling and an offensive foul on back-to-back possessions with 1:09 left, with Minnesota trailing by one each time.



Michigan 61, Indiana 43

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Rachel Sheffer scored 19 points, helping No. 23 Michigan get back on track with a victory over cold-shooting Indiana.


Kate Thompson added 13 points, and Nya Jordan had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten), who had their 10-game winning streak snapped in a loss to No. 8 Penn State on Monday.


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