ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke scored 19 points and freshman Nik Stauskas added 12 to lead No. 3 Michigan to a 67-39 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday night.
The Wolverines (10-0) are off to their best start since their national title season of 1988-89, and this win was every bit the mismatch it was expected to be. The Bearcats (2-9), coming off a 22-point loss to Bryant, led 10-8 before the Wolverines went on a 19-2 run.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Brandon Paul scored 14 points and D.J. Richardson overcame a shoulder injury to add 11, helping Illinois hold off Norfolk State.
The Illini (11-0), coming off a win at Gonzaga that helped move them into the top 10, were sluggish against the Spartans. Illinois came in shooting 46 percent but hit just 35 percent Tuesday.
VILLANOVA, Pa. — James Bell hit the winning 3-pointer with 29 seconds left to rally Villanova to a 65-61 win over Saint Joseph's on Tuesday night.
Bell and JayVaughn Pinkston scored 12 points apiece for the Wildcats (6-4). Bell squared up and delivered the decisive blow in a city series game that had the crowd roaring down the stretch.
Halil Kanacevic started the fun with an obscene gesture toward the Villanova student section after a 3-pointer that never calmed down the fans.
Langston Galloway led the Hawks (5-3) with 22 points and Carl Jones had 16.
The Wildcats beat the Hawks for the first time in two seasons and extended their series lead in the annual Big 5 game to 45-25.
TOWSON, Md. — Alyssa Thomas had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Katie Rutan added a season-high 16 points to lead No. 10 Maryland to an 88-43 win over Towson on Tuesday night.
Tianna Hawkins added 14 points and Alicia DeVaughn 12 for the Terrapins (7-2), who have won three straight by an average of nearly 40 points after their loss to No. 2 Connecticut on Dec. 3. The Terps led by as many as 49 in the second half.
AUSTIN, Texas — Brady Sanders scored 15 points and Cokie Reed added 14 to lead Texas to an easy win over Louisiana-Monroe.
Imani McGee-Stafford had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Empress Davenport also scored 11 for the Longhorns (6-1).
Texas played its first game since losing to No. 14 UCLA 62-42 on Saturday in Houston. Texas led Louisiana-Monroe 35-21 at the break and opened up a 59-31 lead midway through the second half. Tyler Holley led the Warhawks (2-7) with a career-high 14 points.