The soon to be #1 ranked Michigan Wolverines came in to Champaign, Illinois on Sunday and handed the Illini their third straight loss at home, 74-60. Trey Burke scored 19 points to lead the Wolverines. Brandon Paul was Illinois’ lead scorer with 15 points. Michigan had built a double digit lead before the Illini rallied in the second half to get as close as 41-37. But Burke and Michigan dominated inside the paint and finished off Illinois.
The loss drops Illinois’ season record to 15-6 and just 2-5 in the Big Ten. Michigan improves to 19-1 and 6-1. They will be named the number one team in the College Basketball rankings on Monday after last week’s top team, Duke lost to Miami.