Illinois Fighting Illini guard D.J. Richardson (1) defends Michigan Wolverines guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) during the first half at Assembly Hall.(Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports)
Champaign, IL (Sports Network) - Michigan capitalized on its opportunity of
grasping college basketball's brass ring this time around.
And come Monday, the Maze and Blue will most likely sit atop the polls for the
first time since the 1992-93 season.
Trey Burke tallied 19 points, five assists and five rebounds in No. 2
Michigan's 74-60 victory over Illinois.
Michigan had a chance to become the top team in the country two Sundays ago,
but the Wolverines fell to arch-rival Ohio State in Columbus. Duke, currently
the No. 1 squad in the nation, opened the door for a new top team when the
Blue Devils were routed by Miami-Florida earlier in the week.
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