Sunday, March 03, 2013

A Squeaker!

This was such a good game - a really enjoyable distraction on this cold, wintry day!

Burke Provides Heroics as Michigan Slides Past No. 9 Spartans

MGOBLUE Trey Burke
Trey Burke
March 3, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Center)
Score: #4 Michigan 58, #9 Michigan State 57
Records: U-M (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten), MSU (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Wednesday, March 6 -- at Purdue (West Lafayette, Ind.), 4 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After his steal and slam put the Wolverines ahead with 20 seconds left, sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland) intercepted a pass on the Spartans' final possession, pushing the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 4 AP, No. 4 ESPN/USA Today) past Michigan State (No. 9 AP, No. 10 ESPN/USA Today), 58-57, on Sunday afternoon (March 3) inside a Maized-Out Crisler Center.
U-M prevailed despite not hitting a three-pointer all game and playing the majority of the contest without freshman guard Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/St. Mark's School [Mass.]), who left in the first half after being elbowed in the head.

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Burke finished with 21 points, eight assists, five steals and five rebounds. Freshman forward Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy) was the only other Wolverine in double-figure scoring with 11 points.