Thursday, March 07, 2013
Wolverines Complete Comeback to Derail Boilermakers
Site: West Lafayette, Ind. (Mackey Arena)
Score: #7 Michigan 80, Purdue 75
Records: U-M (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten), Purdue (14-16, 7-10 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, March 10 -- vs. Indiana (Crisler Center), 4 p.m.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 7 AP, No. 8 ESPN/USA Today) overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat Purdue, 80-75, on Wednesday (March 6) at Mackey Arena. Sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland) scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half, in a game that saw Michigan lead by as many as 10 and trail by 12 with 12 minutes to play.
Freshman guard Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) and junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (Miami, Fla./Palmetto Senior) joined Burke in double figures with 17 and 16 points, respectively.