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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke had 18 points and 11 assists, and No. 3 Michigan held off a late rally by No. 18 North Carolina State in a 79-72 victory Tuesday night.


Freshman Nik Stauskas led the Wolverines (6-0) with 20 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16, but it was Burke who controlled the game, equaling his previous career high of nine assists in the first half and going the whole game without a turnover.


N.C. State (4-2) trailed 73-58 before going on a 10-0 run capped by T.J. Warren's layup with 2:11 remaining. Hardaway answered with a driving bank shot.


It was 75-70 when the Wolfpack forced a turnover and called a timeout with 54.4 seconds to play, but C.J. Leslie was called for an offensive foul.


Leslie appeared to swing his left arm a bit while backing down against Michigan's Mitch McGary. N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried was incensed by the call on the sideline.


Warren led the Wolfpack with 18 points.


Michigan committed only six turnovers — four in the first half. N.C. State shot 57 percent from the field but lost its fifth straight game in the ACC-Big Ten challenge.


Michigan led 45-40 after Leslie's twisting dunk early in the second half. The Wolverines answered with an alley-oop pass to Glenn Robinson III, whose dunk popped out of the basket momentarily before dropping back in.


Michigan methodically built its lead into double digits and led 62-48 after Stauskas made a 3-pointer from the right wing.


It was 73-58 before N.C. State made a game of it down the stretch. Warren scored on a 3-on-1 break to make it 73-68. He was fouled on the play but missed the free throw that would have cut the deficit to four.


Indiana 83, North Carolina 59

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller had 20 points and eight rebounds, leading No. 1 Indiana to a stunning rout of No. 14 North Carolina in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.


Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both added 19 points for the Hoosiers (7-0), who have won 34 consecutive November games at home.


The Tar Heels (5-2) were led by Dexter Strickland with 14 points and Marcus Paige with 11 — not nearly enough when North Carolina managed three points and one field goal — a tip-in that Indiana may have gotten a hand on — in the first 8 1/2 minutes of the second half.



Minnesota 77, Florida St. 68

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Joe Coleman scored 16 points, Rodney Williams added 14 and No. 21 Minnesota beat defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.


Rodney Williams added 14 points, Austin Hollins 13 and Andre Hollins 12 for the Gophers, who never trailed.


Minnesota (7-1) led 38-25 at halftime and by as many as 21 in the second half. The Gophers' lone loss was to second-ranked Duke on Thanksgiving in a holiday tournament in the Bahamas.



Virginia Tech 95, Iowa 79

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Erick Green scored 24 points and Robert Brown had 18 Tuesday night, leading Virginia Tech to a victory against Iowa in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.


The Hokies (6-0) broke away with a 19-1 run spanning the halves, then withstood a run that pulled the Hawkeyes to within 57-54 with 12 minutes left. Virginia Tech then went on a 12-4 burst to rebuild the margin. The victory, under first-year coach James Johnson, gave the Hokies their first 6-0 start since 1982-83.


Pittsburgh 70, Howard 46

PITTSBURGH — Lamar Patterson and Tray Woodall scored 15 points each and Pittsburgh pulled away from Howard in the second half for a victory.


Talib Zanna added 12 points and eight rebounds and freshman point guard James Robinson had 11 points and eight assists for the Panthers (6-1), who had little trouble against the overmatched Bison (1-6) after a lethargic first half.


Simuel Frazier led Howard with 12 points and Mike Phillips and Alphonse Leary scored 10 points each for the Bison but could do little over the final 20 minutes after Pitt got serious.



WOMEN Baylor 89, Rice 49

HOUSTON — Brittney Griner scored a season-high 35 points and third-ranked Baylor cruised to an 89-49 victory over Rice on Tuesday night.


Playing a college basketball game in her hometown of Houston for the first time, Griner received a standing ovation from the predominantly Baylor-backing crowd when she was announced before the game.


The 6-foot-8 senior added nine rebounds and four blocks as Baylor (6-1) raced to a 46-17 halftime lead and never looked back.


When Griner was benched with more than 12 minutes remaining in the game, she had seven more points than Rice's entire team.


Jessica Kuster scored 18 points for Rice (2-4) in the loss.


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