Wolverines, Cardinals win with ease...Mizzou tested by state rivalUNDATED (AP) - The third-ranked Michigan Wolverines are off to their first 8-0 start in 16 years following an easy win over Western Michigan.
Trey Burke had 20 points and seven assists as the Wolverines rolled to a 73-41 win over the Broncos. Nik Stauskas added 11 points for Michigan, which turned the game into a rout with a 22-2 run in the second half.
Also on the top-25 schedule, fifth-ranked Louisville had a season-high 18 steals and forced 27 turnovers in an 80-38 pounding of College of Charleston. Wayne Blackshear had 18 points and contributed to a 22-7 spurt that put the Cardinals ahead 36-14.
No. 8 Arizona brushed aside its 27 turnovers and beat Southern Miss 63-55. Nick Johnson scored 23 points, and Kevin Parrom added 13 of his 14 in the second half.
Laurence Bowers scored a career-high 26 points and Phil Pressey added 17 as 12th-ranked Missouri beat Southeast Missouri State 81-65. Missouri trailed by 10 at halftime and was behind for 17 minutes until Bowers hit a jumper to put the Tigers ahead 57-56 with just under 11 minutes left.
No. 13 Illinois closed on an 18-10 run to pull out a 72-64 triumph over Western Carolina. D.J. Richardson scored 13 points for the Illini, including three-pointers on consecutive possessions to put Illinois ahead 62-56.
Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points by intermission before No. 14 Minnesota completed an 88-64 pounding of South Dakota State. Hollins swished his first six 3-point attempts and finished 8 for 9 from the field for the 9-1 Gophers.
Otto Porter's 14 rebounds and eight rebounds led No. 15 Georgetown to a 64-41 rout of Texas. It was the Longhorns' lowest point total since Rick Barnes took over as head coach for the 1998-99 season.
Justin Hawkins had 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in a second-half rally that put No. 21 UNLV in front, and the Runnin' Rebels defeated tenacious Portland 68-60. Playing their first game on the road this season, the Runnin' Rebels (6-1) were without top rebounder Mike Moser.
Richard Howell dropped in 13 points and grabbed all 10 of his rebounds in the second half as No. 25 North Carolina State nipped Connecticut 69-65. C.J. Leslie had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Wolf Pack.
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