Illinois can't keep up in 71-58 loss to Illinois
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Illinois started strong and seemed to be setting itself up for another impressive win after defeating top-ranked Indiana, Gonzaga, Butler and Ohio State earlier this season.
The Fighting Illini, though, were flat in the second half and No. 7 Michigan took advantage.
Trey Burke had 26 points and eight assists to help the Wolverines bounce back to beat Illinois 71-58 Sunday.
Illini coach John Groce said Michigan won because its team was tougher and smarter.
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