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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 10:16 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and No. 1 Michigan was nearly flawless at the start Wednesday night en route to a 68-46 victory over Northwestern.

The Wolverines made 10 of their first 11 shots and went the entire first half without a turnover.

Alex Olah scored 10 points for Northwestern.

No. 3 Indiana 97, Purdue 60 — In West Lafayette, Ind., Cody Zeller scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half, Christian Watford added 17 points and Indiana handed Purdue its worst loss at Mackey Arena.

The Hoosiers (19-2, 7-1 Big Ten) have won four straight and five consecutive road games in league play.

Purdue (11-10, 4-4) was led by freshman center A.J. Hammons, who had a career-high 30 points.

No. 4 Florida 75, South Carolina 36 — In Gainesville, Fla., Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario scored 15 points apiece, and Florida dominated another Southeastern Conference opponent.

Florida (17-2, 7-0) pulled ahead, 55-15, on Scottie Wilbekin's floater in the lane with 12:32 remaining.

Michael Carrera led South Carolina (12-8, 2-5) with 13 points and nine rebounds.

No. 5 Duke 75, Wake Forest 70 — In Winston-Salem, N.C., Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 32 points, and Seth Curry added 21 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minutes for the Duke (18-2, 5-2 ACC).

Freshman Devin Thomas had 15 points for the Demon Deacons (10-10, 3-5), who were denied a second upset of a nationally ranked state rival.

No. 14 Miami 73, Virginia 64 — In Blacksburg, Va., Shane Larkin scored 25 points to lead Miami to its eighth consecutive victory.

Kenny Kadji added 18 points and Trey McKinney-Jones had 12 for the Hurricanes (16-3, 7-0 ACC).

National scoring leader Erick Green led the Hokies (11-9, 2-5) with 30 points, and Jarell Eddie had 14.

LSU 73, No. 17 Missouri 70 — In Baton Rouge, La., Anthony Hickey scored 20 points, and Andre Stringer added 18 to lead LSU.

Hickey had 14 points in the second half, and Stringer converted a key four-point play late in the game for the Tigers (11-7, 2-5 SEC).

Phil Pressey scored 25 points for Missouri (15-5, 4-3).

No. 18 Kansas St. 83, Texas 57 — In Manhattan, Kan., Thomas Gipson had 17 points off the bench, Angel Rodriguez added 11 points and eight assists, and Kansas State (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) snapped a two-game skid.

Omari Lawrence added 12 points for the Wildcats.

Sheldon McClellan had 15 points on 3-of-12 shooting for Texas (9-11, 1-6).

No. 20 New Mexico 63, Wyoming 59 —In Laramie, Wyo., Cameron Bairstow scored 17 points, and New Mexico handed Wyoming its third straight loss.

Hugh Greenwood added 13, Kendall Williams 12 and Alex Kirk 10 for the Lobos (18-3, 5-1 Mountain West).

The Cowboys (15-5, 2-5) were led by Derrious Gilmore's 15 points.

No. 21 Creighton 91, Missouri State 77 — In Omaha, Neb., Doug McDermott scored 29 points and made five of Creighton's 15 3-pointers to lead Creighton.

Austin Chatman had 14 points and 10 assists for his first double-double as Creighton (19-3, 8-2) moved into a tie for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Gavin Thurman scored 19 points to lead Missouri State (6-16, 4-6), which dropped to 1-10 on the road.

No. 24 Cincinnati 62, Rutgers 54 — In Cincinnati, Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points, and Cincinnati intensified its defense in the second half, overcoming a 10-point deficit.

Cincinnati (17-4, 5-3 Big East) blocked eight shots, forced 21 turnovers and held the Scarlet Knights (12-8, 3-6).

District women

Duquesne 63, George Washington 59 (2OT) — In Washington, D.C., Wumi Agunbiade had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Dukes rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to keep their Atlantic 10 record unblemished.

Jocelyn Floyd scored 14 points off the bench, and Vanessa Abel (Southmoreland) had 12 for the Dukes (17-3, 6-0), who have won six in a row.

George Washington (8-12, 2-4) led, 41-30, with 12:09 left in the second half. The Dukes responded with a 16-2 run.

Danni Jackson and Sara Mostafa led the Colonials with 17 points apiece.

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