Sunday's Results

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Michigan 71, Illinois 58
Guard Trey Burke scored a game-high 26 points to become the seventh sophomore in program history to reach 1,000 career points, helping the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 7 AP, No. 7 ESPN/USA Today) sweep Illinois, 71-58, on Sunday afternoon inside Crisler Center. U-M held a 43-27 second-half point advantage to win its fifth straight over the Illini. Also contributing in double-digit scoring were junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and freshman guard Glenn Robinson III with 13 and 10 points, respectively. U-M shot 25 of 49 (51 percent) from the floor in the game while holding the Illini to just 21-of-51 (41 percent) from the field. The Wolverines forced Illinois into 13 turnovers, including nine steals, off which they scored 27 points. RECAP

Ohio State 68, Michigan State 60
Aaron Craft slashed through the lane for a career-high 21 points on Sunday - more than he had scored in the last three games combined - to lead No. 18 Ohio State to a 68-60 victory over fourth-ranked Michigan State. The loss crippled the Spartans' hopes of catching up with top-ranked Indiana, which now leads the Big Ten race by two full games with four remaining. Deshaun Thomas added 12 of his 14 points in the second half for the Buckeyes (20-7, 10-5), who stand fifth in the conference. Evan Ravenel added 10 points and a crucial block in the final minute. Freshman Gary Harris had 14 points and Adreian Payne and Derrick Nix each had 12 for the Spartans (22-6, 11-4), who have dropped two in a row after winning 11 of 12. RECAP

Purdue 74, Northwestern 43
Terone Johnson scored 22 points to help Purdue defeat Northwestern 74-43 on Sunday night and snap a three-game losing streak. D.J. Byrd scored 13 points and Ronnie Johnson and Rapheal Davis added 10 each for the Boilermakers (13-14, 6-8 Big Ten), who shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded the Wildcats 48-23. It was the second-largest victory margin of the season for Purdue and the worst loss of the season for Northwestern. Tre Demps led Northwestern with nine points. Reggie Hearn, who scored 26 in Northwestern's 75-60 win on Feb. 2, finished with eight. Northwestern (12-15, 5-9) has lost its past three games, all by 20 or more points. RECAP

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