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Michigan improves to 10-0

TREY BURKE stole the ball near midcourt and raced ahead for a breakaway layup to put Michigan ahead by 31.

TREY BURKE stole the ball near midcourt and raced ahead for a breakaway layup to put Michigan ahead by 31.

Moments later, his night was done.

Burke scored 19 points in only 30 minutes - the most rest he's had in a game all season - and No. 3 Michigan routed visiting Binghamton, 67-39, on Tuesday.

Freshman Nik Stauskas added 12 points, and the Wolverines substituted liberally in a game that was every bit the mismatch it looked like before the opening tip.

"I don't feel banged up, but I think Spike [Albrecht] did a good job coming and giving me some time," Burke said. "Caris [LeVert] obviously came in and gave some great minutes."

LeVert played 14 minutes and Albrecht played 10. They combined for six assists and no turnovers.

The Wolverines (10-0) are off to their best start since their national title season of 1988-89.

The Bearcats (2-9) were coming off a 22-point loss to Bryant. They led Michigan 10-8 before the Wolverines went on a 19-2 run.

It was 34-14 at halftime.

Jordan Reed scored 11 points and was Binghamton's only player in double figures. He also had eight rebounds.

"That's a great team - a team that could win a national championship - so coming into their building was taking an awfully big bite at the apple," Binghamton coach Tommy Dempsey said. "I'm not sure that I thought it was realistic for us to come in here and beat Michigan, but I thought we were competitive, and at this stage of our program, that's a great step in the right direction."

In other Top 25 games * 

At Illinois, Brandon Paul scored 14 points and D.J. Richardson overcame a shoulder injury to add 11 and help the 10th-ranked Illini (11-0) hold off Norfolk State, 64-54.

Rashid Gaston scored 12 points and Pendarvis Williams added 11 for Norfolk State (6-6), which led for much of the first half.

Richardson left late in the first half with a badly bruised shoulder but returned. His layup with just under 2 minutes remaining put the Illini up 56-51 and they went on to get the win.

* At Minnesota, Rodney Williams scored a season-high 19 points and Trevor Mbakwe grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds to help lead the No. 13 Gophers (11-2) to a 70-57 win over North Dakota State (8-3).

Noteworthy * 

Sophomore guard Devon McMillan was granted his release from Fordham, and will transfer to another school.