ANN ARBOR, MI (WTVB) – Second-ranked Michigan overcame an off-shooting night to earn a 62-47 victory over Nebraska at Crisler Center, tying the best start in program history. The win moved the Wolverines to 16-and-0 and 3-and-0 in the Big Ten and that matches the team that began the 1985-1986 season with 16 straight victories and included a Big Ten title. They got it done last night Trey Burke scored 18 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines, who shot a season-low 39 percent as a team and hit just 3-of-17 tries from 3-point range.
The Wolverines travel to number-15 Ohio State on Sunday. Also last night in the Big Ten, 8th-ranked Minnesota was a winner at number-12 Illinois 84-to-67. Meanwhile, Western Michigan last night opened Mid-American Conference play and the Broncos scored their fewest points of the season in a 65-to-43 loss at Akron. Tonight’s schedule includes 22nd-ranked Michigan State at Iowa.