Robinson III, Burke shine as No. 2 Michigan routs Iowa
Ann Arbor, MI, United States (4E Sports) – Freshman forward Glenn Robinson III and sophomore guard Trey Burke both had double-double performances as No. 2 Michigan routed Iowa, 95-67, for its 15th straight victory Sunday at Crisler Center.
Robinson tallied 20 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double while Burke had 19 points and 10 dimes as the Wolverines moved one win shy of tying the program’s best start of 16-0 in 1985-96.
Junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. also had 19 points on top of five rebounds and five assists while Nik Stauskas had 13 points on three three-point field goals.
Freshman forward Mitch McGary also made his mark in the shaded lane, grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Roy Devyn Marble had 14 points and Anthony Clemmons had 12 for the Hawkeyes, who dropped to 11-4 after suffering a second straight loss.
The Wolverines outrebounded the Hawkeyes, 41-26, and had 24 assists on 36 field goals. Michigan had 16 fastbreak points and scored 15 points off Iowa’s turnovers. It also was the 11th time this season Michigan has shot 50 percent or better from the field.
The Hawkeves scored the first seven points of the game but a dunk and three-pointer from Robinson cut their lead to 10-7.
Robinson gave Michigan its first lead of the game, 17-16, on a layup with 10:05 remaining, before Iowa scored the game’s next five points.
Hardaway then sank a three-pointer to give Michigan the lead which it extended to four, 33-29, on Burke fast-break layup with 2:59 left. Stauskas’ first three of the half made it 38-33 with 1:42 remaining in the first half.
A buzzer-beating layup by Robinson gave Michigan a 46-35 advantage at the break.
Hardaway, Stauskas, Burke and Robinson combined to give the Wolverines a 62-42 lead, with 12:58 remaining in the second half.
An emphatic dunk by Robinson, a three-pointer by Stauskas and a layup by Burke put Michigan ahead by 75-50.
The Wolverines led by as many as 35 after a Stauskas three with 4:52 left.