The Northwestern Wildcats needed a win in the worst way on Tuesday night against the No. 13 Michigan Wolverines, and for a half, the Wildcats' chances were looking good. However, Michigan would awake in the second half to force overtime, where the Wolverines cruised to a 67-55 victory. The loss is a severe blow to Northwestern's NCAA Tournament chances, and drops them to 16-11, 6-9 in the Big 10. Michigan improves to 21-7, 11-4 in victory.
Freshman guard Trey Burke was again phenomenal for the Wolverines, scoring 19 points and grabbing six rebounds. Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 14 for Michigan, while Stu Douglass added 12 points off the bench in the win.
Northwestern was led by forwrard John Shurna, who finished with 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting. Teammate Davide Curletti added 12 points and seven rebounds and guard Reggie Hearn had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats in the loss.
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