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Michigan Stakes Claim At Number 1 – NCAA Top 25 News And Notes For January 28th

Michigan v Illinois - Joe Robbins/Getty Images
Michigan v Illinois – Joe Robbins/Getty Images

UNDATED (AP) — Michigan is in position to take over the top spot in the AP poll. The second ranked Wolverines picked up their second win of the week as they stopped Illinois, 74-60. Current top team, Duke, was a loser Wednesday to Miami. Trey Burke led the way for Michigan with 19 points, which trailed after the opening minutes. Michigan, which is now 19-1, was last ranked No. 1 during the 1992-’93 season.

In other games involving ranked schools:

—Seventh-ranked Indiana knocked off 13th-ranked Michigan State 75-70 in a Big Ten showdown in Bloomington. Junior guard Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) had 21 points, seven rebounds and six steals while leading Indiana to its 18th win in 20 games this season. The Hoosiers are 6-1 in conference play. The Spartans fall to 17-4 overall and are 6-2 in the Big Ten.

— The 17th-ranked Creighton Bluejays bounced back from a pair of road losses with an easy 81-51 win over Southern Illinois. Doug McDermott led the attack with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Creighton has won 10 straight from SIU.

— Trey McKinney Jones scored 15 points for the Miami Hurricanes, and the Atlantic Coast Conference leaders won their seventh game in a row by beating Florida State, 71-47. The blowout victory before a capacity crowd was the second in a row for the 25th-ranked Hurricanes, ensuring a significant jump in Monday’s poll. They drubbed No. 1 Duke on Wednesday. Miami, with a record of 15-3 overall and 6-0 in the ACC, is off to its best start in the conference, alone atop the standings.

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