No. 4 Michigan pulls away to beat Penn State 79-71 - Northern Michigan's News Leader

No. 4 Michigan pulls away to beat Penn State 79-71

Posted: Updated:

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points and freshman Glen Robinson III matched a career high with 21 to help No. 4 Michigan bounce back from an embarrassing loss with a 79-71 victory over Penn State on Sunday.

The Wolverines (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten) had dropped three of their previous four games, including a 23-point loss Tuesday night on the road against No. 8 Michigan State, and needed a half to shake off their slump.

Michigan appeared to still be struggling to get over its blowout against the rival Spartans when it trailed for much of the first half against a last-place team without a conference win.

The Nittany Lions (8-17, 0-13) led by as many as eight points in the first half. They went ahead 7-plus minutes into the game and had the lead until Burke made a game-tying, off-balance fadeaway with 55 seconds left in the first half.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Isabella County Man Dies in Collision with Semi Truck

    Isabella County Man Dies in Collision with Semi Truck

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:16:28 GMT
    A Weidman man is dead and a Remus woman is fighting for her life following a crash between a semi truck and a car in Isabella County. The crash happened around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
    A Weidman man is dead and a Remus woman is fighting for her life following a crash between a semi truck and a car in Isabella County. The crash happened around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Big Rapids Business Security Breach Impacts Hundreds of Credit Card Holders

    Big Rapids Business Security Breach Impacts Hundreds of Credit Card Holders

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:44:11 GMT
    Police in Big Rapids are warning residents and visitors to check their bank accounts after several people have reported credit card fraud over the past week.
    Police in Big Rapids are warning residents and visitors to check their bank accounts after several people have reported credit card fraud over the past week.
  • Charlevoix County Man Seriously Injured After Losing Control of Motorcycle

    Charlevoix County Man Seriously Injured After Losing Control of Motorcycle

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:49:06 GMT
    An East Jordan man is believed to be in critical condition after losing control of his motorcycle. Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office says Casey Gardner was riding on M-66, near Lord Road, in South Arm Township...
    An East Jordan man is believed to be in critical condition after losing control of his motorcycle. Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office says Casey Gardner was riding on M-66, near Lord Road, in South Arm Township...