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  • No. 2 Michigan pounds Northwestern

  • EVANSTON, Ill. — Trey Burke scored 23 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 and No. 2 Michigan pounded Northwestern 94-66 on Thursday night to remain unbeaten.
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  • EVANSTON, Ill. — Trey Burke scored 23 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 and No. 2 Michigan pounded Northwestern 94-66 on Thursday night to remain unbeaten.
    Off to their best start since they opened the 1985-86 season with 16 wins, the Wolverines (14-0, 1-0) had no trouble in the Big Ten opener.
    They built a 21-point halftime lead and were never challenged by Northwestern (9-5, 0-1).
    Michigan shot 59.6 percent overall and made 13 of 22 3-point attempts. Burke shot 9 of 16 overall and hit 4 of 6 3-pointers. Hardaway was 6 of 8 from the field and 4 of 5 from long range.
    Jared Swopshire and Kale Abrahamson each scored 11 points for Northwestern, which allowed the most points in a game this season.
    No. 10 Gonzaga 78,Pepperdine 62
    At Malibu, Calif., Elias Harris scored 18 points and Kelly Olynk had 16 to lead 10 Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams.
    Olynk scored 14 points in the second half as the Bulldogs (14-1, 1-0) won despite shooting a season-low 43.4 percent from the field. Reserve guard David Stockton added nine points and four steals and Kevin Pangos scored nine points.
    Pangos gave Gonzaga the lead for good at 38-36 on a 3-pointer and the Bulldogs pulled away to their 23rd consecutive win against Pepperdine, its longest streak against a conference opponent.
    Lorne Jackson led the Waves (8-6, 0-1) with 16 points and Jordan Baker had 15.
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