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Purdue guard Terone Johnson (0) makes a layup between Michigan guard Nik Stauskas (11) and guard Tim Hardaway Jr., (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (AP)
No. 2 Michigan beats Purdue 68-53

Posted on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Trey Burke had 15 points and eight assists and gave No. 2 Michigan a boost on defense, helping the Wolverines shake free of Purdue in the second half for a 68-53 win Thursday night.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 13 points for Michigan, which has a chance to move to No. 1 in the country if it can win at Illinois on Sunday. Duke, the current top-ranked team, lost Wednesday.

The Wolverines (18-1, 5-1 Big Ten) trailed by seven in the first half, but Purdue (10-9, 3-3) couldn’t keep up its torrid outside shooting. Terone Johnson scored 14 points for the Boilermakers.

Michigan took control with a 14-2 run in the second half.