Point guard Trey Burke has helped push Michigan toward its best start in 24 seasons, and his play could prove even more essential in the next game.
The third-ranked Wolverines will try to improve to 9-0 and give coach John Beilein his 100th victory at the school during Saturday's visit from Arkansas and its high-pressure defense.
Burke, Michigan's leading scorer at 17.0 points per game, directs an offense that is among the nation's best at taking care of the ball with an average of 9.9 turnovers. In Tuesday's 73-41 rout of visiting Western Michigan, he had 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, seven assists and no turnovers. Michigan gave the ball away 10 times during its fourth win by 30 or more points.
"The last two games at (home), he's had 18 assists and no turnovers. That's pretty impressive," Beilein said. "He's got an edge of toughness and he's got a pace to him. He understands when we need him to do more, and when we need him just to find all these good shooters we have around h...