No costly mistakes this time. No problems at the foul line. No big turnovers, either.
When Michigan pulled away from Penn State on Thursday, Trey Burke and Co. just poured it on.
Burke scored 21 points and the sixth-ranked Wolverines beat the Nittany Lions 83-66 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament, avenging a shocking loss during the regular season.
''It was a lot of motivation coming into this game,'' Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. said. ''We knew what they did to us at Happy Valley and we really wanted to do a great job just going into the game, sticking to the game plan, and just playing Michigan basketball.''
Hardaway and Nik Stauskas each had 15 points for the Wolverines (26-6), who will play fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the quarterfinals on Friday. Freshman reserve Mitch McGary added 10 points and 11 rebounds, helping Michigan to a 28-15 advantage in second-chance points.
''Their bigs did a tremendous job today,'' Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. ''I think ...