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WVU vs. Michigan final score: No. 3 Wolverines drop Mountaineers, 81-66

The Mountaineers couldn't stop Trey Burke and undefeated Michigan.

Mike Stobe

The West Virginia Mountaineers couldn't stop Trey Burke and No. 3 Michigan Saturday, falling to the Wolverines 81-66 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Michigan (11-0) shot 56 percent from the field, led by Burke, who went 12-of-16 en route to 27 points. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points for the Wolverines. For WVU, Terry Henderson scored 23 points, but the Mountaineers were just 20-of-52 from the field.

The Wolverines jumped out to a big lead early, going on a 13-2 run to start the game. They also led 25-9. The Mountaineers climbed back and trailed by just five late in the first half, but Nik Stauskas made a big three-pointer with two-and-a-half minutes remaining in the half, and Michigan ended up taking an 11-point lead into the locker room. The Wolverines held the Mountaineers at arm's length through most of the second half -- Henderson hit a three with four-and-a-half minutes left to bring the Mountaineers within seven, but that was as close as it got.

WVU takes on Oakland at home on Wednesday.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.