Robinson, Burke help No.3 Michigan to victory over Arkansas
Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) - Glenn Robinson III scored 17 points and Trey Burke added 16 with seven assists, as No. 3 Michigan pulled away down the stretch for an 80-67 triumph over Arkansas.
Tim Hardaway Jr. tallied 14 points, while Jordan Morgan and Nik Stauskas each tallied 12. Morgan also had 10 rebounds for the Wolverines (9-0), who gave head coach John Beilein his 100th win at the school.
Michigan is 9-0 for the first time since the 1988-89 season, when the Wolverines went 11-0 on the way to the program's first national championship season.
Marshawn Powell scored 18 for the Razorbacks (4-4), who also received 13 points from Kikko Haydar and 10 apiece from Hunter Mickelson and Rickey Scott. Arkansas has lost four of its last five contests.
Morgan's jumper capped a series of 10 straight points for the Wolverines, as they expanded their lead to 22-11 midway through the first half. The difference remained the same (42-32) at the break.
Although the Razorbacks never led, they did get within a point a couple of times in the second half, the last at 56-55 on Scott's layup inside nine minutes.
Stauskas and Spike Albrecht then drilled 3-pointers and the Wolverines were able to move the margin to double digits with under three minutes left.
Beilein is the seventh Michigan coach to reach 100 victories in a tenure ... Arkansas, which played its first true road game of the year, is 0-10 all-time against teams ranked No. 3 in the country ... Michigan hosted an SEC opponent for the first time in nearly a decade (70-66 win over Vanderbilt on Dec. 21, 2002). The Razorbacks beat the Wolverines in Fayetteville on Jan. 21, 2012, 66-64.
12/08 14:47:51 ET