NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Burke scored a season-best 27 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. matched his season high with 25 and No. 3 Michigan remained unbeaten with an 81-66 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night at the Barclays Center.
The Wolverines (11-0) were last off to this good a start in 1988-89 - the season they won the school's only national championship.
Burke and Hardaway both had solid all-around games in the backcourt. Burke was 12 of 16 from the field and had eight assists, while Hardaway was 7 of 12 and made half of his eight 3-point attempts.
Freshman Terry Henderson had a season-high 23 points for the Mountaineers (4-5), who lost their second straight after a three-game winning streak.
Michigan led 43-32 at halftime and was able to extend the lead with some efficient shooting. The Wolverines started the second half 9 of 16 from the field, a number that was made a lot better by West Virginia missing 12 of its first 15 shots over the same span.
The Wolverines led 54-36 on a drive by Burke with 17:04 to play. It looked as if Michigan would match its season average of winning every game by an average of 21 points.
No. 3 MICHIGAN 81, WEST VIRGINIA 66
Robinson III 2-4 4-6 8, Morgan 3-4 2-4 8, Burke 12-16 2-2 27, Hardaway Jr. 7-12 7-8 25, Stauskas 3-9 2-2 10, Albrecht 0-1 0-0 0, McGary 1-1 0-3 2, Horford 0-1 1-2 1, LeVert 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-50 18-27 81.
WEST VIRGINIA (4-5)
Kilicli 0-3 0-0 0, Miles 1-2 1-2 4, Staten 4-10 4-6 12, Hinds 2-5 0-0 4, Henderson 7-14 6-6 23, Rutledge 0-3 1-2 1, Harris 3-3 2-2 10, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Browne 1-7 6-6 8, Noreen 1-2 0-0 2, Gerun 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 20-52 20-24 66.
Halftime-Michigan 43-32. 3-Point Goals-Michigan 7-21 (Hardaway Jr. 4-8, Stauskas 2-7, Burke 1-2, LeVert 0-1, Albrecht 0-1, Robinson III 0-2), West Virginia 6-21 (Henderson 3-9, Harris 2-2, Miles 1-2, Gerun 0-1, Staten 0-1, Hinds 0-1, Browne 0-5). Fouled Out-Miles. Rebounds-Michigan 32 (Robinson III 7), West Virginia 29 (Rutledge 7). Assists-Michigan 13 (Burke 8), West Virginia 12 (Staten 5). Total Fouls-Michigan 18, West Virginia 21. Technical-Stauskas. A-16,514.
West Virginia finally started making some shots and the Mountaineers were able to get within 71-64 on a 3 by Henderson with 4:28 to play.
The rally took its toll on West Virginia and the Wolverines were able to straighten things out and pull away.
West Virginia, which came in shooting 26.4 percent from 3-point range, finished 6 of 21 from behind the arc, 3 of 15 in the second half.
Michigan shot 56 percent from the field (28 of 50) with an almost even split in each half.
The game, the third in a tripleheader called Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival, drew a crowd of 16,514.
No. 1 Indiana 86
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Walk-on Alex Barlow drove in for a spinning 6-foot jumper with 2.4 seconds left in overtime and Butler toppled Indiana 88-86 Saturday in the Crossroads Classic for their first victory over a top-ranked team in school history.
Barlow, a sophomore, had scored only 12 points this season and just 18 in his college career.
But the Bulldogs (8-2) put the ball in his hands with 19.3 seconds to go. As the clock ran down, Barlow slowly moved toward the lane, then took a couple of dribbles, stopped and put up a shot that hit the back of the rim and dropped in.
The Hoosiers (9-1) called timeout to set up a play but could only muster a half-court heave from Jordan Hulls. The shot went left of the basket and missed everything, ending one of this season's best college games.
No. 6 Louisville 87,
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Chane Behanan scored 22 points and Louisville rallied from 16 points down in the first half to beat Memphis.
Louisville (9-1) trailed 25-9 in the first half before pulling out its fourth straight win in a rivalry against a team the Cardinals have played in three conferences. The Big East will be the fourth when Memphis joins in July.
Russ Smith scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half for Louisville. Peyton Siva added 19 points, and Luke Hancock had 11.
Joe Jackson led Memphis (6-3) with 23 points and eight assists, and Tarik Black scored 21.
No. 15 Georgetown 81, Western Carolina 68
WASHINGTON (AP) - Greg Whittington scored a career-high 25 points to lead Georgetown to a win over Western Carolina.
Jabril Trawick added a career-high 14 points, and Otto Porter had 12 for the Hoyas (9-1), who took control with a 13-3 run at the end of the first half against a school that fell to 0-38 against teams ranked in the AP poll.
No. 21 North Carolina 93, East Carolina 87
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - James Michael McAdoo scored 19 points to help North Carolina hold off East Carolina.
P.J. Hairston added 18 for the Tar Heels (8-2), who emerged from a weeklong break due to fall exams with their third straight victory. North Carolina shot 55 percent in the first half to build a 16-point lead at the break, but the Pirates - coached by former UNC guard Jeff Lebo - outplayed the Tar Heels through much of the second half and made it a tough run to the finish.
No. 22 Notre Dame 81, Purdue 68
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jack Cooley had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Notre Dame to its seventh straight victory with a win over Purdue in the Crossroads Classic.
Eric Atkins had 17 points and seven assists, Pat Connaughton scored 16 and Garrick Sherman 11 for the Fighting Irish (9-1), who have won every game during their win streak by double digits. Former Purdue player Scott Martin chipped in with five points for Notre Dame on 2-for-8 shooting.