|Iowa State forward Anthony Booker grabs a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)|
Hardaway, Morgan help No. 14 Michigan top Iowa St.
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points and Jordan Morgan added 16 to help No. 14 Michigan beat Iowa State 76-66 Saturday.
It was the first time the schools had met since Johnny Orr left Iowa State in 1994. Orr remains the winningest coach in Michigan history, with 209 wins between 1969-80, and at Iowa State, with 218 victories starting in 1981.
The teams entered the game with identical 5-2 records. Michigan, though, lost to Duke and Virginia, while Iowa State has been beaten by Northern Iowa and Drake.
The Cyclones led by many as six in the opening five minutes, but Trey Burke scored the next eight points. Michigan controlled the game after that, handing Iowa State their second straight defeat.
Burke finished with 13 points for Michigan, but only had two in the second half.
Royce White had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Cyclones, while former Michigan State Spartan Chris Allen added 11 -- all in the second half.
The Cyclones were close for most of the first half, but Eso Akunne's 3-pointer kicked off a 13-2 run that put the Wolverines up 34-25 at the half.
Morgan's three-point play early in the second half expanded the margin to 44-31, and the Wolverines continued to pull away for most of the final period.
Michigan led 68-50 with five minutes to play, but didn't score again until the final 45 seconds. Iowa State cut the deficit to six, causing Wolverines coach John Beilein to call several timeouts, but Michigan made enough free throws to hold on.