NCAA Tournament 2nd Round
(4) Michigan 71, (13) South Dakota State 56
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Glenn Robinson III scored 21 points and Mitch McGary added 13 points and nine rebounds, helping fourth-seeded Michigan to a 71-56 NCAA tournament win over 13th-seeded South Dakota State on Thursday night.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points and picked up some of the slack for Trey Burke, who was held in single digits for the first time all season.
"We knew he was frustrated. I could see it in his body language in the first half," South Dakota State coach Scott Nagy said. "Nate (Wolters) is a tremendous defender and he doesn't get much credit for it, but he did a good job."
Robinson, the son of the former Purdue star with the same name, scored Michigan's first 11 points of the second half, including three 3-pointers.
Robinson put the Wolverines up 41-30 with a 3. He finished 8 of 9 from the field.
Hardaway, another Michigan player with a familiar name, went 8 of 13 and made five 3-pointers.
McGary, a freshman making only his third start of the season, gave the Wolverines some added muscle inside. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound McGary added an exclamation mark late in the game when he stepped in front of a pass by Wolters, stole the ball and went all the way for a dunk to make it 65-52.
Brayden Carlson had 20 points for the Jackrabbits, but only four after halftime.
Burke is a national player of the year candidate, and Wolters is one of the country's top scorers, but the much-anticipated matchup of talented point guards never really lived up to the hype.
Burke scored only two points in the first half, and Wolters had only four.
"It was just difficult to get in the lane, and they did a good job on pick-and-rolls just kind of staying with me and trapping me a little bit," Wolters said. "Brayden really got us going first half. He was our only source of offense."
Carlson kept the Jackrabbits in the game, and Hardaway picked up the slack for the Wolverines with 12 first-half points, all on 3-pointers.
South Dakota State used only six players, with four going 40 minutes.
Michigan was ranked No. 1 in the country earlier this season but leveled off down the stretch in the rugged Big Ten. The Wolverines are playing in their home state in the NCAA tournament for the first time.