Michigan's Jon Horford (15) and Illinois' Tracy Abrams (13) dive for a loose ball during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Champaign, Ill. Michigan won 74-60.
The Michigan men's basketball team made its case to be the top-ranked team in the country on Sunday, defeating Illinois 74-60
at one of the toughest places to play in the Big Ten, Assembly Hall. After No. 1 Duke suffered an embarrassing loss to Miami last week, the No. 2 ranked Wolverines have as much of a case for the nation's top ranking. Will the voters with the Associated Press see it that way?
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