AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Sporting Alert) — Mitch McGary scored a season-high 21 points and 14 rebounds and No. 4 Michigan beat Virginia Commonwealth 78-53 in the NCAA March Madness to cruise into the sweet 16 on Saturday.
Trey Burke finished with 18 points and eight assists, but had seven turnovers in the process for Michigan (28-7).
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III, who pulled down nine rebounds, had 14 points apiece in the win for the Wolverines who advanced to the NCAA round of 16 for the first time since 1994.
Juvonte Reddic had 16 points to lead VCU in the defeat, while Treveon Graham contributed 11 for the Rams (27-9) which trailed 23-38 at half-time.
Michigan started fast and kept VCU from scoring after the latter went over four-minutes in the first half without a bucket after missing eight attempts between 10:40 and 6:32.
The Wolverines led for as many as 31 points, while VCU’s biggest lead was two-points.
Michigan will next play the winner of Kansas-North Carolina on Friday.