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College men’s basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 2 Michigan has best-ever start after beating Wildcats

Jon Teske scored all 17 of his points in the first half, and No. 2 Michigan is now off to its best start in program history after an 80-60 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night at Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines (17-0, 6-0 Big Ten) started 16-0 on two previous occasions, but this season’s team surpassed that by routing Northwestern. Zavier Simpson scored a career-high 24 points for Michigan, and Teske matched his own career high in scoring.

Northwestern defense stuns No. 20 Utah 31-20 in Holiday Bowl

Northwestern converted three Utah turnovers into 21 points in a dizzying nine-minute stretch in the pouring rain in the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl, including Jared McGee’s 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown, to stun the No. 20 Utes 31-20.

Pick 6: College football fanbases most cool with their coach

Not many college football fans outside of Alabama and Ohio State are totally content with their coach. And satisfaction can be fleeting, as Michigan State fans are finding out now. These days, Clemson fans are crazy about Dabo Swinney and Stanford supporters are cool with David Shaw. What other fanbases are feeling good about its coach heading into 2017?

Freshmen Zach Collins, Killian Tillie help Gonzaga hold off Northwestern

Gonzaga led 63-56, but the Wildcats were closing fast. The Zags’ memorable season and NCAA Tournament were hanging in the balance. Sounds like a job for a couple of 19-year-olds. Coach Mark Few turned to his bench and inserted freshmen Zach Collins and Killian Tillie for Przemek Karnowski and Johnathan Williams.

Gonzaga missed big opportunity with Northwestern flagrant foul

Gonzaga won 79-73 on Saturday and the big controversy was about a goaltending no call that ended up yielding a four-point swing toward the Bulldogs when Northwestern coach Chris Collins was called for a technical foul for yelling at the officials.

NCAA admits error in noncall that went Gonzaga’s way

In a sport where gigantic athletes are not allowed to touch yet are constantly crashing into each other, a certain amount of controversy is expected. The most hated player at Duke doesn’t draw so many boos as an exceptional college basketball official.

Northwestern’s mid-range game key for Gonzaga to contain

Northwestern’s offense revolves around guard Bryant McIntosh (14.7 points per game) and wings Scottie Lindsey (14.2) and Vic Law (12.1). Law is listed as a 6-foot-7 forward but he’s the Wildcats’ best spot-up 3-point shooter. McIntosh made 41 3s but with just 31-percent accuracy.

Przemek Karnowski’s doctor has Gonzaga and Northwestern ties

The text showed up on Przemek Karnowski’s phone on Thursday. “Hey, I don’t know who to root for?” The author: Dr. John Shuster, the orthopaedic spine surgeon who performed Karnowski’s disc surgery on Dec. 31, 2016. The rub: Shuster earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Northwestern in 1987.