published Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Michigan holds off pesky Wofford 57-40

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    Michigan guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) drives the ball during his second round NCAA basketball tournament game against the Wofford Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

MILWAUKEE — Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points and second-seeded Michigan started their quest for a second straight trip to the Final Four by beating 15th-seeded Wofford 57-40 on Thursday night.

The Wolverines (26-8) capitalized on their decisive edge in athleticism on the undersized Terriers (20-13) but still had some nervous moments after missing 15 of their first 18 shots in the second half.

Karl Cochran's 3-pointer with 9:25 left whittled an 18-point deficit to 40-33.

But the Wolverines regrouped, and Caris LeVert's 3 with 4:17 left gave them a 15-point lead to deflate Wofford's dreams of an upset.

Cochran finished with 17 points, while Robinson hit big shots in the same arena his father played in as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1990s.

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