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No. 4 Michigan tops Penn St 79-71 after trailing bottom team in Big Ten for much of 1st half

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    Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III (1) dunks over Penn State guard Nick Colella (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Associated Press

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    Michigan head coach John Beilein directs from the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Penn State at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Associated Press

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    Penn State head coach Pat Chambers, front left, argues a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Associated Press

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    Penn State guard D.J. Newbill (2) passes the ball while defended by Michigan forward Max Bielfeldt (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Associated Press

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    Glen Rice, left, walks with former teammate Mark Hughes during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan and Penn State at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Rice received an award as a Top 75 All-Time March Madness Player. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Associated Press

Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points and freshman Glen Robinson III matched a career high with 21 to help No. 4 Michigan bounce back from an embarrassing loss with a 79-71 victory over Penn State on Sunday.

The Wolverines (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten) had dropped three of their previous four games, including a 23-point loss Tuesday night on the road against No. 8 Michigan State, and needed a half to shake off their slump.

Michigan appeared to still be struggling to get over its blowout against the rival Spartans when it trailed for much of the first half against a last-place team without a conference win.

The Nittany Lions (8-17, 0-13) led by as many as eight points in the first half. They went ahead 7-plus minutes into the game and had the lead until Burke made a game-tying, off-balance fadeaway with 55 seconds left in the first half.