Found November 28, 2012 on
Tim Hardaway Jr
North Carolina State Wolfpack
1) Nik Stauskas dominates the first half
During his best performance of his young college career — by far — Nik Stauskas showed the Wolverine faithful his full offensive repertoire. The freshman finished with 20 points for the game, and a sizeable portion of that success came from beyond the arc. With Trey Burke’s scoring limited in the first half, Stauskas picked up the offensive slack admirably. As evidenced by this first-half sequence, the young Canuck possesses a hair-trigger release on his jumpshot that allows him to get it off in nearly any situation — in fact, Stauskas said after the game that he feels more comfortable shooting with a man in his face. However, it should be noted that whatever small separation he was able to get from defenders on the perimeter likely came as a result of a couple of nifty drives to the basket in the first half. One was the play that got him to the free throw line, another was a tough finish in traffic after an excellent crossover. If he can co...
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The # 3 ranked Michigan Wolverines (6-0) knocked off #18 NC State (4-2) 79-72, doing their part in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Michigan tried to pull away from the Wolfpack a few times but the talented NC State team kept fighting until the final whistle.
The win is a solid one for Michigan as NC State represented the highest ranked team Michigan will see during the non-conference...
Michigan basketball is ranked #3 in the nation with a 6-0 record and will play their first true road game of the year on Saturday at Bradley. The game will tip at 4 eastern and be televised on ESPNU.
The Bradley Braves are 5-1 in the early going after a horrific 7-25 record a season ago. The teams that Bradley has knocked off in the early going are a who’s-who of who cares: Eastern...
Sharp-shooting freshman Nik Stauskas came off the bench to pour in 20 points as the third-ranked Michigan Wolverines held off N.C. State. Continue reading →
Nik Stauskas averaged 12.5 ppg to help Michigan win its first NIT Season Tip-Off title, and for his efforts has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan freshman Nik Stauskas has spent his whole life honing his 3-point shot.
He's been so devoted to the craft that he missed out on growing up Canadian. Despite living outside Toronto, he doesn't like hockey -- "I just never got into it" -- and has no idea who Alanis Morissette might be.
As long as he's shooting like he did Tuesday...
Michigan put on an offensive clinic for much of Tuesday night’s victory over North Carolina State, and the teachers were Trey Burke and Nik Stauskas.
Michigan’s looked to be in cruise control against No. 18 North Carolina State but nearly let a big lead slip away before barely holding on down the stretch for a 79-72 win. Nik Stauskas led Michigan with 20 points but he had plenty of support. Trey Burke added a double double with 18 points and 11 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III also reached double figures...
GoBlueWolverine's Andre Barthwell and Kyle Bogenschutz convene on the Crisler Center floor to discuss Michigan's 79-72 win over NC State Tuesday evening as part of the ACC/B1G Challenge. The duo touch down Trey Burke's steady play, Nik Stauskas hot hand, and more!
Nik Stauskas, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. met with the media after Michigan’s seven point win over No. 18 NC State. Stauskas scored a team high 20 points while Burke notched a double double with 18 points and a career high 12 assists. Watch the videos in the embedded media players below (continued after the jump).
Indiana played like the top-ranked team in the nation Tuesday, as the Hoosiers manhandled the No. 14 North Carolina Tar Heels, 83-59, in front of a frenzied Assembly Hall crowd.
Nik Stauskas scored a game-high 20 points as No. 3 Michigan downed No. 18 North Carolina State, 79-72, in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge tilt at Crisler Center.
The 21st-ranked Gophers were playing their fourth...
Michigan had its most impressive offensive showing of the year versus North Carolina State, but John Beilein says his team can still perform better. In his weekly appearance on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA the Wolverines headman discussed plans to add a low post element to the attack, the growth of Nik Stauskas and Mitch McGary, defensive versatility, the upcoming match up with Bradley, and more.
Nik Stauskas and Tim Hardaway Jr. were available to speak with the media on Monday afternoon. They discussed Michigan’s upcoming match-up with NC State, hanging the Big Ten Championship banner, and more. You can watch the players in the embedded media players below with content (and quotes) continuing after the jump.
Tim Hardaway Jr.:
On NC State: “We’re expecting a battle...
Photo: Dustin Johnston
Michigan looks to stay perfect tonight as it faces its first top-25 foe of the season in No. 18 ranked NC State. The first marquee home game for the new-look Wolverines will also pay homage to last year’s team as the 2011-12 Big Ten Championship banner is unveiled before game time (scheduled for 7:15 p.m.).
Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with Mike Tirico...
Led by point guard Trey Burke, Michigan is one of the top teams in the country. Here is a quick preview of tonight's opponent.
Photo: Dustin Johnston
It’s too early to draw any real conclusions after five games, but it’s safe enough to start to observe a few trends. Michigan has looked very good, good enough to move its Ken Pomeroy rating up from 12th to 6th. The Wolverines rank 4th in offensive efficiency and 15th in defensive efficiency thus far and have impressed against both mid-major and high-major...