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Michigan Basketball received a stiffer than expected test at Bradley on Saturday afternoon, but pulled out a 74-66 victory. Nik Stauskas paced the Wolverines with a career-high 22 points. With the win Michigan improves to 7-0 and will now head home for three consecutive games at Crisler.
3 Stars of the Game
1. Nik Stauskas was sensational. As mentioned above, he scored a career-high 22 points. He was 8-15 from the field and 4-5 from beyond the arc to run his absurd three-point shooting percentage to 62% (18-29) on the season. Stauskas also had 3 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist.
2. Jordan Morgan notched a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. He also had 2 assists and a steal.
3. Trey Burke was just 1-5 from three-point range, but finished the game with 16 points and 5 assists.
3 Key Plays
1. With 10:27 remaining to play, Michigan was leading 51-43 and Bradley was looking to slice that lead down to 6 or perhaps 5 points. Tim Hardaway Jr. forced a tur...
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Nik Stauskas, Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan met with the media after Michigan’s eight point win in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday afternoon. Stauskas scored a career high 22 points while Morgan notched a double-double. Watch the interviews in the embedded media player below:
It wasn’t easy but eventually Michigan pulled away from Bradley in front of 11,019 fans at the Carver Arena in Peoria, Illinois. Bradley gave the Wolverines a test in their first true road game but Michigan’s talent persevered and held on down the stretch for a 74-66 win. Nik Stauskas led the Wolverines with a career high 22 points in his first career start...
John Beilein came before the media on Friday to talk about his team’s upcoming game against Bradley, what he saw from the Wolverines in their game against NC State and whether he might be making a tweak to Michigan’s starting lineup. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
Opening statement: “We really have our...
Max Bielfeldt, redshirt freshman forward and a Peoria, Ill. native, spoke with the media Friday about what it will be like playing against his hometown team, how it feels to finally have shoes that fit him and more. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
On how having really wide feet has affected his shoe selection...
For the second consecutive week, University of Michigan men's basketball guard Nik Stauskas has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced today.
Michigan took a 34-30 lead into the half, then in the second stanza extended it to 16 and fought off a late Bradley rally. Nik Stauskas started and led the Wolverines with 22.
John Beilein spoke with the media after Michigan’s first road win of the season, a 74-66 victory over Bradley. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
On Nik Stauskas starting: “He needs to have more practice with some of our early plays including coming out after timeouts. … If he hadn’t played such good defense...
As Michigan prepared for its first true road test at Bradley this afternoon at 4 pm EST (ESPNU), Head Coach John Beilein continued to look at his lineup options.
Photo: Dustin Johnston
Michigan looks to win its first road game of 2012-13 with a weekend trip to Peoria, Illinois to face the Bradley Braves. Tip off is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. eastern with Jim Barbar and Bruce Pearl on the call for ESPNU (or WatchESPN.com). Join in the discussion before, during and after the game in the comments section below.
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Nik Stauskas scored a career high 22 points (Seth Perlman, AP)
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