Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/27/12
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 portion of the schedule. Trey Burke Trey Burke paved the way with 18 points and 11 assists. All 18 of his points came after halftime as he played the role of distributor in the 1st half with 9 assists. The 11 assists is a new high water mark for Burke as he continues to build his legend at Michigan. Interestingly, the Wolfpack outshot Michigan from the field 57% to 50% on the night. The Wolfpack also outrebounded Michigan 30-22. A big difference in the game were the 9 made 3-pointers by Michigan to just 2 for Mark Gottfried’s crew. Freshman sensation Nik Stauskas poured in a career-high 20 points on the night via 6-10 shooting (4-7 from deep). Tim Hardaway, Jr. was a brutal 1-9 from long range (7-18 overall) but still played a solid game with 16 points and 3 rebounds. Mitch McGary played his best game as a Wolverine as he was hustling all night and lived up to the billing of a 6’9’’ Zack Novak. McGary had 8 points, 5 rebounds, a block, and drew a big charge late in the game that had Gottfried all hot and bothered on the NC State bench. With Michigan up 75-70, McGary drew a charge on star forward CJ Leslie. The call was definitely questionable and not one that a freshman big man is generally going to get. Credit McGary with max effort on the play and down the stretch for Michigan. Leslie led NC State with 16 points, 10 boards, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Before fouling out, TJ Warren was a handful for the Wolverine defense. He put up 18 points on 8-10 shooting to go along with 10 boards before leaving with his 5th foul. NC State is a long and athletic team with a ton of talent. Once they all get on the same page they are going to be a handful in the ACC. When the season winds down come March, Michigan will be able to look back and truly appreciate how good this win really was. Up next for Michigan is a Tuesday night home date against Western Michigan. Tipoff is set for 8:30.

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

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