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With two sons of former NBA players and a preseason All-American on Michigan's roster, it would be easy for Nik Stauskas to keep a low profile. Instead, he keeps moving toward the spotlight.
Stauskas will try to provide another spark off the bench when the third-ranked Wolverines visit Bradley on Saturday.
Instead of Tim Hardaway Jr. or Glenn Robinson III leading Michigan in scoring its last time out, it was the freshman reserve Stauskas, who had 20 points and made four 3-pointers in a 79-72 home win over No. 18 North Carolina State on Tuesday.
"I'm not amazed at all," said preseason All-American Trey Burke, who had 18 points and a career-high 11 assists. "That's probably the best shooter I've played with. He shoots like a pro.
"It's a good thing for us because it opens up the inside and outside."
Stauskas' career-best scoring performance was his fifth straight game in double figures and lifted his average to 13.0. He's recor...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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.
Nik Stauskas scored a career high 22 points (Seth Perlman, AP)
For the first time this season, Michigan hit the road for a true road game and found a much tougher game than most were expecting. Bradley put up a fight, holding close in the first half and pulling within two possessions in the final minute, but Michigan...
Bradley had a chance to knock off No. 3 Michigan on Saturday. Boosted by a strong crowd, it trailed by just four at halftime.
The Braves just couldn't find an answer for a freshman making his first start.
Nik Stauskas scored 22 points, leading the undefeated Wolverines to a 74-66 win at Bradley.
''I thought we were pretty good today,'' Braves coach Geno Ford...