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Tim Hardaway Jr
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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 night, no one is going to care, even if he turns out to hate Tim Horton's.
Stauskas hit four 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 20 points as No. 3 Michigan beat No. 18 North Carolina State 79-72 in the Big TenACC Challenge at the Crisler Center.
"I'm always confident in my shot, no matter where I am, and no matter who is guarding me," he said. "I've spent my whole life working on it in the backyard. Shooting is what I do."
At this point, Stauskas is still coming off the bench for the Wolverines, but he's getting starter's minutes. He played 33 minutes against t...
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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 →
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...
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 took a 7 point lead at the half behind Nik Stauskas' 13 points, then played the Wolfpack even in the second stanza to win by 7, 79-72.
#18 N.C. State
From the start of Tuesday’s Michigan-North Carolina State ACC/Big Ten Challenge battle, it was evident that Michigan had yet to play a team of the Wolfpack’s caliber. On the very first possession of the game, Matt Vogrich threw a careless pass that got stolen and thrown down on the other end by Lorenzo Brown...
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...
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).
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...
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...