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While Michigan's offense continues to run though Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., freshman Nik Stauskas is quickly starting to emerge as another dangerous option.
Stauskas looks to stay hot and help the No. 3 Wolverines open 8-0 for the first time in 16 seasons Tuesday night as they host surging Western Michigan.
Michigan entered 2012-13 surrounded by plenty of hype after Burke and Hardaway decided to return for their sophomore and junior seasons. While they're both averaging 16.6 points to lead the team, Stauskas' impressive play has made the Wolverines all the more formidable.
Stauskas leads Big Ten freshmen with 14.3 points per game and has proven especially efficient from 3-point range, going 18 for 29 (62.1 percent) to rank among the best in the country.
After posting 20 points in last Tuesday's 79-72 win over then-No. 18 North Carolina State, Stauskas scored a season-high 22 in his first start as Michigan pulled out a 74-66 win at Bradley on Saturday.
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...
Michigan Basketball will host Western Michigan on Tuesday night at Crisler Center. Tip is scheduled for 8:30pm and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Western Michigan comes in with a 6-1 record. Their most impressive win is probably their most recent, which came at home against Oakland. The Broncos have 3 players averaging double-digits in scoring; Nate...
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:
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.
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.
Michigan never started the game slowly but it didn’t matter as the Wolverines cruised past Western Michigan by a score of 73-41 for its eighth straight victory to start the season. Trey Burke paced the Wolverines with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting with 7 assists, three steals and no turnovers. Nik Stauskas added 11 while Mitch McGary chipped in a career high 10...
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...