Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Those Who Stay.....

MGOBLUEJon Horford
Jon Horford

March 4, 2014
Site: Champaign, Ill. (State Farm Center)
Score: #12 Michigan 84, Illinois 53
Records: U-M (22-7, 14-3 Big Ten), Illinois (17-13, 6-11 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 8 -- vs. Indiana (Crisler Center), 6 p.m. [TV: ESPN]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Sophomore Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) scored 24 points on 7-of-9 three-point shooting as the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 12 AP, No. 12 ESPN/USA Today) overwhelmed Illinois, 84-53, on Tuesday night (March 4) at the State Farm Center. The victory clinched the regular-season Big Ten title for the Wolverines, the first time they have won the conference outright since the 1985-86 season.
As a team, Michigan shot 16-of-23 (70 percent) from three, tying the team record for most made three-point field goals in a single game (U-M last did it against Houston Baptist on Dec. 7, 2013). Sophomore Caris LeVert (Pickerington, Ohio/Central) scored 15 points, and his classmate Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) posted 13 points and five rebounds. Freshman Derrick Walton Jr. (Harper Woods, Mich./Chandler Park Academy) also filled the stat sheet, posting nine points, seven rebounds and five assists.

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