Nik Stauskas scored 21 points and Glenn Robinson III provided an emotional lift with his dunks as No. 16 Michigan clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title with a 66-56 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Nik Stauskas, Michigan’s top scorer, finished with 10 points as Marble drew the defensive matchup for much of the first half.
Both Michigan and Michigan State have proven they can play well while short-handed – and each team should have more than enough adrenaline to put forth an inspired performance this weekend.
Caris LeVert added 20 for the Wolverines (13-4, 5-0 Big Ten), who held on for their first road win at Wisconsin since 1999 after nearly squandering a 15-point lead.
Michigan won again without McGary, the star big man who is out indefinitely with a back injury.
Fortunately for the Wolverines, Nik Stauskas was the man at the line.
The Wildcats rallied late when they finally started converting around the basket. A three-point play with 2:32 to play by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson gave Arizona its first lead of the second half at 63-62.
The Huskies were no match for Michigan’s nearly flawless offense early on, and the 22nd-ranked Wolverines went on to their highest point total in over 15 years, beating Houston Baptist 107-53 on Saturday
Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, including seven in overtime, as No. 14 Michigan erased a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Florida State 82-80 Friday in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Melvin Ejim scored 22 points and Iowa State beat No. 7 Michigan 77-70 Sunday, spoiling Wolverines star Mitch McGary’s season debut.