Nov. 12, 2013
Box Score |
The Wolverines shot 50.8 percent (31-of-61) on the day, converting on 10 of their first 14 shot attempts.
The Maize and Blue was led by Caris LeVert's game-high 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 6-of-7 from three-point land, and Nik Stauskas' 23 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including 5-of-6 from three.
U-M had four scorers in double-digits: Caris LeVert (24), Nik Stauskas (23), Glenn Robinson III (13) and Derrick Walton Jr. (12).
Several Wolverines established career highs in multiple categories: Caris LeVert in points (24), field goals made (7) and attempted (11), three-point field goals made (6) and attempted (7), free throws made (4) and blocks (2); Derrick Walton Jr. in points (12), field goals made (5) and attempted (10); Nik Stauskas in points (23) and assists (5).
Jon Horford recorded a career-high 15 rebounds, helping Michigan outrebound South Carolina State, 43-30. Horford was one point shy of a double-double with nine points.
The 31 made field goals by the Maize and Blue are the most for the program since the Wolverines knocked down 30 shots against the Florida Gators on March 31, 2013, in the NCAA Tournament.
U-M attempted 61 field goals against SCSU -- its highest number since the team shot 60 field goals against Florida during the 2013 NCAA Tournament run.
Michigan's 43 total rebounds are the most since the team brought down 41 boards against VCU on March 23, 2013, in the NCAA Tournament.
U-M assisted on 19 of its 31 made field goals (61 percent), with Nik Stauskas leading the way with five helpers.
Caris LeVert scored 15 of Michigan's first 27 points, sinking five triples on his first five shots.
The sophomore duo of Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert combined for 27 of Michigan's first 46 points.
In the first half, U-M shot 67 percent, going 20-of-30 from the floor, including 12-of-19 from three (63 percent).
When U-M took the lead on a Nik Stauskas three-point-basket at the 16:09 mark, it did not relinquish it and led by as many as 43 points (87-44 with 6:39 remaining).
Six different players sank at least one three-point basket in the win: Caris LeVert (6), Nik Stauskas (5), Glenn Robinson III, Derrick Walton Jr. (1), Zak Irvin (1) and Max Bielfeldt (1).
Michigan's 15 three-pointers made match the highest number of threes made in one game since the Wolverines sank 15 on Dec. 10, 2011, against Oakland University at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
U-M was one three-pointer shy of the school record: 16 - set Dec. 13, 2008, against Eastern Michigan and matched on Dec. 23, 2010, against Bryant.
Five freshmen saw action in the contest: Derrick Walton Jr., Zak Irvin, Sean Lonergan, Cole McConnell and Andrew Dakich.
It marked the first game for Michigan with Jordan Morgan, Jon Horford and Glenn Robinson III representing the Wolverines as team captains, as head coach John Beilein made the announcement earlier today.
Michigan retained its starting lineup from the season opener: Derrick Walton Jr., Caris LeVert, Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Jon Horford.