Postgame Notes: #14 Michigan 85, Long Beach State 61


Nov. 21, 2013

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• With today's 85-61 victory over Long Beach State, John Beilein earned his 125th victory as Michigan's head coach (125-86).

• U-M set a Puerto Rico tournament record with 14 made three-pointers (14-of-30, 46.7 pct.). The previous mark was 13 by Houston against Charleston in 2007.

• Sophomore guard Nik Stauskas led the Wolverines with a game- and career-high 24 points. Stauskas converted 7-of-10 field goals, including 4-of-6 from three and 6-of-8 from the free throw line. He also contributed three assists and four rebounds.

• With a pair of made free throws at 15:47 of the second half, Stauskas reached the 500-point plateau as a Wolverine. Stauskas has 506 career points.

• Stauskas has scored 20 or more points in three straight contests (23 vs. South Carolina State and 20 at Iowa State) for the first time in his career.

• Stauskas was the only player to reach double figures in points in the first half, tallying 16 points, two rebounds and one assist. He converted 5-of-7 shots, including 3-of-4 from three-point land, and all three free throws during the opening 20 minutes.

• Stauskas scored 11 of Michigan's final 15 points in the first half.

• Sophomore guard Caris LeVert was the team's second-leading scorer with 20 points. He hit 8-of-13 from the field, including 4-of-7 from three. LeVert added five rebounds and four assists.

• Sophomore forward Glenn Robinson III scored in double digits for the fourth straight game, completing the contest with 14 points, two rebounds and four assists.

• Robinson and LeVert scored seven points apiece in the first half.

• Freshman point guard Derrick Walton Jr. scored nine points in the contest on three triples. He finished the contest with a team-high seven rebounds and three assists after scoring six points and four rebounds in the first half.

• U-M hit seven of its first nine three-point attempts in the contest and finished the opening 20 minutes having converted 8-of-17 (.471) from beyond the arc.

• U-M held a 42-29 lead at intermission after shooting 15-of-34 (44.1 pct.) from the field in the half.

• After Long Beach State cut the lead to within a basket (17-14) at 12:41, the Wolverines went on a 15-0 run over the next three-plus minutes to gain a 32-14 edge at 9:17 of the first half.

• Michigan scored the game's first seven points and held a 12-5 lead during the first four minutes. The span featured Derrick Walton knocking down a pair of threes and Glenn Robinson III tallying a triple and free throw.

• Michigan has started the same lineup in the first four games of the season: G Derrick Walton Jr., G Caris LeVert, G Nik Stauskas, F Glenn Robinson III and F Jon Horford.

• Today's game was the first-ever meeting between Michigan and Long Beach State.

• This is the second time that Michigan has played in Puerto Rico. The Wolverines participated in the 1997 Puerto Rico Holiday Classic.

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