Nov. 27, 2012
With the victory, Michigan moves to 5-7 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Tonight's contest against 18th-ranked N.C. State marked the first game and win against a ranked opponent this season for the Wolverines.
Michigan only turned the ball over six times, the lowest amount of giveaways for the Wolverines since turning the ball over just six times against Indiana last season (Feb. 1, 2012). U-M did not commit a turnover from the 10:11 mark in the first half until the 4:34 mark in the second half.
Ten Wolverines saw game action for the sixth consecutive game.
For the first time all season, Michigan was outrebounded, collecting 25 total boards to N.C. State's 31.
The game featured four lead changes and two ties, all coming in the first half, with Michigan holding the largest lead of the contest at 15 points.
The Wolverines' bench outscored the Wolfpack's, 28-10, led by Nik Stauskas' 20 points.
Michigan connected on nine three-point baskets compared to N.C. State's two triples.
Each team converted at least half their field goal attempts, with Michigan shooting 50 percent from the floor (27-of-54) and N.C. State shooting 57 percent (32-of-56).
Tonight's game was the second sellout of the season, filling Crisler Center to its 12,693 capacity.
Tim Hardaway Jr. has scored in double figures in 60-of-75 career contests, including 15 consecutive games dating back to last season vs. Illinois (Feb. 12, 2012).
Trey Burke notched his first career double-double, tallying a career-high 11 assists to complement his 18 points, all of which came in the second half. Burke is the first Wolverine to dish out double-digit assists since Darius Morris recorded 11 against Iowa on Jan. 30, 2011.
Nik Stauskas scored in double figures for the fifth consecutive game, recording a career high in points (20) and three-point baskets (4).
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