Dec. 3, 2013
Michigan cut the Duke lead to six points twice in the second half but was unable to bring it any closer, falling for the fifth consecutive time at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Sophomore guard Caris LeVert led the Wolverines offensively, tying a career high with 24 points. He was the first U-M player to reach double figures in the contest. LeVert shot 8-of-18 from the field, hit all seven free throws, contributed four rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes of action.
LeVert matched his career high of 24 points; he also went for 24 against South Carolina State (Nov. 12, 2013).
LeVert scored 20 points in the second half after posting four points during the opening stanza.
Sophomore forward Mitch McGary posted his second double-double of the season, tallying a season-high 15 points and 14 rebounds. He was 6-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.
McGary led the Wolverines with six rebounds in the first half to go along with three points and one assist.
Sophomore guard Nik Stauskas, the team's leading scorer, returned to the lineup after sitting out the Coppin State game with an ankle injury sustained against Charlotte. Stauskas was held to four points on free throws, but he contributed a team-leading four assists. He took only two shots from the field, both during the first half.
Stauskas converted three free throws in the first half but was held without a basket. He contributed three rebounds and two assists.
Sophomore forward Glenn Robinson III finished the contest with eight points, three rebounds and two assists. He posted four points and one rebound during the opening half.
Freshman point guard Derrick Walton Jr. contributed seven points, three rebounds and one assist. Walton had a team-high five points in the first half.
U-M shot 56.7 percent from the field in the second half (17-30) after being held to 30.8 shooting in the first half (8-26). Michigan finished 44.6 percent from the field in the game.
The Wolverines converted 16-of-19 free throws (84.2 pct.).
Duke outrebounded Michigan, 32-31, in the contest after holding a +8 margin in the first half.
Michigan was held to a season-low 22 points during the first half. The previous low was 23 points in the season opener against UMass-Lowell (Nov. 8).
The Wolverines cut the deficit to 10 points at halftime, 32-22.
Duke is the first nationally ranked opponent that Michigan faced this season.
Michigan suffered its fifth straight loss at Duke and dropped to 3-10 all-time at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The last U-M win at Cameron Indoor Stadium was a 63-61 affair on Dec. 8, 1996.
This is the first time that Michigan faced Duke in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
U-M dropped to 5-8 all-time and 1-5 in road games in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
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