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Wolverines Maul Spartans in EL, 80-75
The Associated Press
Special to GoBlueWolverine.com
Posted Jan 25, 2014
EAST LANSING, MICH. — The Wolverines (15-4, 7-0 Big Ten) went on a 10-0 run late in the game to take control and held on to win for just the second time in 15 games at the Breslin Center.
EAST LANSING, MICH. — Nik Stauskas made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:12 left and finished with 19 points and freshman
Jr. scored a season-high 19, lifting No. 21 Michigan to an 80-75 win over No. 3
on Saturday night to remain the only Big Ten team without a conference loss.
The Wolverines (15-4, 7-0 Big Ten) went on a 10-0 run late in the game to take control and held on to win for just the second time in 15 games at the Breslin Center.
Michigan is the first team since at least the 1996-97 season to win three straight games against top-10 teams in the regular season, according to STATS. It was coming off a win against No. 10 Iowa at home after beating then-No. 3 Wisconsin on the road.
The Spartans (18-2, 7-1) had won 11 straight since losing to North Carolina at home.
scored a career-high 27 points and didn't get much help offensively from his team that was without two of its best players. Freshman
scored a season-high 12 points, surpassing his scoring total from his first seven Big Ten games.
was held to 10 points on 3 of 11 shooting, a setback for a team that was without two of its best players.
missed a fifth straight game with a sprained right foot and
was out for the first time since he said he broke his right hand hitting a table.
Michigan, though, didn't have any sympathy.
The Wolverines, who lost
Jr. early to the NBA, have been playing without standout center
because he needed back surgery.
scored 17 for the Wolverines and made a trio of his team's eleven 3-point shots on 19 attempts.
Michigan also scored on second-chance points, turning 11 offensive rebounds into 15 points as it outrebounded the Spartans 34-30.
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