banner

College Basketball

more stats

84
Final 12Score
24  Michigan523284
Illinois302353
Preview | Lineup | Wrap | Box
53


NCAA Game Summary - Michigan at Illinois



(Tuesday, March 4th)

Final Score: (12) Michigan 84, Illinois 53

Champaign, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Nik Stauskas netted 24 points as the 12th- ranked Michigan Wolverines clinched their first outright Big Ten regular season title since 1985-86 with a dominant 84-53 triumph over Illinois at State Farm Center.

"We came with that mindset, this was our championship and we wanted to win it," Stauskas said.

Stauskas hit a career-best seven 3-pointers on nine attempts for Michigan (22-7, 14-3 Big Ten), which shot 16-of-23 from distance as a team in its fourth straight win. The 16 made triples matched a school record, set earlier this year in a win over Houston Baptist.

Caris LeVert and Glenn Robinson III added 15 and 13 points, respectively, with Derrick Walton Jr. contributing nine points, seven rebounds and a game-high five assists.

Heading into the contest, Illinois (17-13, 6-11) had held four straight opponents under 50 points. The Wolverines had 52 points at halftime.

"Their kids made shots," Illinois head coach John Groce said of Michigan.

Rayvonte Rice had 16 points to pace the Fighting Illini, who saw their three- game winning streak come to a blinding halt.

Michigan quieted the rowdy Senior Night crowd right off the bat, with all five starters scoring before the first media timeout. Kendrick Nunn had seven by himself, however, including a 3-pointer that hit every part of the rim before falling through, to keep Illinois within striking distance.

But then, the Wolverines found the range. Zak Irvin and Spike Albrecht came off the bench and provided nine quick points via the 3-ball, with the former hitting a pair of triples during a 19-4 run.

Michigan's lead grew to 22 late in the first half after a pair of Robinson free throws, but Jon Ekey's layup sparked six straight points for the Illini. Robinson ended the spurt with a trey from the top of the key, his first since Feb. 11, and Stauskas beat the buzzer with an NBA-range triple to restore the 22-point margin.

Michigan shot 11-of-14 from the arc and 67.9 percent overall during the opening 20 minutes.

Rice's three-point play highlighted a 9-1 Illini surge that spanned nearly five minutes during the early portion of the second half, but LeVert and Stauskas hit back-to-back 3s to remove all hopes of a comeback.

The spread swelled to 76-43 at 5:44, which was Illinois' largest deficit of the season.

Game Notes

Michigan has now won six straight against the Fighting Illini ... Michigan closes out the regular season with a home test against Indiana ... Michigan center Jon Horford grabbed 10 rebounds ... Nunn scored 14 for Illinois.

03/05 00:18:04 ET

Other Stories

  • NFL: Miami at Denver

    Today at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: NC State vs. South Florida

    Today at 4:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NFL: Washington at San Francisco

    Today at 4:15 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Dallas at NY Giants

    Tonight at 8:30 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
4:00pm Today
CREI
NCCU
 
4:00pm Today
NCSU
SFLA
6:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
6:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
6:00pm Tonight
MEM
LAC
6:00pm Tonight
BOS
POR
7:00pm Tonight
OKC
GSW
9:30pm Tonight
LAL
DEN
Final
GMAS 60
COC 61
Final
FSU 69
UMASS 75
Final
SHSU 53
WOFF 64
Final
UNCG 67
YOUNG 76
Final
CMICH 75
ARKPB 43
 
Final
ILLCH 60
SILL 67
 
2nd
MORE 42
AMER 46
 
2nd
CORN 51
DREX 50
 
2nd
CCST 41
COOK 41
 
2nd
ARKLR 48
CSNO 49
 
2nd
LEH 35
CLMB 41
 
2nd
USB 52
MERMAR 31
 
2nd
NMU 32
TEXAM 26
 
2nd
STLU 34
TAMCC 26
 
Half
FAIR 29
SD 29
 
Half
EMICH 38
LONG 24
 
1st
ND 29
PROV 33
 
1st
RAD 11
CATAWBA 5
 
1st
DEN 7
COPST 7
 
1st
UAB 3
JST 5
 
1st
WICHS 14
NWM 10
 
1st
OKLA 12
NWST 8
 
3:30pm Today
PSU
USC
3:30pm Today
KSU
YALE
4:00pm Today
CREI
NCCU
 
4:00pm Today
NCSU
SFLA
4:00pm Today
UCR
STKAT
 
4:05pm Today
HC
NICHOLSCOL
 
4:30pm Today
BC
DAY
4:30pm Today
MON
TOWS
4:30pm Today
SAMF
UMKC
4:30pm Today
HOF
WAGN
 
5:00pm Tonight
CIN
EILL
5:00pm Tonight
UGA
FATL
5:00pm Tonight
BRAD
NCAT
 
5:00pm Tonight
LATU
PBY
5:00pm Tonight
RUTG
Terriers
 
5:30pm Tonight
NAVY
BING
6:00pm Tonight
SHU
GWEBB
6:00pm Tonight
UNT
IONA
6:00pm Tonight
KENT
MNTST
6:00pm Tonight
FORD
MLOWELL
 
6:00pm Tonight
UCF
USCU
 
6:30pm Tonight
SCAR
AKR
6:30pm Tonight
WVU
UCONN
7:00pm Tonight
CALST
DEL
 
7:00pm Tonight
HOW
HOOD
 
7:00pm Tonight
OSU
SHU
7:00pm Tonight
VANDY
TENST
8:00pm Tonight
NE
MAN
8:00pm Tonight
COLST
MERC
8:00pm Tonight
MISS
NARZ
8:00pm Tonight
WASH
PAC
8:00pm Tonight
LMU
SDCHR
 
9:00pm Tonight
CHAR
MIAMI
9:00pm Tonight
ILLST
ODU
9:00pm Tonight
GAELS
UCI
10:00pm Tonight
UCLA
LBSU
10:30pm Tonight
SEAT
MONT
 
4:30pm Today
WIN
STL
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
MON
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
ARI
9:30pm Tonight
VAN
CHI
4th
HOU 13
CIN 16
 
3rd
ATL 14
CLE 23
 
3rd
NEP 27
DET 6
 
3rd
MIN 13
GBP 17
 
3rd
IND 20
JAC 3
 
3rd
CHI 7
TAM 10
 
3rd
PHI 34
TEN 17
 
4:05pm Today
SEA
ARI
4:05pm Today
SDC
STL
4:25pm Today
DEN
MIA
4:25pm Today
SFX
WAS
8:30pm Tonight
NYG
DAL