NC State vs Michigan: Live Score & Analysis for ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Zach Dirlam@Zach_DirlamSenior Analyst IINovember 28, 2012

Final Score, Michigan 79 N.C. State 72

The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines sent a warning shot to everyone in the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday night by defeating the No. 18 N.C. State Wolfpack 79-72 at the Crisler Center in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.

Usually the Wolverines rely on sophomore point guard Trey Burke to carry the scoring load, but the Ohioan was held scoreless in the first half, which allowed true freshman shooting guard Nik Stauskus to have a career night.

Stauskus scored 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including a 4-of-7 mark from three-point range, while Burke finished the game with 18 points and 11 assists.

N.C. State wasted some possessions early in the game as a result of poor shot selection, and star forward C.J. Leslie took over too late for the Wolfpack to hang around on the road.

Leslie scored 16 points, freshman forward T.J. Warren added 18 points on 8-of-10 from the field and senior forward Richard Howell finished with 12 points before fouling out of the game.

The Wolfpack were doomed by 13 turnovers and poor defensive play, which allowed Michigan to make 9-of-24 three-point attempts. 

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