The Michigan Wolverines defeated the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions, 80-67, in a Big Ten college basketball clash on Tuesday night at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. The victory kept the Wolverines undefeated in conference play at 4-0 and boosted their overall season record to 12-4.
U-M's Nik Stauskas paced all scorers, as the sophomore guard finished the night with 21 points, to go along with five assists and seven rebounds. Teammate and fellow backcourt member Derrick Walton Jr. also had a solid performance versus the Nittany Lions, as the freshman guard netted 16 points.
Learn more about the game in a detailed recap on the university's official athletic website, MGoBlue.com. The story has a photo gallery, links to postgame interviews with Walton Jr., Stauskas, and Glenn Robinson III, and to head coach John Beilein's postgame press conference. It also has a link to a profile of Walton Jr., whose scoring total was the highest of his young collegiate career.
The Wolverines next meet the Wisconsin Badgers this Saturday, January 18, in Madison. ESPN will televise the action, with tipoff slated for 5 p.m. CST.