No. 12 Michigan rolls Illinois, claims outright B1G title

No. 12 Michigan rolls Illinois, claims outright B1G title

(AP) Nik Stauskas scored 24 points and No. 12 Michigan shot 70 percent from the 3-point line to win its first Big Ten title outright since 1986 with an 84-53 victory over Illinois on Tuesday night. The Wolverines (22-7, 14-3 Big Ten) were 16 of 23 from 3-point range, including Stauskas’ career-high seven.

Michigan had the game in hand by halftime with a 52-30 lead. The Wolverines hit five straight 3-pointers midway through the half to break the game open. The 15-point run turned widened Michigan’s 20-17 lead to a comfortable 32-17.

[ MORE: Photos: Michigan celebrates title | Stauskas quiets Orange Krush ]

MICHIGAN 84, ILLINOIS 53 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

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