Trey Burke scored 22 points to lift No. 2 Michigan to an 88-73 win over Central Michigan on Saturday. Burke contributed 11 assists, shot 9-of-12 from the field, and shot 4-of-7 from long range. Nik Stauskas contributed 19 points, corralled seven rebounds, knocked down 6-of-10 shot attempts, and drilled 5-of-8 three-pointers.
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During Saturday night’s basketball game between Michigan and Central Michigan on BTN, we aired a short look at a video from Michigan freshman sharpshooter Nik Stauskas during a timeout. Posted earlier this week on YouTube, the entire video was shot in the backyard of Stauskas’ home in Canada over the holiday break. It shows the Big Ten’s top three-point shooter in the nation nailing 45 of 50 attempts on his own hoop.
During Saturday’s Ohio State game against Chicago State on BTN, our crew showed a little video that captured BTN analyst and former Buckeye player Jim Jackson and current Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft trying the same trick shot. Both men missed their first attempt but they each make their second and it’s an impressive angle. “I let him get his confidence,” Jackson said of his approach to the competition with Craft, “and I took his cookies right away from him.”
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Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Aaron Craft added 10 points and four boards as they teamed up to lead No. 10 Ohio State to an 87-44 victory over Chicago State on Saturday at Value City Arena in Columbus.
D.J. Newbill scored 23 points to lead Penn State to an 84-74 win over Duquesne on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park.
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Tracy Abrams scored 27 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out five assists as No. 15 Illinois defeated Auburn 81-79 on Saturday at United Center in Chicago.