No. 3 Michigan holds off Bradley

Freshman Nik Stauskas has career-high 22 points

Published On: Dec 02 2012 02:44:12 AM CST
PEORIA, Ill. -

No. 3 Michigan 74, Bradley 66: Freshman Nik Stauskas scored 14 of his career-high 22 points in the second half as the visiting Wolverines held off the Braves.

Trey Burke added 16 points, Glenn Robinson III had 13 and Jordan Morgan collected 10 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan (7-0), which has playing its first true road game.

Walt Lemon Jr. scored 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Tyshon Pickett added 11 points and eight rebounds for Bradley (5-2).

The Wolverines led by only four points at the half, but quickly began to pull away after the break. Stauskas forced a turnover and converted a layup to spark a 12-4 run beginning the second period.

The Braves cut it back down to five points, but Stauskas broke free for another layup and capped a 13-4 burst with a 3-pointer to stretch the lead out to 60-46 with 8:02 remaining. Robinson's dunk with 4:20 left made it a 15-point gap and Michigan withstood a rally in the final minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Wolverines improved to 7-1 all-time against Bradley. … The Braves forced 13 turnovers, marking only the second time in seven games that the Wolverines have committed more than 10. … Michigan G Tim Hardaway Jr. was held to a season-low nine points. He came in leading the team with an average of 17.8.