Nik Stauskas, Michigan Advance to Elite Eight…Trey Burke, Mitch McGary Spark Wolverines


Trey Burke Ridiculous 30-footer to Force Overtime | Courtesy: Mike Stone/Reuters

Mississauga, Ontario’s Nik Stauskas and the Michigan Wolverines have advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament by defeating #1-seeded Kansas in an exciting 87-85 overtime victory.

Stauskas had a solid game, matching his season average of 11 points on 4 of 7 shooting, to go along with two rebounds and two assists. The Canadian freshman continues to provide strong contributions to a team that is only three victories away from a national championship.

Michigan was able to make a great run down the stretch lead by Trey Burke, arguably the top point guard in college basketball. Burke launched a 30-foot three-point bomb to force overtime, setting Cowboy Stadium on fire.

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Burke finished with 23 points and 10 assists, while energizer bunny Mitch McGary was able to carry the squad in overtime, rebounding and scoring on second chance opportunities. McGary registered a big double-double of 25 points, 14 rebounds on 12 of 17 from the field.

#4 Michigan will now advance to the elite eight to take on #3 Florida.

A total of 5 Canadians remain in the NCAA tournament. Outside of Stasukas, Marquette’s Junior Cadougan, Wichita State’s Nick Wiggins and Chadrack Lufile, along with Syracuse’ Noel Jones, a walk on [originally from Nova Scotia].


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