Michigan defeats Wofford 57-40

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MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Regular season Big Ten champion Michigan defeated Wofford 57-40 Thursday. 

Nik Stauskas had 15 points to lead the Wolverines past the Terriers in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Milwaukee.

Glenn Robinson III added 14 points and seven rebounds for No. 2 seed Michigan (26-8), which will play No. 7 Texas or No. 10 Arizona State in the third round of the Midwest Region. Jordan Morgan added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines, who outrebounded Wofford 31-26.

Karl Cochran had 17 points and five rebounds for No. 15 seed Wofford (20-13), which fell to 0-3 at the tournament. Justin Gordon went 4-of-5 for eight points off the bench for the Terriers, who went 1-of-19 from the 3-point line.

Robinson had nine of Michigan's final 13 points - including a layup, 3-pointer and jumper on consecutive possessions - as the Wolverines built a 34-20 halftime lead. Cochran had nine points - including Wofford's first 3-pointer after 14 misses - during a 13-2 run that got the Terriers back within 40-33 with 9 1/2 minutes left.

Morgan's three-point play stopped Wofford's run and Michigan pushed the lead back to 15 with Robinson's tip-in and Caris LeVert's 3-pointer with just over four minutes left. Derrick Walton Jr. and Stauskas added late 3-pointers as the Wolverines - who hit 7-of-17 3s - closed out the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wofford missed 12-of-14 shots during a Michigan 20-4 run early in the game and shot 32.1 percent in the first half. ... Stauskas became the 48th Michigan player - and eighth sophomore - to reach the 1,000-point mark. ... Michigan coach John Beilein recorded his 699th career win.