South Carolina State forward Darryl Palmer shoots the ball over Michigan guard Zak Irvin in the second half at Crisler Arena (Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Caris LeVert made his first five 3-point attempts, and No. 7 Michigan had a terrific night from beyond the arc, breezing to a 93-59 victory over South Carolina State on Tuesday night.
LeVert finished with 24 points, going 6 of 7 from long distance. Nik Stauskas added 23 points - he was 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Both sophomores set career highs in scoring.
The Wolverines (2-0) were again without star big man Mitch McGary, who has been out with a back problem.
Jordan Smith scored 19 points for South Carolina State (1-2).
Michigan, which scored only 69 points in a season-opening win over UMass-Lowell last week, led 59-23 at halftime Tuesday after going 12 of 19 from 3-point range. The Wolverines finished 15 of 28 from beyond the arc.