College Hoops Player of the Day for Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge got underway Tuesday night with six games matching up teams from two of the nation's top conferences. Big Ten teams got off to a solid start, winning four of the games, including Indiana's one-sided, 83-59, win over North Carolina and Minnesota's 77-68 victory at Florida State.
One of the more intriguing set-ups was #18 North Carolina State traveling to Michigan to face the #3 Wolverines. The Wolf Pack came into the game at 4-1, following a devastating, 76-56, home loss to unranked Oklahoma State and a close call in an 82-80 win over NC-Asheville.
Host Michigan sported a 5-0 record at tip time, and, thanks to a big effort by point guard, Trey Burke, remained unbeaten at the buzzer, with a hard-fought, 79-72, victory.
Burke, a sophomore who averaged 14.8 points and 4.6 assists as a freshman, scored 18 points on 5-for-9 shooting, including three treys. He also established a new career high in assists, with 11, for his first career double-double. Burke, handling the ball on most of Michigan's possessions, did not commit a turnover in his 37 minutes of playing time.