No. 7 Michigan routs South Carolina State 93-59

NOAH TRISTER (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated Press
No. 7 Michigan routs South Carolina State 93-59
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Michigan guard Caris LeVert (23) takes a shot in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

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.