Led by Caris LeVert's first career triple-double, Michigan made easy work of Northern Kentucky 77-52 Tuesday night at Crisler Center.

Led by Caris LeVert's first career triple-double, Michigan made easy work of Northern Kentucky 77-52 Tuesday night at Crisler Center.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Caris LeVert had a night for the Michigan basketball record books.

U-M’s star notched his first career triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, as U-M won its second game in a row, defeating Northern Kentucky 77-62 Tuesday night at Crisler Center.

"I just knew he was having a really good game," said Michigan coach John Beilein on LeVert's  0 0 1 2 12 Josh Newkirk 1 1 13 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE performance.   "When everybody started cheering, I asked  'What just happened? Are they giving out free hamburgers or something when you score a certain amount of points? I didn't know what was going on. You guys could see all that stuff, I just knew he was having a really good game."

LeVert’s historic night makes him the fourth Wolverine to notch a triple-double, and the first since Darius Morris achieved the feat in 2011. Former U-M greats Gary Grant (1987) and Manny Harris (2009) also join LeVert in the triple-double club.

"It's an honor to be mentioned with Gary Grant, Darius and Manny, it's just a blessing," LeVert said.

Duncan Robinson led Michigan (8-3) with 18 points, making 6-of-7 from 3s. Derrick Walton Jr. scored 16 points in his first game action since hurting his ankle in U-M’s 66-59 win at N.C. State on Dec. 1.

Northern Kentucky’s (2-6) Jalen Billups led NK with16 points, with Cole Murray adding 15.

Michigan next plays host to Youngstown State on Saturday at 6 p.m.    


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