Trey Burke had 18 points and 11 assists, and the Wolverines escaped No. 18 North Carolina State, 79-72, in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Freshman Nik Stauskas led Michigan (6-0) with 20 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16.
N.C. State (4-2) trailed 73-58 before going on a 10-0 run. But that’s as close as the Wolfpack got.