Nik Stauskas trolls Ohio State fans, claims Thad Matta didn’t know who he was (PHOTO)


Former Michigan wing Nik Stauskas couldn’t wait for Throwback Thursday to irk some Ohio State fans.

The 2013-14 Big Ten Player of the Year posted this 2013 picture on his Instagram page on Monday afternoon. It shows him staring down Buckeyes’ head coach Thad Matta in No. 3 Michigan’s 76-74 overtime win over No. 10 Ohio State. Stauskas, then a freshman, had 11 points, including three 3-pointers.

The caption reads: “… P.S the day before this game coach Matta was interviewed and didn’t know my name and didn’t know who I was. I took it personally.” That part is inaccurate. Stauskas was a starter for the Wolverines. You’d hope Matta would be familiar with the starting five of a Big Ten rival, especially one his team played against earlier that season.

The actual quote Stauskas is referring to, according to Nick Baumgardner of, was “The wing, No. 11, I have trouble saying his name.” Matta also said that prior to Ohio State’s first meeting with Michigan that season, a 56-53 win for the Buckeyes on Jan. 13, 2013.

[h/t College Spun]