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 MLive.com, 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]