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Illinois Fans Taunt Nik Stauskas With Patriotic Chant, Nik Stauskas Makes Them Cry Repeatedly

Michigan basketball and John A-lein traveled to Illinois as 2.5-point favorites, with a chance to clinch an outright Big Ten regular-season championship last night. They scored 52 points in the first half and won by 31. It was insane, highlighted by Nik Stauskas and his 7-for-9 shooting on threes.

The theme of the game was neverending embarrassment, like the time Illinois fans thought it would be funny to taunt Canadian Stauskas with their classic, totally not uncreative “U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A” chant. He hit a buzzer-beating three to extend a 19-point lead to 22.

Protip: Don’t try to taunt the best shooter in the country when he’s already absolutely annihilating you.

“Oh, Canada.” – Mike Tirico

Do not mess with Canada.

Stauskas was embarrassing everyone, especially announcer Dan Dakich, who strangely rapped Eminem in his amazement.

And, finally, highlights! This game was insane. The secret? Duct tape.

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