The Michigan Wolverines used a hot first half to lead by 22 at the half and hurt the Badgers from three all afternoon, Ethan Happ struggled mightly in the first half and ended up finishing the game with 29 points. Mortiz Wagner lead the way for the Wolverines with 20 points and a double-double while Duncan Robinson chipped in with 16 points. Michigan was able to dominate on the glass and did not allow Wisconsin to get many offensive rebounds. The second half was a different story as the defense for Michigan was non-existent, a total of 50 points allowed. The Badgers were able to cut the lead to single digits late in the second half, but Michigan was able to get clutch free throws from MAAR, Watson, Poole and Robinson to preserve the lead. With this win, Michigan goes to 20-7 on the year while the Badgers go to 11-16.
-Michigan led in total rebounds 33-23
-Both teams had eight turnovers
-Michigan’s overall field goal percentage is 56% while Wisconsin’s is 49.1%
-Michigan finished the day from three at 45%
-Both teams had a good day at the FT line, Michigan-75% and Wisconsin-78.6%
Michigan will go back home and face Iowa on Wednesday while Wisconsin will stay at home and face Purdue on Thursday.