Josh Gasser didn’t call bank, but he extended Michigan’s banking hours when he threw up a last second three pointer and gave the 12th ranked Wisconsin Badgers a 53-52 win over the Wolverines in Ann Arbor.
Gasser’s last second 20-footer found the bottom of the net as the Badgers (21-6, 11-4 Big Ten) picked up their 4th road win of the season and dealt Michigan’s NCAA Tournament hopes a major blow. The Wolverines fell to
0-7 in games against ranked opponents.
Gasser’s defensive effort was just as important to the Badgers. He held Michigan’s Darius Morris to 2-points in the second half and 8-points for the game.
Gasser entered the game shooting 11.8% from three point range in road games (2 of 17) and 28% in all games (14 of 50). He made 1 of 3 in last night’s win over the Wolverines.
The Badgers shot just 36% from the field for the game, not their best effort, but Gasser and company will take the win.
Jordan Taylor had 20 points to lead the Badgers, who clinched a first round bye in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. Next up for Wisconsin, a home game against Northwestern on Sunday.