The third-ranked Michigan Wolverines returned from a three-week layoff, coming from 14 points down to knock off the 21st ranked Wisconsin Badgers 67-59 on Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center, sweeping the two game season series.
The Wolverines (14-1, 9-1 Big Ten) scored the games final eight points and held the Badgers without a field goal for the final 4:43 of the game. UW had just one field goal over the last 7:45. Wisconsin (15-7, 9-6) missed its last seven shots.
Isaiah Livers scored 20 points and freshman Hunter Dickinson collected a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds.
The Wolverines last played on Jan. 22nd, beating Purdue 70-53. Michigan announced the next day that it was pausing all athletic activities after a number of people linked to the athletic department tested positive for a COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate.
The Badgers shot 53.8% overall and went 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the first half, but Wisconsin shot just 25% (7 of 28) in the second half and missed their last 11 3-point attempts. [Read more…]