The 22nd-ranked Michigan Wolverines entered Thursday nights home game against Wisconsin as the hottest team in the Big Ten Conference, having won five straight. The Badgers were next, riding a four-game winning streak.
When the dust settled, the Badgers (18-10, 11-6 Big Ten) extended their win streak to five and moving into a four-way tie for second p lace in the Big Ten by pulling out a 81-74 win over the Wolverines in Ann Arbor.
The Badgers never trailed in the game and converted nearly 54% (29-of-54) from the field in the win. They hit 11-of-23 three point attempts (47.8%).
Going in, the game was being billed as a battle between point guards. D’Mitrik Trice for the Badgers and Zavier Simpson for Michigan. Neither player disappointed. Simpson finished with 32 points, five rebounds and six assists. Trice had 28 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Aleem Ford and Micah Potter added 18 points each for the Badgers, who return to Madison to host [Read more…]