Friday, Jun 24, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Michigan

Wisconsin whips Michigan 75-62

ANN ARBOR — The Michigan basketball team could not overcome a passive start as its hopes of capturing its first outright Big Ten title since 1986 took a major hit with a 75-62 loss to No. 21 Wisconsin today at the Crisler Center.

Behind 25 points by guard Caris LeVert, the 15th-ranked Wolverines cut a 16-point second-half deficit to as little as three with 6:16 remaining before Wisconsin pulled away down the stretch.

Michigan (18-7, 10-3 Big Ten) lost for the third time in five games and fell out of first place for the first time this season. The Wolverines host league-leading Michigan State (21-4, 10-2), which plays Nebraska later today, next Sunday.

Frank Kaminsky led Wisconsin with 25 points.

The Wolverines were ultimately undone by a mess of a first half, in which they had zero assists, zero steals, zero blocks, and zero energy. Michigan was unable to shoot (7-of-22) and unwilling to put in work on the glass, with the Badgers swiping eight offensive rebounds in the first 14 minutes alone.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…