Wolverines hold off Wisconsin for road win
Written by Matt Pargoff   


Coming off a disappointing loss to Northwestern, the Wolverines got a fast start on the road at Wisconsin Sunday, opening up a 22-point first half lead. Michigan led throughout the contest, but did face some adversity late, with the Badgers climbing back to within seven points. The Maize and Blue held on to win 83-72, claiming victory in Madison for the second time in four tries after a 15 year drought.

While Moritz Wagner struggled on the defensive end against Ethan Happ, allowing the Wisconsin center to score 29 points, he had his own strong outing on offense, leading the Wolverines with 20 points. Fouling out in the game, Wagner finished with a double-double, also pulling down a team best 11 rebounds.

Duncan Robinson had struggled in recent games from three point range, but found his mark early against the Badgers. He finished 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, scoring 16 points. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 15 points, while Charles Matthews added 11 to the scoring effort.

With the win, the Wolverines improve to 20-7 on the season and 9-5 in conference play. They will host to Iowa on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. eastern with television coverage provided by Big Ten Network. Michigan previously defeated Iowa 75-68 in the Big Ten opener on Jan. 2.


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