ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Mike Smith had 16 aspects and 6 assists, and No. 7 Michigan remained unbeaten with one other dominant performance, routing No. 9 Wisconsin 77-54 on Tuesday evening.
The Wolverines (11-0, 6-0) became this Mountainous Ten showdown into a blowout with a 43-6 jog that spanned substances of both halves. It became one other masterpiece for coach Juwan Howard’s team, which became the most critical in faculty basketball history to beat three ranked opponents in a row by after all 19 aspects.
Michigan space the one for this one with its rim safety. The Badgers (10-3, 4-2) struggled to develop performs around the basket early on, and the Wolverines had six blocked photos within the most critical half of alone.
Michigan led 26-23 before scoring the closing 14 aspects of the half of. A gain and dunk by Franz Wagner made it 33-23. Smith adopted that with a gain and a layup. Wagner then drove the baseline and dunked for a 14-point abet.
The originate up of the 2nd half of wasn’t any better for Wisconsin. A 3-pointer by Eli Brooks made it 47-26, and a 3 by Smith made it 54-26. At closing, a layup by Chaundee Brown gave Michigan an nearly incomprehensible 69-29 lead.
The closing time Michigan started the season with a jog fancy this became when the Wolverines had been 17-0 throughout the 2018-19 season. Wisconsin truly ended that unbeaten coast, nonetheless the Badgers did not come shut to a repeat performance.
Wagner had 15 aspects and 10 rebounds. D’Mitrik Trice led Wisconsin with 20 aspects.
Wisconsin: The Badgers had been a cramped little bit of a thorn in Michigan’s aspect over time, they most often entered this game having acquired seven of their closing 10 at Crisler Center. Nonetheless on this evening, their 3-point taking pictures (9 of 28) became now not almost ample to make up for all their considerations contained within the arc.
Michigan: After taking down three straight ranked groups by an moderate of 22.3 aspects, the wonderful real scenario for the Wolverines at this point is that they shall be playing their easiest basketball in January. Within the occasion that they stare the relaxation fancy this in March, they wish to silent be thought of as a national title contender.
Wisconsin: The Badgers have a probability to rebound snappily after they play at Rutgers on Friday evening.
Michigan: The Wolverines plug on the aspect road Saturday for a rematch at No. 23 Minnesota.
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