The Wisconsin Badgers went into Ann Arbor and for the most part dominated 19th ranked Michigan with a 81-74 win to push the winning streak to five games.
D’Mitrik Trice is playing his best basketball of his career the past three weeks and went for 28 points against Michigan. Trice went 5-of-6 from beyond the arc. His biggest bucket on the night came when the Wolverines clawed back in the game and cut UW’s lead to 70-67 with 3:05, but Trice then drilled a dagger to make it a six point game.
Aleem Ford and Micah Potter helped Trice carry the load as both of them got 18 points each. Ford also had eight rebound and Potter had seven. Reuvers was scoreless until the final two minutes when he hit a big shot.
The people that have been doubting and talking smack about Wisconsin this year, you can take a seat after tonight. Wisconsin has the most Quad 1 wins in the Big Ten….the best conference in the country.
The Badgers are now 18-10 overall and 11-6 in Big Ten play. UW is in a four-way tie for second place in the Big Ten with Penn State, Illinois and Michigan State. Maryland is in first place at 13-4 meaning the teams tied for second are only two games back with three games to play. And Wisconsin holds the tiebreaker against Maryland, due to UW’s head-to-head win in January, if they were to tie.
UW will host arch-rival Minnesota, looking for some revenge from the game in early February, on Sunday. Tip-off is set for 5:30 PM (CT) and will be televised on Big Ten Network (BTN).