Hardaway Jr. leads Michigan past Wisconsin

ANN ARBOR — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 points abd grabbed 10 rebounds, while Trey Burke added 14 to lead Michigan past Wisconsin Sunday 59-41.

Jordan Taylor scored 12 points to lead Wisconsin.

Michigan led 25-19 at halftime.

Hardaway’s two free throws gave Michigan a 10-2 lead in the early going. The Badgers reeled off 10 straight points including the go-ahead layup by Jordan Taylor, within two minutes to take the lead and the battle was on.

Evan Smotrycz’s 3-pointer with six minutes to play gave Michigan a 19-14 advantage. Burke scored minutes later for a 23-16 lead.

Jordan Morgan’s putback with 15:31 to play in the game made it 32-19, Wolverines. Morgan led Michigan with 11 rebounds in the win.

Hardaway made a spin move inside for a basket and 38-26 lead with 11:03 to play. Burke followed moments later with a basket and 40-26 lead. He added a 3-point play moments later for a 43-26 lead.

Hardaway’s two free throws at 3:05 made it 53-38.

Michigan improves to 13-3 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten.

The Wolverines had a seven-game win streak snapped on Thursday in a 73-71 loss to Indiana. Michigan is home Wednesday against Northwestern.

The Badgers are 13-4 overall and have a 1-2 Big Ten record. They have lost three straight.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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