No. 20 Michigan beats Wisconsin 83-72
Monday Feb 12, 2018 12:00am
(MADISON) – Duncan Robinson earned his first start in a month after putting on a 3-point shooting clinic at practice. He rewarded coach John Beilein's trust and kept hitting from long distance in the first half against Wisconsin. Robinson scored 16 points and made all four of his 3s in the first half, Moe Wagner had 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 20 Michigan rode a hot-shooting start for an 83-72 win on Sunday. The Wolverines (20-7, 9-5) won on the road for the first time since upsetting Michigan State on Jan. 13. This time, Michigan had to hold on after allowing much of its 22 point halftime lead slip away in the second half. The Wolverines started 12 of 16 overall and 7 of 9 from 3-point range. Robinson was 5 of 9 from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3, in his first start since Jan. 9 against Purdue. Forward Ethan Happ led Wisconsin (11-16, 4-10) with a season-high 29 points, including 18 on 7-of-10 shooting in the second half. Despite the push back in the second half, a prototypical fundamentally sound Michigan team kept its composure and Wisconsin ran out of time. The Wolverines reached the 20-win plateau for the eighth time in Beilein's 11 seasons as coach.
Duncan Robinson puts up a 3 point shot against Wisconsin (photo courtesy of Mary Lagenfeld/USA Today Sports)