No. 7 MI manhandles No. 9 Wisconsin

Tanya Simon
January 16, 2021

Against Michigan, Wisconsin was within three at 26-23 with 6:21 to play in the half but went ice cold the rest of the way.

Maddie Nolan made a career-high five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 21 points to help No. 13 MI beat Wisconsin 69-40 on Thursday night.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Ron Harper Jr. of Rutgers is averaging 20.1 points per game, up eight points from his average as a sophomore last season. But this time, their 3-point shooting (9 of 28) was not almost enough to make up for all their problems inside the arc.

Imani Lewis led U-W with nine points and five rebounds. Wisconsin double teamed her all night and held her to a season-low six points, but she grabbed 15 rebounds and handed out a career-high seven assists.

Clearly, Wahl is not the team's go-to 3-point shooter, however, consistent shooting from deep out of Wahl could prove significant for the Badgers down the stretch of a hard Big Ten slate. Wisconsin shoots 44.9 percent from the floor as a team this season.

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Again we lose the man in the corner. "I'm happy that we are still very hungry and very ambitious and we want to do well". It's an area but at the same time I see a team that is growing and can cause many teams problems.

Dickinson started that outburst with two free throws and converted three inside baskets before the run was over. The Badgers sink 8.7 three pointers a game while hitting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc.

MI set the tone for this one with its rim protection. But Rutgers was able to cut the lead to 33-32.

Senior guard Jacob Young powered was the lone Scarlet Knight who could generate any offense. The Scarlet Knights gave up a 10-2 run to start the second half to go down 20 and didn't get closer than 10 the rest of the way.

The rest of the team shot 8-for-41 from the field (19.5%), including 3 of 16 from deep.

"You definitely don't expect that coming into the game", Wagner said. Rutgers is scuffling at the charity stripe as they hit just 58 percent at the line as a team this season.

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