Michigan tops No. 11 Wisconsin 64-58
Friday Feb 17, 2017 12:00am
(ANN ARBOR) - Michigan had a senior play well again to extend its winning streak. It was Zak Irvin, not Derrick Walton, for a change. Irvin broke out of a slump with 18 points and Moe Wagner scored 21 points, helping the Wolverines beat No. 11 Wisconsin 64-58 on Thursday night. The Wolverines (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten) have won three straight to boost their chances at making the NCAA Tournament, giving them the opportunity of possibly improving their seeding and chances of advancing. Walton scored five points, ending a five game streak with 20-plus points. He also had eight assists and five rebounds. The Badgers (21-5, 10-3) have lost consecutive games for the first time this season, dropping them into a three-way tie atop the Big Ten standings with No. 16 Purdue and No. 23 Maryland with five games remaining in the regular season. Wisconsin was without senior point guard Bronson Koenig because of a calf strain in his left leg, and were forced to break up a starting lineup that began the first 25 games of the season together. Ethan Happ had 22 points for Wisconsin.
Zak Irvin puts up a shot against Wisconsin in Thursday basketball action (photo courtesy of Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)