Michigan wins battle over No. 11 Wisconsin

Michigan Wolverines guard Zak Irvin (21) boxes out Wisconsin Badgers forward Vitto Brown (30) in the second half at Crisler Center. Michigan won 64-58. (Photo: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

MICHIGAN 64 No. 11 WISCONSIN 58
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman knocked down a three, drew a foul and hit the ensuing free throw at the 7:55 mark of the second half to give Michigan the lead, and the Wolverines went on to upset Wisconsin.

Moritz Wagner scored 21 points and grabbed three rebounds to lead the Wolverines. Ethan Happ gave the Badgers 22 points, six rebounds and six assists before fouling out.

The Wolverines, who have been one of the worst three-point defenses in the country (341st out of 347) with an average of 39.8 percent against, locked down on perimeter defense, forcing the Badgers to go 3-16 (18.8 percent) from beyond the arc.

The Wolverines improve to 17-9 and the Badgers drop to 21-5.

No. 1 GONZAGA 96 SAN FRANCISCO 61
Gonzaga’s (27-0) Nigel Williams-Goss picked up 30 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

No. 5 ARIZONA 78 WASHINGTON STATE 59
Lauri Markkanen dropped 19 points and hauled in 11 rebounds for a double-double for Arizona (24-3). Ike Iroegbu‘s 17 points and five assists led Washington State (11-15). The Cougars have lost their last five games.

No. 7 OREGON 79 UTAH 61
Dillon Brooks led Oregon (23-4) in scoring with 20 points, while Jordan Bell contributed 17 points and seven rebounds. Jayce Johnson provided Utah (17-9) with 14 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double off the bench.

No. 22 SAINT MARY’S 81 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 48
Jock Landale netted 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Saint Mary’s (23-3).

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