Saturday, February 9, 2013
Last week, Michigan was number one and lost to number 3 Indiana in Indiana. Today, I was expecting Michigan to play as hard as they were capable of, and steam roll unranked Wisconsin. However, Wisconsin did upset Indiana earlier in the year. Both Michigan and Indiana came to play Wisconsin, but lost to them at home. Michigan lost this game in dramatic fashion; overtime. This is what college basketball is all about. This game was close with Wisconsin sticking in there. The halftime score was 29-28 with Michigan on top. This is proving that teams that are underrated can beat great teams. Wisconsin has good defense, and now they will start getting more national spotlight. If Wisconsin keeps doing this, they will surely be in the NCAA Tournament come March time. Wisconsin came back, outscoring the Wolverines 32-31 in the second half. At the end of regulation, the score was 60. In overtime, however, it was all Wisconsin, outscoring the Wolverines 5-2. Tim Hardaway Jr. had five fouls, which in college hoops means that player fouls out. With 13 seconds left, Hardaway Jr. picked up his fifth foul, but the referees didn't send him to the bench. After a missed free-throw, Hardaway Jr. ran down the court, and I think everyone watching was in disbelief that the referees didn't notice. Trey Burke launched up a three that went in and out, and time expired. This game could have gone either way. Trey Burke had a total of 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Tim Hardaway Jr. helped Burke out with 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Jared Berggren played great for Wisconsin. He had 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 block. Ryan Evans scored 11 points to go along with 2 blocks, 3 assists, and 9 rebounds. Ben Brust had 14 points, 2 steals, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds. Wisconsin is a team coming out of the shadows and could become a ranked team.