A 3-point shot at the buzzer beat Michigan last night Wisconsin nipped the Wolverines 53-to-52 at Crisler Arena. Freshman Josh Gasser banked in the triple to the right of the top of the key to lift the number-12 Badgers to the victory. Gasser only had five points, but they were Wisconsin’s last five points of the game, including a jumper that knotted the score at 50 all with three minutes left.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points to lead Michigan, which slipped to 7-and-9 in the Big Ten and 17-and-12 overall and may have been knocked out of consideration for an NCCA tournament berth.
The game featured seven ties and 10 lead changes. Michigan lost despite out-shooting Wisconsin 49-to-36 percent. Also last night in the Big Ten, #8 Purdue won at Indiana 72-to-61.
In the Mid-American Conference, Western Michigan cruised past Toledo 68-to-56 at University Arena in Kalamazoo. It wasn’t even that close as the Broncos led by as many as 38 points in the first half. Demetrius Ward had a game-high 19 points for Western, with the win keeping the Broncos tied with Ball State atop the MAC West.