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Badgers drop second-straight

Wisconsin Badgers basketball
Wisconsin Badgers basketball

MADISON, Wis (WSAU-TSN)   Nik Stauskas netted a game-high 23 points and carried Michigan down the stretch as the Wolverines took down No. 3 Wisconsin, 77-70, in a Big Ten battle from Kohl Center.

Michigan (13-4, 5-0 Big Ten) never trailed in the second half, but led by just a point with less than a minute remaining when Stauskas drilled the biggest shot of the game, a stepback 3-pointer which silenced the crowd and gave the visitors a 71-67 lead. The sophomore guard then made 6-of-6 from the foul line to seal the outcome.

Caris LeVert stuffed the stat sheet with 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals in the Wolverines' first win in Madison since 1999. Glenn Robinson III added 14 points for Michigan, which had lost 11 in a row at Kohl Center.

Josh Gasser scored 16 points on just seven shots in defeat, while Sam Dekker tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds in Wisconsin's (16-2, 3-2) second straight loss after a program-best 16-0 start. Frank Kaminsky and Ben Brust scored 14 points apiece.

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