Wisconsin (11-3, 5-2 Big Ten) shot 35% from the field, and Rutgers (7-5, 3-5) shot 37%.
Michigan's suffocating defense fueled a blowout win for the Wolverines.
These Wolverines are used to a hot start. They began 7-0 last season and 17-0 the season before. Wisconsin grabs 34.9 rebounds per contest and hands out 14 assists per game.
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Wagner had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Wisconsin scored the final six points to make the final score more respectable but it was a beatdown. In recent games when the team defense has not looked as advertised, it has been Trice's offense that has kept the Badgers in games.
Imani Lewis led U-W with nine points and five rebounds. Micah Potter is second on the team with 12.5 points plus 6.9 boards per game on the year.
Another Trice turnover turned into a Smith layup.
MI set the one for this one with its rim protection. It finished with its second-lowest total of the season, shot 10.5% on threes (2-of-18) and went 2-of-7 from the free throw line. Brad Davison (9.4 points), Aleem Ford, Jonathan Davis, Tyler Wahl, Ben Carlson and Trevor Anderson all are called upon for key minutes and contributions for the Badgers. Two of those shots came in overtime against in, putting a dagger in the Hoosiers.
Clearly, Wahl is not the team's go-to 3-point shooter, however, consistent shooting from deep out of Wahl could prove significant for the Badgers down the stretch of a hard Big Ten slate. The #9 Wisconsin Badgers are on the road as they travel to face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Friday night. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. on Fox Sports One.