Here are the thoughts of Mike Lucas following Wisconsin's loss to Michigan on Sunday in Madison, 83-72.
After getting schooled by Mo Wagner on a low post basket (and one) Nate Reuvers fought back to get a couple of defensive stops and scores triggering 2ndH rally that forced Wolverines to make plays to hold off Badgers. Abdur-Rahkman was the closer befitting experience (102 starts)— Mike Lucas (@LucasAtLarge) February 11, 2018
Targeted pt guard Zavier Simpson, poor FT shooter (.489), during late run. Down by 8 with 2:23 left the Badgers intentionally fouled Simpson who missed. But double back-tap (Wagner & Robinson) extended Michigan poss ending with Abdur-Rahkman making 2 FTs. Had answers when needed— Mike Lucas (@LucasAtLarge) February 11, 2018
Watching Mo Wagner (20/11) & Ethan Happ (29 pts) punch & counter-punch was entertaining. Bad 1st half was not. In back-to-back home games the Badgers have gotten off to mistake-riddled starts with misses at rim/breakdowns on defense. Hard to overcome with a team lacking firepower— Mike Lucas (@LucasAtLarge) February 11, 2018