Wed. Final: Wisconsin 73, Michigan 61
Next game: Saturday, January 3rd vs. Penn State
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Marcus Landry and Trevon Hughes each scored 16 points and Wisconsin beat No. 23 Michigan 73-61 Wednesday in a Big Ten opener.
Jon Leuer added 12 points for the Badgers (10-3), coming off a five-point loss to then-No. 9 Texas last week. Wisconsin has not lost consecutive games since falling to Ohio State and Michigan State in February 2007.
Freshman Zack Novak scored a season-high 20 points and DeShawn Sims had 14 for the Wolverines (10-3). Michigan had won five in a row.
Manny Harris came into the game as the Wolverines' leading scorer at nearly 20 points per game, but was held to 9 points on 3-for-13 shooting.
The Badgers beat a ranked opponent for the first time this season. They previously lost to Connecticut, Marquette and Texas.
Hughes scored 10 straight points early in the second half as the Badgers built a comfortable lead. The Wolverines cut the deficit to nine with three minutes remaining, but Wisconsin held on by making its free throws.
Wisconsin set the tone early by hitting nine of its first 10 shots in taking a 24-12 lead. The Badgers' defense created problems early on for the Wolverines, holding them without a basket for 4 1/2 minutes.
The Badgers made 58.7 percent of their shot overall while Michigan made under 40 percent.
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