Wisconsin-Michigan Postgame Notes

March 15, 2013

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  • Attendance for session three of the 2013 Big Ten Tournament was a sellout at 21,793 (United Center capacity-19,087).
  • That is the second-best session three total in Big Ten Tournament history (2007-22,081).
  • 2013 attendance: Session 1 - 19,470; Session 2 - 19,667; Session 3 - 21,793.


  • Three players scored in double figures for Wisconsin: sophomore guard Traevon Jackson (16 points), junior guard Ben Brust (14) and senior guard/forward Ryan Evans (12).
  • Evans distributed a career-high six assists.
  • After scoring a season-low 17 points and shooting a season-low 17.2 percent (5-of-29) from the field in the first half, Wisconsin scored a season-high 51 points in the second half on 60.7 percent shooting (17-of-28).
  • Wisconsin won for only the fourth time this season when shooting a lower percentage from the field than its opponent (38.6 percent to 40.4 percent).
  • The Badgers held Michigan to 20 points in the first half, the lowest output in a half for the Wolverines this season.
  • Wisconsin is 16-13 in the Big Ten Tournament all-time. The Badgers are 9-7 in their opening game of the tournament and will play in their eighth semifinal all-time.
  • As head coach of the Badgers, Bo Ryan boasts a 12-9 record in Big Ten tournament play. Ryan owns the fourth most wins in the tournament by a head coach.
  • Trailing 18-10 with 4:30 remaining in the first half, Wisconsin outscored Michigan 19-6 over the next 9:21 to take a 29-24 lead with 15:09 to play in the second half. The Badgers outscored the Wolverines 12-4 to open the second half.
  • Leading 45-42 with 9:02 to play, Wisconsin seized control of the game with an 11-3 run over 3:01 of play to take a 56-45 lead.


  • Guard Trey Burke finished with a game-high 19 points. The sophomore has scoring in double figures in all 33 games this year. Burke averaged 20.0 points per game in two Big Ten Tournament games this year. He also averaged 2.0 blocks and 4.5 assists per game in the two contests.
  • Trailing 56-45 with 6:01 to play, Michigan went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to two with 3:35 remaining. Burke had six of the Wolverines' nine points during the run.
  • All three three-point baskets for Michigan came in the second half (3-of-12).
  • After turning the ball over eight times in the first half, the Wolverines had just three giveaways in the second half.
  • Michigan drops to 4-5 vs. top-25 teams this year.
  • For the fifth time this year the Wolverines held a team to 20 points or less in the first half (17).
  • Thirty of Michigan's 59 points today came in the paint.
  • It is just the second time in 23 games this year Michigan has not been victorious when out-shooting its opponents (40.4 percent to 38.6 percent), and just the fifth time in 100 games under head coach John Beilein.
  • For just the fifth time this year Michigan shot less than 60 percent at the free throw line (10-for-17; 58.8 percent), all against Big Ten teams. Against Wisconsin this year the Wolverines shot a combined 11-for-19 (57.8 percent).