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Michigan Vs. Wisconsin Score Update: In Defensive Battle, Wolverines Ahead Of Badgers At Half, 25-19

The Michigan Wolverines didn't have long to grieve over their 73-71 loss to the No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday night with another game against a Top 25 ranked Big Ten opponent today. They have done a good job rebounding from their first Big Ten loss, though, leading the No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers by six through 20 minutes.

It's been an ugly defensive battle, but Michigan holds the edge due to slightly better shooting. The Wolverines shot 37-percent in the first half, but held the Badgers to a horrific 30-percent.

Michigan jumped out to a 10-2 lead, but Wisconsin went on a 10-0 run to take a 12-10 lead into a Wolverines' timeout. Over the final 11 minutes of the half, Michigan outscored Wisconsin 15-7.

Guards Zack Novak and Trey Burke lead the Wolverines with six points, and Tim Hardaway Jr. has six rebounds to go along with his five points.

Wisconsin does not have a scorer over four points. Junior Ryan Evans leads both teams with seven rebounds.

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