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Michigan holds on for 77-70 win over No. 3 Badgers


CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 16: Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers watches his team play against the Indiana Hoosiers during a semifinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 16: Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers watches his team play against the Indiana Hoosiers during a semifinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Nik Stauskas scored 23 points and hit a key 3 with 48 seconds left, and Michigan fended off a late surge for a 77-70 win Saturday over No. 3 Wisconsin.
Caris LeVert added 20 for the Wolverines (13-4, 5-0 Big Ten), who held on for their first road win at Wisconsin since 1999 after nearly squandering a 15-point lead.
The Badgers (16-2, 3-2) went on a 14-2 run late, and Ben Brust's putback got them within 68-67 with about 2 minutes left.
But after whiffing on a 3 from the right wing, Stauskas hit a step-back from 3 from the left side to give Michigan a 71-67 lead.
Josh Gasser had 16 points for the Badgers, which lost their second straight after a school-best 16-0 start.


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