All good things must come to an end, but what a run. Wisconsin, seeded 13th, defied logic in the City of Champions at the 2019 Big Ten Tournament.
The Badgers played three games in three days including a double overtime thriller against the fourth-seeded Michigan in the quarterfinals on Friday. UW never gave up, but would ultimately fall to the Wolverines, 73-65, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, ending the unbelievable Badgers run.
Wisconsin (15-18) and Michigan (21-10) traded buckets throughout the game. Despite the Wolverines leading the bulk of the first half and grabbing the largest lead, 18-11, in the first minute of the second quarter, UW would end the half on a 5-0 run to take the lead (29-28) outscoring Michigan 18-12 in the second quarter to stay in the game.
Sophomore Niya Beverley led the Badgers with 15 points including two from 3-point range. Three other Badgers shot in double figures — freshman Imani Lewis (13), senior Marsha Howard (12), and senior Kelly Karlis( 10). Lewis and Karlis also both tallied three steals.
Read the full recap and see the box score at UWBadgers.com
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