Michigan took down Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon at Crisler Center by a score of 61-52, leading to a revenge win for the Wolverines after the Badgers gave them their first loss of the season a few weeks back.
After the game, Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard spoke to the media and had nothing but praise for John Beilein’s team and how both games in the series were played this season.
#Wisconsin HC Greg Gard reacts to loss to #Michigan. “John’s got a good team” pic.twitter.com/btEleqhlzV— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) February 9, 2019
Michigan guard Jordan Poole, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, spoke after the game and addressed his alley-oop to Isaiah Livers in the waning seconds. It may have seemed like overkill, but Poole didn’t forget what happened at the end of the last game between these two.
Did you actually think Jordan Poole forgot how the last game against Wisconsin ended?— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) February 9, 2019
Nope. He explains the alley-oop at the end of the game. pic.twitter.com/PtZXtZLLgD
It should be noted that Wisconsin was actually only up six when that occurred and free throws at the end of the game made it a 10 point victory. But a slight is a slight nonetheless, I guess.
Finally, John Beilein hit the podium and praised Wisconsin for a hard-fought game. When Badgers star Ethan Happ, who had another big game against Michigan, said he hopes to see the Wolverines again this year in the Big Ten Tournament, Beilein was having none of that.
Ethan Happ told John Beilein he hopes to see Michigan again this year.— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) February 9, 2019
John Beilein told him, “I hope I never see you again in my life.” pic.twitter.com/rnKd3JuoaF
The Wolverines are back in action on Tuesday night with a trip to Penn State, which is scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. tipoff.