It was Social Media Night at Crisler Center tonight as the Wolverines defeated the Big Ten-leading, No. 11 Badgers, 64-58. The last time Michigan defeated a ranked opponent was March 11, 2016, when U-M defeated Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament.
Derrick Walton Jr. made history tonight, becoming the first Wolverine to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, and 400 assists. After tonight, he has a total of 1,254 points, 503 rebounds, and 412 assists.
Moe Wagner was key to the Wolverines' win tonight, leading the team in scoring (21 points) with his third 20-point performance of the season.
Michigan continues to lead the country with the fewest turnovers per game (9.4). U-M has had 10 or fewer turnovers in 19 games, including 10 tonight. The Wolverines are fifth in the nation in fewest fouls per game at 15.2, after committing just 14 tonight.
A total of six players scored for the Maize and Blue tonight, including three in double digits: Wagner (21), Irvin (18), and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (12).
U-M's defense forced 11 Wisconsin turnovers, resulting in a total of 17 points. The Wolverines also had six steals on the night with both Irvin and Walton garnering two apiece.
Tonight's back and forth win marked the second meeting of the season and the 163rd overall between the two teams. The first meeting resulted in the Badgers defeating the Wolverines, 68-64, on Jan. 17 in Madison.
Michigan will finish the week with the first of four road contests out of the final five games. U-M starts the stretch at Minnesota (Sunday, Feb. 19) at 6 p.m. CT on BTN.