B1G Hoops: Minnesota, U-M notch huge wins

We had two terrific games tonight on the Big Ten Network. Michigan kicked off the action with an impressive 75-67 win over Iowa in Ann Arbor. Minnesota followed with an 81-68 upset victory over Wisconsin at the Barn.

Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.

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(AP) DeAndre Mathieu and Mo Walker each scored 18 points, an outside-inside combination that pushed Minnesota to an 81-68 victory Wednesday night over No. 9 Wisconsin, the Badgers’ third straight loss. Malik Smith added 14 points, including the exclamatory, shot-clock beating 3-pointer with 39 seconds left. Austin Hollins had 11 points and four steals for the Golden Gophers (15-5, 4-3 Big Ten). Walker grabbed nine rebounds, and Mathieu went 8 for 13 from the floor.

(AP) Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, and No. 21 Michigan held off No. 10 Iowa 75-67 on Wednesday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten. The Wolverines (14-4, 6-0) have won eight straight to set up a showdown in East Lansing on Saturday night with rival Michigan State, the Big Ten’s only other unbeaten team in conference play. Aaron White scored 14 of Iowa’s points in a row down the stretch, but it wasn’t enough to rally the Hawkeyes (15-4, 4-2) from an 11-point deficit.


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schawk on 1/22/2014 @ 7:29pm EDT Said:

yep, it was obvious. all btn could talk about before the iowa/michigan game was michigan. wondered if it would tranfer into the officiating and it has. iowa will have to beat michigan with the refs as the opponet. Utoff laid onto his back going to basket no foul. they get basabee on a push off under one basket but let michigan do it on the next trip. going to be a long night for iowa. wonderful!

schawk on 1/22/2014 @ 7:36pm EDT Said:

And now we can add to it with a no call on a clear cut charging foul.

schawk on 1/22/2014 @ 7:43pm EDT Said:

And utoff on the ground again. Oh heck no michigan not putting him there. Geez this is terrible

schawk on 1/22/2014 @ 7:49pm EDT Said:

Fine Fine Fine First half. The striped puppets have done just exactly what they were tasked to do. Cameras showing michigan coach preaching to them. Ugly! Michigan is supposed to win this game and I won’t write anymore. Shut TV off and go do something that means something. This doesn’t!

Revival Begins on 1/23/2014 @ 2:06am EDT Said:

trust me, schawk, if the officiating at Crisler Center was that tilted towards the home team, we would’ve seen Fran erupt like a volcano on TV and not the student section of Michigan chant “Refs You Suck!”. sorry your team had to lose, but the team right now won

Revival Begins on 1/23/2014 @ 2:06am EDT Said:

*better team right now won

lefty on 1/23/2014 @ 7:55am EDT Said:

now the so called experts can see why coach gets mad. No they probably do not want to;

Corporate greed on 1/23/2014 @ 11:11am EDT Said:

I was at this game. The refs werebad on BOTH ends. Michigan had bad calls also!