National Basketball Association
Michigan 67, Wisconsin 59
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 14, 2021
Where: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Officials: # Bo Boroski, # Courtney Green, # Brooks Wells
Attendance: N/A

Isaiah Livers scored a game-high 20 points and Hunter Dickinson added a double-double as No. 3 Michigan rallied from a 14-point first-half deficit to stop No. 21 Wisconsin 67-59 in a Big Ten Conference clash Sunday in Madison, Wis.

Dickinson's putback with less than two minutes to play snapped a 59-59 tie and sparked a game-ending 8-0 run by the Wolverines (14-1, 9-1 Big Ten). He finished with 11 points, a game-high 15 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Franz Wagner canned a short jumper for the last of his 14 points, making it 63-59 with 59 seconds remaining. Eli Brooks converted 3 of 4 free throws and Chaundee Brown added a foul shot to put the game away in the final minute.

D'Mitrik Trice scored 16 points to pace the Badgers (15-7, 9-6), while Aleem Ford added 15 and Jonathan Davis came off the bench to contribute 11 points. Wisconsin shot just 38.9 percent from the field and was outrebounded 36-32.

The Badgers owned a 13-point advantage early in the second half after Brad Davison made a 3-pointer, but Michigan steadily chipped away and took a 54-53 edge with 5:04 remaining on two free throws by Dickinson.

The pregame storyline was how Michigan would react to its first game since Jan. 22, when it routed Purdue 70-53 and then took 14 days off from basketball after a positive test for a COVID-19 variant was found in the athletic department.

Ford got Wisconsin off to a good start by scoring 11 points before the second TV timeout, canning three 3-pointers. In the teams' first matchup last month in Ann Arbor, Ford scored just six points on 2-of-8 shooting.

Tied at 20 after Livers knocked down a 3-pointer with 9:10 left in the half, the Badgers went on a 19-5 run, opening up a 39-25 advantage on three foul shots by Trice with 27.2 seconds remaining. Despite Livers' jumper in the final five seconds, Wisconsin took a comfortable 12-point lead to the locker room.

Michigan outscored Wisconsin 40-20 in the second half.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Michigan   Wisconsin
Isaiah Livers 20 Scoring D'Mitrik Trice 16
Mike Smith 6 Assists Trevor Anderson 4
Hunter Dickinson 15 Rebounds Brad Davison 6
Eli Brooks 5 Free Throws Made D'Mitrik Trice 8
Eli Brooks 2 Steals D'Mitrik Trice 2
Hunter Dickinson 5 Blocks Micah Potter 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Michigan 67 40.7 7-17 12-16 11 32 6 5 6
Wisconsin 59 38.9 6-19 11-12 11 25 5 5 10