Gasser's buzzer-beater makes UW a 53-52 winner over MichiganWisconsin Sports
-- Josh Gasser hit a three-pointer at the buzzer last night to give the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team a 53-52 victory at Michigan. The Badgers' women's hoops team also won Wednesday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Josh Gasser hit a three-pointer at the buzzer last night to give the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team a 53-52 victory at Michigan.
The freshman Gasser tied the game at 50 by scoring off an offensive rebound with just over three minutes to go. And on defense, he forced the Wolverines into a shot-clock violation by blocking a shot with over a minute left. Gasser finished with five points off the bench – and he held guard Darius Morris to eight points for the night. Jordan Taylor had 20 points and five of the Badgers’ 11 assists. Jon Leuer had 12 points and 12 boards. Keaton Nankivil knocked down a pair of three-pointers to start the game, and ended with 13 points and six rebounds.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points for Michigan, which lost to the Badgers for the second time this season and fell to 7-9 in the Big Ten and 17-12 overall. 12th-ranked Wisconsin kept its slim Big Ten title hopes alive, improving to 11-4 in the league and 21-6 overall. The Badgers will host Northwestern on Sunday.
The Wisconsin women won their home season finale last night, 65-57 over Indiana. The Badgers led by four at the half, and they kept the Hoosiers in the game by committing 20 turnovers. Wisconsin shot 49-percent on the night. Lin Zastrow led the Badgers with 21 points, with six rebounds and five assists. Jori Davis led Indiana with 17 points, but she needed 21 shots to get that. The Hoosiers only shot 35-percent, as they fell to 3-12 in the Big Ten and 9-18 overall. The Badgers improved to 10-5 in the Big Ten and 15-12 overall. They’ll close out their regular season on Sunday at Ohio State.