Wisconsin showed grit in battling back and forth with Maryland on Thursday, coming away winners. Next up: Michigan State.
Key sequence: Offensive rebounds by Iverson & Happ extended poss resulting in Pritzl's clutch jumper vs Cowan breaking tie.Terps had switched Huerter on Davison & Pritzl made them pay shooting over top of shorter Cowan. Pritzl had 10pts, 6 rebs. Clearly difference from 1st gm— Mike Lucas (@LucasAtLarge) March 1, 2018
Old school UW box score. Pts off turnovers, 15-2 (had 9 steals). Shot 15 more FTs. Outscored Maryland by 12 at stripe. Defended w/o fouling Cowan/Huerter excessively. Got to line & delivered, 20 of 24. Happ was 6 of 7 (now 23 of 29 in 5 B10 tournament gms). Iverson was 5 of 5.— Mike Lucas (@LucasAtLarge) March 1, 2018
No substitute for experience which is why winning 1st gm & getting another crack at a national heavyweight like MSU is valuable to the continued growth of this team in a tournament setting. Improvement on defensive end has sparked late season revival bolstering overall confidence— Mike Lucas (@LucasAtLarge) March 1, 2018