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Tweet Up: Wisconsin 75, Michigan 62

Michigan lost its grip on the top spot in the Big Ten standings with a 75-62 home loss to Wisconsin Sunday afternoon. He's a chronological timeline of how the game played out on Twitter:
First Half:
Enough Said! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/aPZEZkNdTJ— Doug Nussmeier (@CoachDNuss) February 16, 2014
Sloppy play on offense is what's killing Michigan early. Can't let Wisconsin get open transition looks.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 16, 2014
Badgers start the game 4-of-5 from the floor - a combination of not great defensive pressure and hot shooting.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 16, 2014
Wisconsin doing to Michigan what Michigan did to Wisconsin earlier this season -- not missing a thing early, 12-2 Badgers.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 16, 2014
Michigan's shot selection has been Illinish thus far.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) February 16, 2014
If a free throw hitting the rim, going off the backboard and going on the rim again counted as a make, Horford would be about 90% on FTs.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) February 16, 2014
Wisconsin is playing Stauskas very physically both on and off the ball. So far, not getting called for it. Stauskas seems a bit frustrated.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 16, 2014
Zero three-point attempts thus far for #Michigan. /Bo Ryan'd— Fouad Egbaria (@HoldinTheRope) February 16, 2014
Frank Kaminsky was a ghost in the first game between these two teams, he's got 6 points and 4 boards already. Big difference.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 16, 2014
Michigan going with LeVert, Robinson and Irvin on the floor together (along with Spike and Morgan). Interesting lineup.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) February 16, 2014
You know it's bad when Irvin's airballing. He hasn't been missing net recently— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) February 16, 2014
John Beilein likes to say it's important for Zak Irvin to hit his first 3 ... well he missed it by about 3 feet. Now he's back on the bench.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) February 16, 2014
Michigan w/ 4 turnovers, 7 reb, shooting 33-percent. Wisconsin w/ 1 turnover, 13 reb, shooting 50-percent and leading 23-11.— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) February 16, 2014
Wisconsin has scored on 11 of its first 16 possessions. It would have been 12 if Nigel Hayes didn't miss both of his FTs.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 16, 2014
Can't recall the last time Michigan started a home game this poorly offensively. Only 11 points in 12 minutes.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 16, 2014
Michigan might want to send three to the offensive glass...they are just getting mauled on the boards, on both ends.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) February 16, 2014
Just a parade of contested long twos. Wisconsin getting everything they want right now on both ends.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 16, 2014
The way Wisconsin trails screens, those elbows will be there. Michigan has to want to take them.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) February 16, 2014
Michigan getting hamblasted by Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, just in case you thought Iowa's hold on third place was safe.— Adam Jacobi (@Adam_Jacobi) February 16, 2014
Wolverines have shot 52% at home this season. Are currently shooting 33%. Combined with zero rebounding and little defense, they trail 31-16— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) February 16, 2014
Wisconsin shooting layups and threes. Michigan shooting long twos. That's not good for the Wolverines. pic.twitter.com/iO5ibznyLI— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 16, 2014
Timeout Michigan, and Beilein looks furious.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 16, 2014
Michigan in first 18-plus minutes: 7 turnovers, 6 field goals. That'll put you behind by 16 points -- and you'd be lucky.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) February 16, 2014
Michigan looks like it's never played Wisconsin before. I know road teams have won quite a bit in Big Ten this year, but it's 34-16 ugly.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 16, 2014
Wisconsin is putting on an offensive clinic. Michigan unable to stop the drive and kick. Badgers lead 34-16 with 1 min to go in the half.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) February 16, 2014
Wisconsin is basically running Dribble Drive Motion right now. Never thought I'd see Bo running offense most associated with Calipari— Michael DeCourcy (@tsnmike) February 16, 2014
Key stat: Michigan doesn't have a single assist. They've played nearly 20 minutes of basketball.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 16, 2014
Michigan's most effective offense has been Caris LeVert shooting contested threes. No surprise U-M trails 34-19.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) February 16, 2014
Second Half:
Games can turn quickly, but that might be the worst half of UM hoops in years. They trail Wiscy 34-19 and have 0 assists, 0 blocks, 0 steals— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 16, 2014
But Michigan's biggest problem is its offense. Wisconsin forcing U-M to take contested two-point jumpers, and U-M is complying.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 16, 2014
If Michigan fans are looking for a bright spot: Jon Horford has 3 pts, 6 rebs in 7 minutes. #itried— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) February 16, 2014
Michigan band playing the "Power Rangers" theme at halftime ... No word on if the Megazord will come out in the second half.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 16, 2014
And before you write off Michigan, remember that it has won multiple games this year in which it trailed by 10+ points.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 16, 2014
Love how Gasser can only challenge shots with one hand because his other is full of jersey.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) February 16, 2014
Just let Stauskas take 20 shots in this half.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) February 16, 2014
I think I may be done trying to figure out this Wisconsin team. Too hard to predict! @SethOnHoops @ESPNPrim.— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) February 16, 2014
By the way, I am making a mental list of those of you who declared this one over. We'll see if it comes in handy.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) February 16, 2014
Morgan with a huge finish over Kaminsky and the foul, chance to cut Wisconsin's lead back to 9 following timeout.— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) February 16, 2014
UM's best 3 point shooter hasn't scored from range. UM's starting PG has one assist. Their best big has two boards... They're only down 10.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 16, 2014
Strong hands by Morgan draws a foul on Wisconsin...showing some improvement there.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) February 16, 2014
Morgan absolutely bear-hugged by Kaminsky, who is furious after Wisconsin gets called for a foul.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 16, 2014
@stuartberlow pic.twitter.com/KZ0gqDmX7r— Griffin Hickman (@griffinhickman) February 16, 2014
Huge sequence there. Chance to cut it to six, Irvin's three hits back iron, then transition D breaks down and Wisconsin back up 11.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 16, 2014
Caris LeVert knows he's the only one who can make a shot so he's not hesitating to take them. Already with 21.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) February 16, 2014
Michigan has been ONE big shot away from really getting back in this game a few times. Hopefully that LeVert layup was it.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) February 16, 2014
Caris LeVert is having himself a day.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 16, 2014
Like I said, these games turn quickly. LeVert absolutely carrying Michigan. 18-point deficit down to 52-47 and the noise has arrived.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 16, 2014
Happy learned how to putt. Oh oh...— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) February 16, 2014
This game is a microcosm for the season as a whole. Sometimes, it looks bad, and when it's working, I can't really explain why.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) February 16, 2014
Wisconsin calls timeout as Glenn's jumper pulls Michigan within 5. Once down 18. Wolverines haven't led all game— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) February 16, 2014
Crisler Center on it's feet, Bacari Alexander on the court screaming with a timeout on the floor. Robinson III's jumper makes it 52-47 Wiscy— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) February 16, 2014
Just shows how good Michigan is that they're in this basketball game with Wisconsin after not showing up until halftime.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 16, 2014
Important to note that Stauskas was on the bench for much of Michigan's run. Yes, they can score when he's not involved.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 16, 2014
After scoring 0.679 points per possession in the first half, Michigan scoring 1.25 PPP in the second half.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 16, 2014
Wisconsin has given up on the offensive glass. After a shot, all 5 immediately getting back on D. Interesting adjustment.— Chris Gaerig (@cgaerig) February 16, 2014
Important to note: Michigan is already in the bonus. Wolverines also have four fouls to give before they put Wisconsin on the line.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 16, 2014
Michigan now out rebounding Wisconsin 30-29, both teams with five triples. The Badgers still unbelievably just have one turnover.— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) February 16, 2014
New career beat for Levert with 25— Matt Shepard (@ShepMatt) February 16, 2014
Robinson drew a charge, Beilein turned around with the double high-five for McGary.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 16, 2014
Terrible call ref!! That was a hook!!— Manny Harris (@313MannyHarris) February 16, 2014
Michigan can't go one on one in the post against Kaminsky. They just can't. No idea why they keep trying.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 16, 2014
This is where Michigan misses Mitch McGary.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) February 16, 2014
Wow, Kaminsky. Crazy triple at the shot clock horn, he's been huge all day. ... But I'm sure McGary would've blocked that shot, right?— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 16, 2014
Wolverines cut an 18-point deficit to 3, but never really cranked it up on defense. No answer for big Kaminsky, and Badgers clutch.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 16, 2014
Postgame:
Mannnn...— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 16, 2014
Week to prepare for Michigan State. No margin for error now. Need to complete the sweep next Sunday if you want a Big Ten title.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) February 16, 2014
Go Huskers, I guess. Sunday's game somehow just got even more important.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 16, 2014
Unless MSU loses to Nebraska at home or at Purdue (unlikely), Michigan will be 1.5 games behind MSU when they play in a week.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 16, 2014
Last time Michigan had back-to-back home losses was in Jan. 2011 (started 1-6 in Big Ten that year). U-M faces MSU at Crisler next Sunday.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) February 16, 2014
Michigan's 75-62 loss to Wisconsin is its worst home loss since the 75-61 loss to Purdue on Feb. 25, 2012.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) February 16, 2014
No one likes losing at home, but for Michigan -- this is why all that top notch road work was important. Softens this blow a bit.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 16, 2014
Wisconsin had 2 turnovers in 60 possessions today, the lowest turnover percentage (3.3%) in a D-I game this season.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 16, 2014
Michigan is 2-4 in games that started no later than 2:00pm ET. RT @UofMKirwin12: Something about those earlier in the afternoon games maybe?— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 16, 2014
Just looking over stats. Kaminsky only played 29 minutes. That's 25 points, 11 boards, 1 block, 1 steal in less than 3/4 of the game.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 16, 2014
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