I just want to go on record and say that I have a great feeling about the game with Wisconsin. In fact I’m calling the upset, Michigan will defeat the Badgers. Hope to be proved a prophet.
Improved Wolverines seek improved result against Wisconsin
Ann Arbor— When Michigan lost to Wisconsin, 66-50, in January, it was the start of a six-game skid for the Wolverines.
While Michigan has righted things, winning six of eight, it would love to snap a different kind of slide: A nine-game losing streak to Wisconsin that dates to Jan. 28, 2006.
“We hope as the year goes on, our team mentally improves and the game slows down for them that second time around,” coach John Beilein said. “I watched the Wisconsin game, and we’re certainly going to still make a lot of mistakes. It’s not a game of perfect.”
Beilein said he could see the stark contrast between the inexperience of Michigan freshmen Evan Smotrycz, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jon Horford and the craftiness of Wisconsin seniors Keaton Nankivil and Jon Leuer.
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