The Michigan Wolverines had not beaten the Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center since 1999, a span of 11 games, but on Saturday night, that streak came to an end as Michigan knocked off No. 3 Wisconsin 77-70 as Bo Ryan lost to Michigan for the first time in his career at home.
The Wolverines improve to 5-0 in the Big Ten and 13-4 on the year while Wisconsin drops to 16-2 and 3-2 in conference.
Michigan had to sweat this one out after holding a double-digit lead late in the second half, but a 13-0 run put Wisconsin within reach of the comeback victory and keeping their spot inside the top three in the top 25 rankings.
Josh Gasser led Wisconsin with 16 points, but only three came in the second half as the Michigan defense made him invisible. Ben Brust and Frank Kaminsky each netted 14 and Sam Dekker added 10 points and led the team with nine rebounds.
However, all that was not enough as Stauskas scored the final 11 points for Michigan and made a significant push for him being considered the best player in the Big Ten conference as the 6-6 sophomore guard was sensational when it mattered most.
Michigan hosts the Iowa Hawkeyes on Jan. 22 as they look to remain undefeated in the Big Ten while Wisconsin travels to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Jan. 22.