Tyler Wahl leads No. 13 Wisconsin in 61-59 win over rival Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Wahl had 16 points and hit two free throws with 5 seconds left to help No. 13 Wisconsin beat rival Minnesota 61-59 on Tuesday night.

A.J. Storr had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Big Ten-leading Badgers (15-4, 7-1), who beat the Gophers (12-7, 3-5) for the seventh straight time. Max Klesmit scored 11 points.

As Elijah Hawkins drove into the lane with the Gophers down by one, Wahl — the fifth-year native of Minnesota playing in his home state for the final time — fought for position with Dawson Garcia and drew the foul call on Garcia.

After Wahl swished both free throws, the Badgers fouled twice to get the Gophers in the bonus and to the line where they went a woeful 5 for 13. Mike Mitchell made the first one and missed the second try with 3 seconds left, hustling to the baseline to grab his own rebound and get a clean shot to tie it. But the ball banked off the glass and just missed.

Hawkins, who missed Minnesota’s last game with a sprained ankle, had 16 points, nine assists, five rebounds and two steals.


Wisconsin hosts Michigan State on Friday night.

Minnesota plays at Penn State on Saturday night.

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AP – 2024-01-24T02:09:35.140Z

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