With 6:34 to play in the game, Hardaway knocked down a jumper to give Michigan its largest lead of the game, 55-49, but Wisconsin then scored five straight points to cut the advantage to one. A basket by Burke with a minute on the clock put the Wolverines up 57-54 until the Badgers scored on an old fashioned three-point play to tie it up with 30 seconds left.
Out of a timeout, Burke handed the ball off to Hardaway, who converted from behind the arc as the shot clock expired to give U-M the 60-57 edge with 2.4 seconds on the game clock. Wisconsin made a Hail Mary from half-court as time ran out, however, and the game went to overtime.
Both teams exchanged baskets to start the extra period, but the Badgers hit a three-point field goal with 39 seconds on the clock to take a 65-62 lead. Michigan was unable to convert on the next possession and was forced to foul and send Wisconsin to the line for one-and-one with 13 seconds left. Wisconsin missed the front end, giving U-M one last chance to score, but Burke's three-point attempt from the top of the key went in-and-out.
After three Badger three-point field goals early in the first half, U-M trailed, 15-9, until Hardaway hit a triple, and freshman forward Mitch McGary (Chesteron, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) knocked down a jumper to bring U-M within one. Wisconsin responded, however, with an 8-0 run to give Michigan its largest deficit of the game, 23-14, at the 7:54 mark.
A basket by junior/sophomore forward Jon Horford (Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge) on the Wolverines' next possession started a 13-3 run. Hardaway and McGary followed Horford's lead with consecutive jumpers, before freshman guard Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) nailed a three pointer from the corner. Back-to-back baskets by Burke down the stretch put Michigan ahead, 29-28, at the half.
The Badgers scored the first five points out of the break to take a four-point lead, but freshman guard Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) scored back-to-back layups to tie the game at 37-all with 15:40 on the clock. Both teams exchanged baskets over the next seven and a half minutes, until Hardaway hit back-to-back jumpers to give U-M the 51-47 lead.
The Wolverines shot 28-of-71 (39 percent) from the floor in the game, but the Badgers made 25-of-57 (44 percent) from the field, including 10-of-24 (42 percent) from behind the arc. U-M forced Wisconsin into 14 turnovers, including grabbing eight steals, but was only able to convert eight points off them.
Michigan will continue its two-game road stand on Tuesday (Feb. 12) when it travels to play in-state rival Michigan State in East Lansing. Tipoff is slated for 9 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN.