Junior forward Mo Wagner scored 20 points for the Wolverines (20-7, 9-5 Big Ten), who jumped out to leads of 15-2 and 35-15 in the first half and had a 22-point cushion by the time UW was honoring its past at halftime.
It was the second consecutive putrid start at home for the Badgers (11-16, 4-10), who fell behind 18-1 in a 60-52 loss to Northwestern 10 days earlier.
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In a season that has become a cold slap in the face for one of the nation's most consistent men's basketball programs, the decline of UW's defense has been the No. 1 reason for its fall into the Big Ten Conference's second division.
Another inexplicably awful start by the Badgers paved the way for an 83-72 loss to No. 20 Michigan, a defeat that dropped UW to 0-7 vs. ranked opponents this season.
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