Micah Potter records strong double-double as Wisconsin holds on for road win vs Maryland
Wisconsin bounced back from the loss to Ohio State, but Maryland did not go easily into the night.
On Wednesday, the Badgers started off hot against the Terrapins, building an 18-point halftime lead. After the first 20 minutes, it appeared Wisconsin was going to roll to a revenge win after losing to Maryland in the first matchup this season.
However, the Terrapins had entirely different plans. Maryland flipped the script in the second half, erasing that deficit all the way down to a three-point game in the second half. Aaron Wiggins was the big leader for Maryland, putting up a team-high 18 points on 6-for-14 shooting and 4-for-8 shooting from three-point range.
For the junior guard, it was his third-highest scoring output of the season. Unfortunately, the Terrapins as a team shot just 35.8% from the floor and never had an answer for Wisconsin forward Micah Potter.
Potter was the big star of Wednesday’s win, finishing his double-double with a game-high 23 points and 12 rebounds to go with two assists. He was incredibly efficient all night long while shooting 8-for-12 from the floor and 4-for-6 from three-point range. Potter was able to carry the Badgers as D’Mitrik Trice and Brad Davison combined to shoot 6-for-22 from the floor.
For Potter, it was a new season-high in points and just his second game scoring 20+.
The win moves Wisconsin to 7-3 in the conference and keeps the Badgers squarely in third place in the B1G behind Michigan and Iowa. Wisconsin still has a game against Michigan and two games against Iowa left on the schedule, along with two games against Illinois who is currently 6-3 in the conference.
For Maryland, they drop to 3-7 in B1G play and are squarely out of the hunt for the conference title as things currently stand.