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Michigan caps best story of Championship Week by winning Big Ten Tournament title over Wisconsin


during the Big Ten Basketball Tournament Championship game at Verizon Center on March 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Rob Carr

Michigan finished off the best story of Championship Week by winning the Big Ten Tournament title on Sunday with a 71-56 win over Wisconsin.

After getting in a scary plane crash shortly before take-off earlier this week, the Wolverines drove to the event and picked off Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota and Wisconsin in the last four days.

Beating three of the top four teams in the Big Ten is impressive and the committee is going to have an interesting decision when it comes to seeding Michigan because they are playing very well at the moment.

Senior Derrick Walton Jr. continues to have a tremendous stretch as he led the Wolverines with 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds while D.J. Wilson (17 points) and Zak Irvin (15 points) both finished in double-figures.

If Walton is playing like this then he has a ton of weapons around him and a lot of players who can stretch the floor at multiple positions. John Beilein teams can be tough to prepare for in the NCAA tournament and having to face this red-hot Michigan team is not going to be fun next week.

Wisconsin (25-9) had 15 points from Bronson Koenig while Nigel Hayes and Ethan Happ both had 14 points and 11 rebounds each.