Senior Nigel Hayes hit 3 of 7 shots and added six points. Melo Trimble led the team with a game-high 32 points on 12 of 17 shooting from the field with 4 triples and 4 rebounds in addition to 3 assists.
Wisconsin grabbed 18 offensive rebounds and Maryland was only able to secure five.
The previously stagnant Wisconsin offense finally found its stride, as the Badgers shot 51.5% in the second half en route to an eleven point win.
Maryland still could capture the regular season championship with a loss, but it would need to defeat Minnesota in the regular season finale and have the Buckeyes (23-5, 13-1) lose to Rutgers, which has just three conference wins.
Forward Ethan Happed led the team with 22 points while Kahlil Iverson added 10 off the bench. "There's so much basketball to be played between the two remaining games as well as the Big Ten tournament, where anything can happen with anyone".
Maryland did get off to a solid start in the first half.
Maryland (22-5, 10-4), ranked No. 24, suffered its third loss in the last five games. Trice hit 1 of 6 three-pointers and 2 of 15 shots overall as UW finished 3 of 16 from three-point range (18.8%) and 23 of 60 overall (38.3 percent). The latest word is that Koenig did practice later in the week and is listed as a game-time decision for today's meeting. Minnesota also plays the two MI schools and Wisconsin in its final three series of the regular season.
Wisconsin, which had won 17 of 19 against U-M entering the game, threatened to break the game open by starting the half on a 7-0 run. He scored two points, tying his season low. Senior point guard Bronson Koenig was active for the Badgers after missing the MI game on Thursday night, but D'Mitrik Trice got the start as Wisconsin looked to stay atop the Big Ten race. After trouncing Michigan State, and earning their first road win over IN, all the Wolverines had to look forward to was a meeting with a Wisconsin team who has owned them lately.
Freshman D'Mitrik Trice, starting in place of Koenig, had nine points, five rebounds and four assists (all in the first half) but had a bad night shooting. With just four games to go before the conference tournament, Wisconsin can lock down a double-bye with wins against the Buckeyes and Spartans.
Sustaining that fervor against a streaking Minnesota team, which has won four straight and ranks 15th nationally in KenPom's adjusted defensive efficiency, will be vital for MI in its quest for quality road wins.