MADISON, Wisconsin (Ticker) -- Clayton Hanson had the best scoring effort of his career to help 19th-ranked Wisconsin win its 23rd consecutive home game.
Hanson scored a career-high 17 points to lead the Badgers to a 74-63 Big Ten Conference victory over Michigan.
"You always look at the 'star' players or the highly recognized players and it's usually someone else who puts the dagger through your heart and he certainly came in and made some big baskets," Michigan coach Tommy Amaker said.
Hanson, a 6-5 reserve guard, entered the game averaging just 3.5 points, but scored 11 in the first half and finished with five 3-pointers. Mader scored just five points but played good interior defense.
"Well, you can look at the stat sheet and take a look at some things," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "They (Hanson and center Dave Mader) were ready and anytime you have people practicing every day and are part of a team, they never know when they are going to get called or how much they are going to get called."
Mike Wilkinson led Wisconsin (12-3, 3-1 Big Ten) with 18 points and 10 rebounds as it bounced back from its first Big Ten loss of the season, a 53-51 setback against Purdue a week ago. The Badgers also improved to 19-0 in Big Ten home games under Ryan.
"Obviously they are very efficient with their offensive production," Amaker said. "It hurts a little bit when their big guys can step out, make plays and be effective on the perimeter, we try to pressure them a little and then we try to back off and then they stepped into some shots."
Bernard Robinson Jr. scored 13 points for the Wolverines (10-5, 1-3) but it wasn't enough to prevent them from suffering their third straight loss, all against conference foes.
Badgers star guard Devin Harris finished with only five points on 1-of-6 shooting in 21 minutes. Wisconsin also played without a pair of injured starters in Freddie Owens and Alando Tucker.
Struggling point guard Daniel Horton was 3-of-11 for eight points. Horton is shooting only 35 percent from the floor this season.