Gasser reacts to UW's first triple-double

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Sunday's, 78-46, win over Northwestern was a day of historical significance for Wisconsin men's basketball program. Not only did the Badgers equal their most-lopsided Big Ten road win in school history, but UW freshman Josh Gasser notched the first triple-double in program history. Gasser finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Gasser was excited and humbled after the game.



Other notes about Gasser's achievement:

•    Gasser's triple-double is the first in the Big Ten this season and just the 11th among NCAA Div. I players. Gasser is the only freshman in the nation to have posted a triple-double this season.

•    Gasser becomes the first Big Ten freshman to record an official triple-double. Earvin "Magic" Johnson had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists in a 103-74 win on Dec. 21, 1977 at Detroit, but the NCAA did not recognize assists as an official statistical category until 1983-84.

•    Gasser became the first Big Ten player to record a triple-double since Ohio State's Evan Turner had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in an 84-64 win over Lipscomb on Nov. 24, 2009.

•    Gasser is also the first Big Ten player to reach that feat in a Big Ten conference game since Illinois' Sergio McClain had 10 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists vs. Michigan on Jan. 13, 2001.

•    Gasser posted the Big Ten's first triple-double in a road game since Northwestern's Evan Eschmeyer had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 81-78 loss to Indiana on Jan. 13, 1999.

•    Josh Gasser became the first freshman from a major conference to record a triple-double since Arkansas' Courtney Fortson did it in a home win against N.C. Central on Dec. 10, 2008. Fortson had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the Razorbacks' 98-70 home win.

•    Josh Gasser became the second Division I player to record a triple-double in a true road game this season. He joined Florida State's Chris Singleton, who had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals in a 97-73 win on Nov. 14 at North Carolina Greensboro.

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Congrats Josh!

Couldn't happen to a nicer kid from a better family!

Port Washington WI is VERY proud of you!

Keep it up!

Mike Pierron
born in Port washington in 1963
Grafton High School grad of 1981!

and I still can't jump!

Great game to Josh and the team! My dad and I had fun watching you guys from the stands. Next game let's see if you can hit 13 three's as a team:) Keep it up guys!

ON WISCONSIN