Behind 12 points from Keaton Nankivil and 10 points from Ryan Evans, the White team leads, 41-30 at the half.
Rob Wilson had nine points to lead the Red team, with Jared Berggren adding seven.
The teams combined to shoot 9-for-19 (47 percent) from 3-point range in the opening half.
The second half has been shortened to 12 minutes.
An evenly-matched start to the scrimmage has opened up in favor of the White squad, which used a 10-2 run to open up a 23-13 lead over Red as we hit the first scheduled timeout of the first half at the 9:47 mark.
Ryan Evans had a 7-0 run of his own for White, draining a 3-pointer from the wing, grabbing a steal at midcourt on Red's ensuing trip and throwing down a dunk. He picked freshman Duje Dukan's pocket on Red's next possession, too, and dropped in a layup to open things up at 20-11.
Jon Leuer added a basket and Rob Wilson hit a free throw to take us to the break.
Evans and Keaton Nankivil each have nine points in the early going, with Nankivil hot from outside on a long jumper and a trey.
Here's the breakdown of how the team will be split up for today's Field House Madness scrimmage:
- Jordan Taylor, Rob Wilson, J.D. Wise, Duje Dukan, Mike Bruesewitz, Evan Anderson, Jared Berggren. Coaches: Gary Close, Michael Finley and John Erickson.
- Wquinton Smith, Josh Gasser, Brett Valentyn, Ryan Evans, Ben Brust, Jon Leuer, Keaton Nankivil. Coaches: Greg Gard and Lamont Paris.
We're about 5 minutes out from the start of Field House Madness, and it's a who's who of Wisconsin basketball history inside the UW Field House.
The current Badgers squad has been split in two, with associate head coach Greg Gard and former Badger Michael Finley coaching the White team and assistant coach Gary Close and former Badger head coach John Erickson handling the coaching duties for the Red team.
In addition to the dignitaries on the benches, the event has also brought out former players Joe Chrnelich, Dick Cable, Rick Olson, Tim Valentyn and Jason Bohannon. Then there's the ESPN tandem of Scott Van Pelt and Madison resident Andy North. The crew from ESPNU Road Trip is also in the house to grab some video.
The scrimmage will consist of two 20-minute halves with a running clock. There will be scheduled timeouts at the 10- and 5-minute marks of both halves to facilitate some of the many contests -- including a shooting contest with new assistant coach Lamont Paris -- and giveaways planned for the day.
We'll have updates as the scrimmage progresses.