Postgame Notes: Wisconsin at Northwestern


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Postgame Notes
#4 Wisconsin at Northwestern
Jan. 2, 2013
Kohl Center – Madison, Wis.

Team Notes
•    With the win, Wisconsin is off to a 14-0 start, the team’s best start of the modern era (since 1946). The Badgers did post a pair of 15-0 seasons in 1911-12 and 1913-14.
•    The Badgers’ 14 straight wins is the team’s second-longest win streak in the modern era. The UW record is 17 consecutive wins in the 2006-07 season.
•    Wisconsin is just the sixth Big Ten team to start the season 14-0 since 2001-02.
•    The Badgers won their Big Ten opener for the 11th-consecutive season. Kansas and Gonzaga are the only other two teams in the nation with an 11-game win streak or longer in conference openers.
•    UW has now won 9 of 13 road Big Ten openers under Ryan, including 9 of their last 10.
•    Wisconsin’s 27-point win marks its largest margin of victory in a Big Ten road opener in school history.
•    Bo Ryan improved to 305-113 (.730) in 13 seasons at Wisconsin. Ryan is also now 688-216 (.761) during his 30 years of coaching in the college ranks.
•    UW is 145-60 (.707) in Big Ten games under Ryan, the second-best all-time winning percentage among Big Ten coaches.
•    The Badgers improved to 70-66 (.515) on the road under Bo Ryan, owning the most true road wins and the best winning percentage among Big Ten teams over that span (since 2001-02).
•    After turning the ball over a season-low 2 times vs. Prairie View A&M on Dec. 28, the Badgers had just 4 turnovers Thursday at Northwestern. UW leads the nation averaging just 8.2 turnovers per game.
•    UW’s bench out-scored the Northwestern bench 30-4.
•    Four UW players scored in double digits against the Panthers, marking the 10th time in 14 games Wisconsin has accomplished that feat.
•    The Badgers shot 55.2% from the field, their 5th game shooting 50% or better this season.
•    UW’s 55.2% shooting was also its best mark in a Big Ten game since connecting on 57.4% from the field at Northwestern on Feb. 27, 2011.

Individual Notes
•    Sophomore Sam Dekker scored in double figures for the 12th time this season, finishing with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
•    Freshman Nigel Hayes scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed a career-high 6 rebounds. After averaging just 4.0 points over UW’s first 11 games, he has averaged 15.3 points per game over the last three.
•    Junior Traevon Jackson had 10 points, his 9th game scoring in double-digits this season.
•    Senior Ben Brust scored 10 points, knocking down a pair of 3-pointers. He has hit multiple 3-pointers in 13 of 14 games this season and leads the Big Ten averaging 2.8 per game.
•    Junior Frank Kaminsky finished with 9 points and 8 rebounds.

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