Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Purdue


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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin at Purdue
Jan. 25, 2014

TEAM NOTES
•    The Badgers improved to 17-3 on the season and 4-3 in the Big Ten with a 72-58 win over Purdue.
•    Wisconsin has now posted back-to-back wins at Purdue for the first time since winning five straight in West Lafayette, Ind. from 1914-1918.
•    The win also marked just the third victory for UW at Purdue since 1972. All three wins have come under Bo Ryan (2005, 2012 and 2014).
•    Bo Ryan improved to 308-116 (.726) in 13 seasons at Wisconsin. Ryan is also now 691-219 (.759) during his 30 years of coaching in the college ranks.
•    UW is 148-63 (.701) in Big Ten games under Ryan, the best all-time winning percentage among Big Ten coaches.
•    The Badgers improved to 71-68 (.511) 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).
•    Wisconsin scored at least 70 points for the 10th time in the last 11 games and the 15th time overall. The Badgers reached 70 points a total of 14 times last season.
•    The Badgers limited Purdue to 58 points, UW’s best defensive scoring effort since holding Northwestern to 49 points in the Big Ten opener on Jan. 2.
•    Purdue shot just 35.4 percent from the floor, marking the 4th time in 7 Big Ten games that UW has held its opponent below 40 percent shooting.
•    UW turned the ball over just 9 times, the team’s fifth straight game with 10 or fewer. UW leads the nation averaging just 8.3 turnovers per game.
•    Five UW players scored in double digits, marking the 14th time Wisconsin has had 4 or more players in double figures this season and the seventh time UW has had five or more in double figures.
•    Wisconsin went 27-for-33 (.818) from the free throw line, attempting at least 25 free throws for the ninth time this season.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
•    Junior Frank Kaminsky led all scorers with 16 points, going 7-for-8 at the free throw line. He also tallied 6 rebounds and 3 blocks.
•    Sophomore Sam Dekker scored 15 points (8-for-11 at the free throw line) with 7 rebounds and 2 assists. He has scored in double figures in 5 straight games and 17 times on the year.
•    Junior Traevon Jackson finished with 15 points, including 12 in the second half. He went 6-for-8 at the charity stripe while adding 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
•    Senior Ben Brust chipped in 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.
•    Junior Josh Gasser scored 10 points (4-for-4 on free throws), adding 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.
•    Junior Evan Anderson played 7 minutes off the UW bench, his most-ever minutes played in a Big Ten contest.

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