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Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Minnesota


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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota
Kohl Center -- Madison, Wis. -- Jan. 26, 2013

TEAM NOTES
Bo Ryan improves to 137-56 (.710) in Big Ten play. That is the best winning percentage in conference history.

• Wisconsin is now 177-17 (.912) at home under Bo Ryan, including 87-10 (.897) in Big Ten play.

• UW is now 3-3 against teams ranked in the AP Top 25 (3-1 in Big Ten play), with all of those games coming against teams ranked among the top 15.

• The Badgers secured their fourth-straight win over Minnesota, dating back to Feb. 28, 2010. UW has won 17 of the last 21 games in the series between the teams.

• Wisconsin has won 15 of its last 16 home games against Minnesota.

• The Badgers have held each of their last 20 home opponents to 60 points or less. That is the longest streak in the country since 1996-97 (Northwestern had an 18-game streak from Nov. 24, 2001 to Dec. 18, 2002).

• UW is now 120-2 (.984) at home under Bo Ryan when holding its opponent under 60 points.

• Wisconsin entered Saturday leading the Big Ten and ranked 8th nationally in scoring defense and lowered its average points allowed to 54.8 per game.

• Minnesota entered Saturday’s game averaging 72.2 points per game in Big Ten play, ranking second in the league. UW held the Gophers to a season-low 44 points.

• Wisconsin has held consecutive opponents to season-low point totals after giving up just 49 points vs. Michigan State.

• UW held consecutive Big Ten opponents under 50 points for the first time since holding Indiana to 46 points on Feb. 28, 2010 and Iowa to 40 points on March 3, 2010, both UW wins.

• The Badgers held Minnesota without a field goal over the final 3:53 of the second half, allowing the Gophers just 4 points on their final 8 possessions over the last 6:00 of the game.

• Wisconsin held the Gophers, who lead the Big Ten in rebounding and rebounding margin, to a season-low 29 rebounds – 10 boards below their average of 39.2 in conference play.

• Entering Saturday, Minnesota was pulling in offensive rebounds on 48 percent of its missed field-goal attempts for the season. UW allowed the Gophers to rebound just 8 of their 30 missed shots on Saturday (26.7%) and gave up just 4 second-chance points.

• In holding Minnesota to 8 offensive rebounds, Wisconsin kept the Gophers well below their Big Ten-leading average of 15.2 offensive boards in conference games.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• Freshman Sam Dekker posted his 11th double-figure scoring game of the season by tying for the team high with 10 points.

• Senior Ryan Evans hit double-figure scoring for the 13th time this season and the 45th time in his career by matching the team high with 10 points.

• Freshman George Marshall went 2-for-4 from 3-point range to improve his 3-point percentage for the season to 43.8%, fourth-best among Big Ten players.

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