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Postgame notes: Wisconsin vs. Michigan State



Feb. 6, 2011

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Team Notes
•    Sunday’s sellout crowd marked the 134th consecutive sellout at the Kohl Center.

•    Wisconsin is now 13-0 at the Kohl Center this season, winning by an average of 20.4 points.

•    Overall, the Badgers have won 16 consecutive home games and 34 of their last 35. The current win-streak is tied for ninth nationally and the second-longest active mark in the Big Ten.

•    At home vs. the Big Ten, Wisconsin is 75-6 (.926) under Ryan.

•    Wisconsin has beaten Michigan State eight consecutive times at the Kohl Center. Bo Ryan is now 13-6 in his career vs. the Spartans.

•    Wisconsin’s 26-point win was its largest over Michigan State since beating the Spartans by 25, 87-62, on Feb. 2, 1994. UW’s all-time largest margin over the Spartans is 27, set Feb. 29, 1972 (101-74).

•    Wisconsin’s 82 points were the most scored by UW since beating North Carolina State, 87-48, on Dec. 1.

•    Wisconsin outrebounded Michigan State, 24-18.

•    The Badgers entered the game leading the nation with just 7.8 turnovers per game. UW turned the ball over just eight times on Sunday, including just one in the first half.

•    Wisconsin set a Kohl Center record by making 25-of-26 free throws (96.2 percent), surpassing the mark of 94.4 percent set earlier this season against Minnesota. Ryan’s teams are now 82-10 all-time when shooting at least 25 free throws.

•    Wisconsin set a season-high for 3-point field goal percentage by converting on 64.7 percent (11-of-17) against Michigan State. The team’s previous best was 58.8 percent (10-of-17) vs. Green Bay on Dec. 13.

First Half Notes
•    Wisconsin’s 43 first-half points was the team’s second-highest output in Big Ten play. The Badgers scored 47 points in the first half at Northwestern (1/23/11).

•    Wisconsin shot 65.2% (15-23) in the first half, equaling as UW’s best first half of the season. The Badgers also shot 65.2% (15-23) in the first half against North Dakota (11/16/10).

•    UW had just one turnover in the first half.

Defensive Notes
•    The Badgers have held 14 of their 22 opponents under 60 points this season, improving Bo Ryan’s mark to 150-15 (.909) when that occurs.

Individual Notes
•    Jordan Taylor set a career high with 30 points, besting his old mark of 28 set against Indiana on Jan. 20. He becomes the first UW player to hit 30 since Jason Bohannon scored 30 against Indiana on Feb. 13, 2010.

•    Wisconsin had two players reach 20 points Sunday for the sixth time this season and the third time in Big Ten play. Taylor finished with 30 while Jon Leuer added 20.

•    Leuer finished with 20 points, the 10th time this season he’s gone for at least 20 and the 18th time in his career. He has reached double figures in 29 straight games and has scored at least 18 in the past six contests.

•    Keaton Nankivil went 3-of-3 on 3-pointers on Sunday. He is now 10-for-17 (.588) on 3s over his last four games.

•    Nankivil is shooting 52.2 percent from 3-point range on the season, and his career-mark of 43.4 percent on 3s ranks fourth all-time at Wisconsin.

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