Feb. 21, 2013
Final Stats |
No. 19 Wisconsin 69, Northwestern 41
Feb. 20, 2013
• Wisconsin improved to 19-8 on the season and 10-4 in Big Ten play. The Badgers have now posted double-digit conference wins in 11 of the last 12 seasons.
• With the win, the Badgers clinched a winning record in Big Ten play for the 13th consecutive season. Among the 6 major conferences, only Kansas (23 seasons) has a longer active streak of finishing above .500 in league play.
• Bo Ryan has now coached in 200 Big Ten games, owning a record of 142-58 (.710) and the best winning percentage in conference history.
• The Badgers improved to 4-5 in true road games this season, including a mark of 4-3 in conference play. UW is now 10-6 over the last two years in Big Ten road games, equaling Michigan State for the top mark in the conference.
• Wisconsin won its sixth straight against Northwestern and has now won 11 of the last 12 meetings with the Wildcats.
• The Badgers held Northwestern to 41 points, equaling the lowest total for a UW Big Ten opponent this season (Nebraska also scored 41 against Wisconsin on Jan. 6).
• UW has now kept nine teams below 50 points this season and is 81-3 (.964) under Bo Ryan when holding teams to fewer than 50 points.
• UW tallied 47 rebounds, its second-highest total of the Big Ten season, trailing only 49 boards the Badgers grabbed against Iowa (2/6/13).
• Wisconsin had 15 offensive rebounds, marking the eighth time UW had 15 or more offensive boards in a game this season.
• The Badgers posted 16 assists for the second-straight game, their most during Big Ten play. UW also recorded its best assist-to-turnover ratio (16-8) since having 10 assists and four turnovers in the Big Ten opener vs. Penn State (1/3/13).
• UW shot 18-for-26 at the free throw line. The Badgers are 92-11 under Bo Ryan when attempting at least 25 free throws, including 6-0 this season.
• Wisconsin owned a 28-6 advantage on points in the paint and a 16-2 edge on second-chance points.
• Wisconsin held Northwestern to just 12 first-half points, the lowest first-half total for a UW opponent this season, surpassing the previous low of 13 by Omaha (12/4/12).
• The Badgers ended the first half on an 11-1 scoring run over final 5:33.
• Junior Ben Brust led UW with 12 points and eight rebounds, scoring in double figures for the sixth straight game.
• Senior Jared Berggren also finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals. This is the 10th time Berggren has had at least 10 points and eight rebounds this season.
• Freshman Sam Dekker scored in double figures for the fourth-consecutive game, finishing with 10 points.
• Sophomore Traevon Jackson posted a career-high seven rebounds and tied a personal-high with five assists.