Postgame Notes: Wisconsin at Iowa


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Post-Game Notes
Wisconsin at Iowa
Feb. 22, 2014

TEAM NOTES
•    Wisconsin has now won five straight games, improving to 22-5 on the season and 9-5 in the Big Ten.
•    The Badgers’ 22 wins is tied for the 10-highest single-season win total in school history. Bo Ryan-led teams own each of the 9 winningest seasons.
•    With 9 conference wins, Wisconsin clinched a .500 or better record in Big Ten play for the 16th-consecutive season.
•    With wins at No. 15 Michigan and at No. 15 Iowa in its last two games, Wisconsin has now posted road wins over ranked Big Ten teams in back-to-back games for the first time in school history.
•    UW improved to 153-65 (.702) in Big Ten play under Bo Ryan and 313-118 (.726) overall.
•    The Badgers are 7-2 against teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25, the most such wins by any team in the nation. In fact, no other team has more than 4 wins against the Top 25.
•    Wisconsin is 6-1 against teams that were ranked in the AP poll at the time of playing them.
•    UW is now 10-2 away from home this season, going 7-2 in true road games and 3-0 in neutral venues.
•    Among Big Ten teams, only Michigan State (11) has more wins away from home than UW.
•    The Badgers are 74-68 (.521) in true road games in 13 seasons under Bo Ryan, owning the most road wins and the highest winning percentage among all Big Ten teams in that span.
•    Wisconsin now leads the all-time series with Iowa 80-79. The Badgers have won 16 of the last 21 meetings overall.
•    The Badgers improved to 14-0 on the season with scoring at least 75 points.
•    Wisconsin committed just 13 total fouls and held Iowa to a season-low 8-for-9 at the free throw line. The Hawkeyes’ previous season lows for free throws was a 12-for-19 performance against Ohio State.
•    UW turned the ball over 6 times in the first half, but finished with 9 total. The Badgers lead the NCAA averaging just 8.3 turnovers per game.
•    Wisconsin had four players score in double figures for the 18th time this season.
•    After Iowa grabbed a 72-71 lead, Wisconsin held the Hawkeyes to 2 points on their final 4 possessions, out-scoring them 8-2 to close the game.
•    The Badgers went 11-for-13 (.846) from the free throw line, making their final 7 attempts, including a 6-for-6 effort in the final 30 seconds.
•    After being out-scored 36-12 in the paint in the season’s first meeting, Wisconsin equaled Iowa, 32-32, on points in the paint Saturday.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
•    Junior Frank Kaminsky scored a team-high 21 points to go along with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, one blocks and one steal. Over the last three games, Kaminsky is averaging 21.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.
•    Sophomore Sam Dekker tallied his fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds. He also added 2 assists and a steal. Dekker has scored in double figures in 23 games this season.
•    Junior Josh Gasser finished with 12 points on 4-for-5 3-point shooting. Gasser now leads the Big Ten shooting 46.3 percent from long range this season.
•    Freshman Bronson Koenig finished with a career-high 12 points with 2 assists and zero turnovers. Koenig equaled his previous career high in the first half alone with 10 points.
•    With a step-back jumper in the second half, senior Ben Brust scored his 1,000th point, becoming the 38th UW played to reach that milestone and the 12th player in the Bo Ryan era.
•    Freshman Nigel Hayes equaled a career high with 6 rebounds. He also chipped in 7 points, going 3-for-3 from the free throw line with a career-high 3 assists.

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