Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Nebraska


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Feb. 26, 2013

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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska
Kohl Center -- Madison, Wis. -- Feb. 26, 2013

TEAM NOTES
• The Badgers secured their seventh-consecutive 20-win season and their 10th in 12 years under Bo Ryan. Wisconsin had a total of four 20-win seasons in the 103 years prior to Ryan’s arrival. Among Big Ten teams, UW is tied with Illinois for the most 20-win seasons since 2001-02 (10).

• Wisconsin has won three consecutive Big Ten games by at least 20 points for the first time since 1911-12, when the Badgers beat Iowa (30-5), Indiana (51-10) and Northwestern (46-11). UW went 15-0 that season (12-0 Big Ten) and was named Helms Foundation national champion.

• The Badgers are now 181-17 (.914) at the Kohl Center during head coach Bo Ryan’s 12 seasons.

• Wisconsin also improved to 68-2 (.971) against unranked Big Ten teams in the Ryan era.

Bo Ryan improved his winning percentage in conference games to .711 (143-58), the best mark by any coach in Big Ten history.

• By winning his 143rd Big Ten game, Bo Ryan tied Harold “Bud” Foster for second on UW’s all-time conference wins list. Walter “Doc” Meanwell holds UW’s school record with 158 Big Ten wins.

• The Badgers are 6-1 in the month of February this season and improved to 79-26 (.752) in regular-season games played Feb. 1 or later under Bo Ryan.

• UW has won its last three Big Ten games by an average of 27.0 points.

• Wisconsin’s 44 points in the first half points marked its highest-scoring first half in Big Ten play and the second-highest scoring first half of the season, trailing only the 47 points scored against Samford (Dec. 29, 2012).

• The Badgers shot 59.3 percent (16-27) from the field in the first half and 61.3 percent (8-13) from 3-point range. The 61.3 percent from deep was the team’s highest first-half mark of the season.

• Wisconsin’s bench outscored Nebraska’s reserves 36-5, UW’s highest bench points total in Big Ten play this season.

• The Badgers shot 48.0 percent from 3-point range, their third-best effort of the season and highest percentage since shooting 50.0 and 54.5 percent, respectively, in back-to-back games against Milwaukee (Dec. 22) and Samford (Dec. 29).

• UW finished with 19 assists on its 27 field goals, its highest assist total in Big Ten play this season and most since dishing out 21 vs. Samford on Dec. 29.

• Wisconsin matched its Big Ten season high with 8 blocks.

• Allowing just 46 points, the Badgers improved on their Big Ten-leading scoring defense and are giving up an average of 55.3 points per game. UW also leads the league in scoring defense in conference play at 54.5 points per game.

• The Badgers have allowed an average of just 43.0 points in their four meetings with Nebraska since the Huskers joined the Big Ten.

• Giving up just 8 turnovers, the Badgers lowered their NCAA-leading average to 9.39 turnovers per game.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• With 4 blocks vs. Nebraska, senior Jared Berggren became UW’s all-time leader in blocked shots, passing Rashard Griffith (124). Berggren now has 126 career swats.

• Junior Ben Brust posted 13 points for his 7th-consecutive double-digit scoring effort, going 3-for-5 from 3-point range. During his 7-game stretch in double-figures, Brust is averaging 14.7 points and 3.0 3-pointers per game.

• Freshman Sam Dekker scored in double-figures for the 5th-straight game, scoring a team-high 19 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field (4-of-5 from 3-point range). Dekker added 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal. Dekker ranks 4th in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting at 44.8 percent on the season.

• Senior Mike Bruesewitz grabbed a game-high 9 rebounds to go with 3 assists.

• Sophomore Traevon Jackson finished 7 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds.

• Senior Ryan Evans scored 14 points to go along with 7 rebounds.

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