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Postgame Notes: Wisconsin 63, Penn State 60



March 10, 2013

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Post-game notes
Wisconsin 63, Penn State 60
Bryce Jordan Center – University Park, Pa.
March 10, 2013

•    Wisconsin finished in a tie for fourth-place in the Big Ten standings and earned a No. 4 seed at the 2013 Big Ten Tournament.
•    The Badgers have never finished lower than fourth in the Big Ten standings under Ryan, a streak of 12 consecutive seasons. That is the second-longest streak of top-four finishes in conference history, trailing only 13 straight by Purdue from 1920-32.
•    Wisconsin finished the regular season with a record of 12-6 in Big Ten play. The Badgers have reached 12 conference wins 10 times in school history, eight of which have come under Bo Ryan.
•    The Badgers reached 21 overall wins for the ninth time in the Bo Ryan era and the 11th time in school history.
•    Bo Ryan improved his Big Ten record to 144-60 (.706), passing Bud Foster (143 wins) for second on Wisconsin’s all-time conference wins list.
•    Wisconsin is now 10-2 in regular-season finales under Ryan, including a mark of 4-2 on the road.
•    UW has won 4 straight over Penn State and 17 of the last 19 match-ups. The Badgers have also won in 8 of their last 9 trips to Penn State.
•    Traveon Jackson’s 3-pointer as time expired marked the 19th buzzer-beating win (last second or as time ran out) in Wisconsin history, including two this season (also Ben Brust vs. Michigan on Feb. 9).
•    Nine of the Badgers’ 19 buzzer-beaters have come in the Ryan era.
•    The Badgers made 12-of-15 (80.0%) shots at the free throw line, the team’s best mark since hitting 84.6% (11-for-13) in a win over Milwaukee (Dec. 22, 2012).
•    UW improved to 19-2 on the season when scoring at least 60 points.

•    Sophomore Traevon Jackson recorded his second game-winning basket in the final moments this season with a 3-pointer as time expired. Jackson also made a jumper with 2.1 seconds left to beat Minnesota (Jan. 26, 2013).
•    Jackson also scored a career-high 15 points, while adding 5 rebounds and 4 assists with just 1 turnover. Jackson was a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range.
•    Freshman Sam Dekker played a career-high 34 minutes, finishing with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block. Dekker also posted career highs in both free throws and free throw attempts, going 7-for-8.
•    Dekker has scored in double figures in 7 of the last 8 games.
•    Senior Jared Berggren tallied the third double-double of his career with 12 points and 10 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks.
•    Junior Ben Brust recorded 13 points, finishing in double figures for the 9th time in the last 10 games. He also contributed 2 rebounds and 4 assists with 0 turnovers.

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