March 15, 2013
Final Stats |
#22 Wisconsin 68, #6 Michigan 58
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March 15, 2013
Wisconsin is 16-13 in the Big Ten Tournament all-time. The Badgers are 9-7 in their opening game of the tournament and will play in their eighth semifinal all-time.
The Badgers advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the second consecutive season.
Bo Ryan is now 12-9 in Big Ten tournament games. Ryan's 12 tournament wins rank fourth in conference history.
With this win over No. 6 Michigan, Wisconsin now owns three top-10 victories this season and six wins over teams in the AP Top 25. UW's six AP Top 25 wins is a school record.
All of Wisconsin's top-25 wins have come against teams in the top 15. Prior to this season, the school record for wins over top-15 teams in a season was 4 (1999-2000 & 2009-10).
Wisconsin has now won 22 games this season, equaling the ninth-highest single season total in team history. Bo Ryan-led teams have also accounted for each of the eight winningest seasons in school historyn.
After scoring a season-low 17 points and shooting a season-low 17.2 percent (5-of-29) from the field in the first half, Wisconsin scored a season-high 51 points in the second half on 60.7 percent shooting (17-of-28).
Wisconsin's 51 points in the second half, was its largest out-put in a half since scoring 58 points in the second half against Prairie View A&M on Nov. 14, 2010. UW's 51 points were also the Badgers' most against a Big Ten opponent since scoring 53 points in the second half of an 82-46 win over Purdue on Feb. 29, 2004.
UW shot 61.7 percent in the second half, its second-highest mark in a half this season. UW shot 66.7 percent in the second half of a 77-70 win over Arkansas (Nov. 24, 2012).
The Badgers also shot 66.7 percent (6-for-9) from 3-point range in the second half, the team's highest single-half mark of the season.
UW went 16-for-21 (76.2%) at the free throw line. The Badgers are now 8-1 when attempting at least 20 free throws this season.
Wisconsin finished with 9 turnovers, but only 3 in the second half.
Sophomore Traevon Jackson scored a career-high 16 points, including a 7-for-8 effort at the free throw line.
Junior Ben Brust finished with 14 points (4-for-7 from 3-point range), while grabbing 8 rebounds. Brust has scored in double figures in 10 of UW's last 11 games.
Senior Ryan Evans tallied 12 points, 6 rebounds and a career-high 6 assists.
Senior Mike Bruesewitz finished with 8 points (2-for-4 from 3-point range) and 8 rebounds. He has made at least two 3-pointers in 5 of his 11 career postseason games. UW has won all 5 of those games.
Senior Jared Berggren posted 8 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. Berggren now has 136 career blocks.
Sophomore Frank Kaminsky scored 8 points off the bench for Wisconsin, equaling his second-highest total during Big Ten play (scored 19 at Illinois on Feb. 3, 2013).