Wisconsin vs. Wofford post-game notes


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No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Wofford
NCAA Tournament - First Round
March 19, 2010 - Jacksonville, Fla.
Postgame Notes

Wisconsin
* With the victory, head coach Bo Ryan earned his 600th coaching victory. He becomes the 56th coach to reach that milestone and just the 9th active coach with 600 wins (Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun, Bob Huggins, Gary Williams, Tom Penders, Homer Drew, Roy Williams). Of that group, only Roy Williams owns a better win percentage, .798, than Ryan, .765.

* Trevon Hughes and Jon Leuer combined for 39 points on 14-of-29 shooting and 10-of-11 from the free-throw line. The rest of the team scored only 14 points on 6-of-25 shooting and were only 2-for-8 from the charity stripe.

* The Badgers avoid suffering back-to-back losses for the first time this season. They remain the lone Big Ten school not to have lost consecutive games this season. They improve to 8-0 following losses.

* The Badgers committed four turnovers…This was the third straight game and ninth time overall in which they turned it over five times or fewer.

*The Badgers improve to 17-1 when holding their opponent to less than 45 percent shooting. Wofford shot 41.7 percent (20-of-48). They also improve to 13-0 when holding their opponent to less than 50 points.

* Since losing to Georgia State in the First Round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin has won eight of its last nine First-Round games. The Badgers’ lone loss in the span came in 2006, a 94-75 loss to Arizona.

Wofford Notes
* The 19 first-half points ranked as the second-lowest 20-minute output of the season for the Terriers. On Jan. 21, The Citadel held Wofford to 17 first-half points and led 26-17.

* After a 1-for-4 first half, Jamar Diggs made his first five shots of the second half. He finished 6-of-12 from the floor and led the team with 13 points.

* With six points, Junior Salters pushed his career total to 1,196, moving into the top 25 in school history. Today alone, he passed Bob Waldrop (1,192 pts from 1958-63), Sidney Thomas (1,193 pts from 1991-94) and Howard Thompson (1,195 pts from 2002-06).

* Noah Dahlman, the 2010 Southern Conference Player of the Year, shot 3-for-6 today finishing with 10 points. He entered play ranked 11th in the nation in field-goal percentage at 58.0.  He shot at least 50 percent in 28 of 35 games this season.

* The Terriers made only one 3-point field goal, in nine tries, tying a season low (March 6 vs UNC Greensboro, 1-of-12).

* Three of the Terriers nine losses this season came at the hand of the Big Ten. Illinois (78-64 on Nov. 24) and Michigan State (72-60 on Dec. 4) also topped the Terriers.

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