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Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Southeastern Louisana


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Nov. 11, 2012

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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. Southeastern Louisiana
Kohl Center -- Madison, Wis. -- Nov. 11, 2012

TEAM NOTES
•    Wisconsin improved to 1-0 on the season with an 87-47 win.
•    The Badgers have now won 11 consecutive season openers. Including Sunday afternoon, the average margin of victory in those 11 openers is 29.5 points.
•    Wisconsin won its home opener for the 15th-consecutive season, dating back to 1997.
•    The Badgers held Southeastern Louisiana to just 18 points in the first half. Last season, UW held eight opponents to 20 or fewer points in the first half. Southeastern Louisiana’s lowest-scoring first half last season was 22 points at Northwestern State on Jan. 28, 2012.
•    Wisconsin improved to 110-27 (.803) in non-conference games under Ryan, including an 83-6 (.933) mark at the Kohl Center.
•    After ranking first in the nation in scoring defense last season at 53.2 points allowed per game, the Badgers surrendered just 47 points in their season opener. UW held 14 opponents to 50 or fewer points last season.
•    Wisconsin’s 87 points marked the Badgers’ largest scoring output since an 87-48 win over NC State on Dec. 1, 2010.
•    The Badgers opened the game on a 19-0 run and held Southeastern Louisiana scoreless over the game’s first 7 minutes, 21 seconds. UW hit its largest lead of the game, 41 points, twice in the late stages of the second half.
•    Wisconsin owned a 19-6 edge in offensive rebounds, which led to a 24-6 advantage in second-chance points. On the other end, UW pulled down defensive rebounds on 30 of the Lions’ 35 missed field goals (85.7 percent).
•    A total of 14 players saw action for Wisconsin, with 11 scoring points and nine scoring 5-plus points. UW owned a 34-15 advantage in bench scoring.
•    Wisconsin shot 52.5 percent from the floor, the Badgers’ best shooting performance since hitting 56.8 percent of their shots in a 66-33 win over Savannah State on Dec. 15, 2011.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
•    Senior Jared Berggren scored a game-high 19 points and added 8 rebounds and 4 blocks in 24 minutes of action.
•    Junior Ben Brust made his first career start and recorded his first career double-double with 14 points (on 5-for-8 shooting) and a career-high 11 rebounds (previous career high was 6). He added 3 assists and 2 steals.
•    Senior Mike Bruesewitz, who suffered a severe leg laceration on Oct. 9, played 13 minutes and scored 10 points on 3-for-3 shooting from the floor and a 2-for-2 effort from 3-point range. Bruesewitz also had 3 rebounds.
•    Redshirt freshman George Marshall made his first career start and finished with 5 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 28 minutes. Marshall hit his first career shot attempt, a 3-pointer at the 19:47 mark of the first half.
•    Sophomore Frank Kaminsky made his first career start, scoring 6 points and pulling in 4 rebounds in a career-high 17 minutes of action.
•    Junior transfer Zach Bohannon saw his first career minutes at UW, scoring 5 points on 2-for-2 shooting and pulling down 5 rebounds.
•    Freshman Sam Dekker made his Badgers debut and scored 8 points to go along with 2 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 17 minutes. Dekker hit his first career shot attempt, draining a 3-pointer at the 12:49 mark of the first half.
•    Freshman Zak Showalter scored 5 points to go along with 3 rebounds and 2 assists in his UW debut.
•    Wisconsin freshman George Marshall started the Badgers’ opening win over Southeastern Louisiana, becoming the first UW freshman to start the season opener since Devin Harris in 2001. He is also one of just four freshmen to start a game under Bo Ryan, joining Harris, Alando Tucker and Josh Gasser.

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