Nov. 12, 2011
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Wisconsin 85, Kennesaw State 31
Kohl Center - Madison, Wis.
• No. 15 Wisconsin won its season opener for the 10th-consecutive season. Bo Ryan is now 10-1 in season lid-lifters.
• The Badgers won their 20th-straight game at the Kohl Center, which ranks as the fifth-longest home winning streak in school history.
• UW is now 153-11 (.933) at home under Bo Ryan, including a mark of 75-5 (.938) against non-conference opponents.
• Wisconsin enjoyed its 139th-consecutive sellout (17,230) Saturday. The Badgers have sold out every game at the Kohl Center since 2003.
• The Badgers connected on 15-of-25 (60.0 percent) 3-pointers. The 15 made 3-pointers ranks as the second-highest total in school history, equaling Alcorn State (12/29/92) and Missouri (3/19/94). The UW single-game record is 17 3-pointers against Coppin State on Dec. 23, 2010.
• Wisconsin allowed just 31 points, ranking as the school’s fourth-lowest point total allowed in the modern era (1946-present). It is the Badgers’ best defensive scoring performance since allowing 29 points to Loyola-Chicago on Nov. 14, 1998.
• UW dished out 23 assists on 30 field goals. The 23 assists are the team's most since recording 24 against Florida A&M on Nov. 16, 2007.
• Kennesaw State shot just 23.0 percent, that is the lowest FG percentage ever against a Bo Ryan-coached Badger team.
• Five Badgers scored in double figures for the first time since UW’s 78-46 win at Northwestern on Jan. 23, 2011.
• The Badgers gave up just 8 points in the first half, equaling the school’s modern-era record for fewest points allowed in a half. UW also allowed 8 points in the first half of a game against Pittsburgh on Dec. 12, 1947.
• Kennesaw State shot just 13.0 percent (3-for-23) in the first half, which ranks as the third-lowest single-half shooting percentage for a Badger opponent. It is the lowest percentage since Minnesota shot 12.5 percent from the field in the first half on Jan. 10, 2006.
• Sophomore Ben Brust scored a career-high 14 points, knocking down a career-best four 3-pointers. He added three rebounds, one assist and two steals.
• Junior Ryan Evans tallied a career-best 13 points and added six rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal.
• Junior Jared Berggren reached double figures for just the second time in his career, scoring 12 points. He also chipped in three rebounds, one assist and one block.
• Sophomore Josh Gasser scored 14 points to go along with four rebounds and 4 assists.
• Senior Jordan Taylor finished with 11 points, but also dished out a game-high seven assists with zero turnovers. He also grabbed four rebounds and had two steals in 28 minutes.
• Freshman Frank Kaminsky played in his first collegiate game, scoring five points with five rebounds and one block in 10 minutes.
• Freshman Traevon Jackson also appeared in his first collegiate game, finishing with three points and two rebounds in 13 minutes.
• Freshman Evan Anderson also saw his first-career action, playing four minutes and tallying one rebound and one assist.