Postgame Notes: Wisconsin 73, Cornell 40


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Nov. 18, 2012

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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. Cornell
Kohl Center -- Madison, Wis. -- Nov. 18, 2012

TEAM NOTES
•    Wisconsin improved to 2-1 with the 73-40 win.
•    The Badgers improved to 111-28 (.799) in non-conference games under Ryan, including an 84-6 (.933) mark at the Kohl Center.
•    After Cornell scored the game’s first basket, the Badgers held the Big Red scoreless over the next 7:28 while going on a 14-0 run. Cornell missed 10 consecutive shots during the Badgers’ surge.
•    The Badgers’ 54 rebounds were the most by a UW team in Bo Ryan’s 12 seasons as head coach. Wisconsin’s 54-31 (+23) edge in rebounding was the Badgers’ largest rebounding margin since out-rebounding Prairie View A&M by 35 boards (51-16) on Nov. 14, 2010 and ties as the fourth-largest rebounding advantage in the Ryan era. The performance marked the 16th time under Ryan that UW has pulled down at least 20 more rebounds than its opponent.
•    The Badgers’ 18 offensive rebounds were the most since finishing with 24 offensive board vs. Prairie View A&M on Nov. 14, 2010.
•    Wisconsin finished with nine blocks, the Badgers’ highest total since blocking nine shots vs. Penn State on Jan. 24, 2010.
•    Wisconsin finished with 16 turnovers, snapping a run of 69 consecutive games with 13 or fewer turnovers. It was UW’s most turnovers since committing 18 in an 88-84 overtime loss at Green Bay on Dec. 9, 2009.
•    The Badgers had 18 assists on their 27 made field goals, their highest assists total since posting 18 in a 77-31 win over UMKC on Nov. 20, 2011.
•    Wisconsin finished with 10 steals, its most since swiping 10 in a 66-43 win over Bradley on Nov. 25, 2011.
•    UW held Cornell to 26.2 percent shooting, the lowest shooting percentage by a Badgers opponent since Minnesota shot 23.9 percent in a 52-45 UW win on Feb. 28, 2012.
•    Cornell’s 13.3-percent shooting performance from 3-point range was the lowest by a Badgers opponent since Savannah State went 0-for-3 (.000) from 3-point range on Dec. 15, 2011.
•    The Big Red’s 16 points in the second half was the lowest total allowed by UW in a half since holding Nebraska to 14 points in the second half of a 64-40 win over the Huskers on Dec. 27, 2011.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
•    Junior guard Ben Brust finished with his second double-double in three games, tying for the game high with 18 points and pulling down a career-high 12 rebounds. Brust is averaging 8.3 rebounds per game this season.
•    Senior Jared Berggren scored a season-high 18 points to tie for the game high and added 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. The performance is Berggren’s fifth-consecutive double-digit scoring game, dating back to last season, and the 23rd of his career.
•    Senior Ryan Evans finished with the third double-double of his career, scoring 12 points, adding 10 rebounds and tying his career high with 3 blocks. Evans has scored in double-figures 33 times in his career.
•    Sophomore Traevon Jackson finished with a career-high 5 rebounds to go along with 6 points.
•    Freshman Sam Dekker scored 7 points and pulled down a career-high 6 rebounds.
•    Freshman George Marshall scored a career-high 8 points.

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