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No. 9 Badgers fall short in home stunner



Dec. 3, 2011

16 Marquette 61, 9 Wisconsin 54
Kohl Center • Madison, Wis.
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 • Jordan Taylor: 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast
 • Ben Brust: 9 Pts, 2 Reb,1 Ast
 • Ryan Evans: 8 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast
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 FG Percentage .383 .320
 3-Point FG Percentage .182 .263
 FT Percentage .684 .810
 Offensive Rebounds 17 9
 Defensive Rebounds 27 23
 Total Rebounds 44 32
 Turnovers 13 12
 Points off Turnovers 16 14
 Bench Points 32 11
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Home losses have become so rare under Bo Ryan, that if it happens, it's an astonishing surprise. Even when that loss comes against a top-25 opponent like it did Saturday, when No. 16 Marquette knocked off No. 9 Wisconsin, 61-54, at the Kohl Center.

Wisconsin (6-2) -- who had won 23-consecutive home games, and 10-straight against ranked foes -- was held to just 32.0 percent shooting and had only one player reach double figures.

Jordan Taylor led the Badgers with 13 points, but the senior guard sat for a long stretch of the second half after picking up his fourth foul of the game with 13:29 remaining.

 Fast Facts
• Taylor leads Badgers with 13 points
• Held Marquette to season-low 61 points
• Badgers make and shoot season-high FTs (17-21)

Wisconsin would trail by as many as 13 in the second half before a Josh Gasser's 3-pointer capped an 11-0 run to pull the Badgers within one at 41-40 with 10:45 left.

However, the Badgers would get no closer as Darius Johnson-Odom (17 points) and Marquette (7-0) weathered the storm and capitalized on second-chance opportunities to escape with the win.

With Marquette leading 51-42, Taylor -- who appeared to hurt his right ankle on the previous possession -- hit a jumper with just over four minutes left, then cut the deficit to five with a pair of free throws.

Taylor then hit a driving layup to get the Badgers within three.

But Mayo scored on a high-arching layup, and Davante Gardner scored inside to give the Golden Eagles a 55-48 lead.

Ben Brust hit a 3-pointer for Wisconsin with a minute left, cutting the lead to four, but the Golden Eagles hit their free throws down the stretch and Mayo added the dunk for a big finish.

The Golden Eagles used a 17 to 5 scoring advantage in the paint and held UW to a season-low five 3-pointers (5-of-19).

In 11 seasons under Bo Ryan, Wisconsin is now 156-12 (.929) at the Kohl Center, owning the fourth-highest home winning percentage in the nation over that span.

UW will return to action on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip-off against Green Bay at the Kohl Center.

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