Postgame Notes: Wisconsin 62, UNLV 51




Dec. 10, 2011

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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. UNLV
Kohl Center -- Madison, Wis.

TEAM NOTES
•    No. 14 Wisconsin has won two in a row and improves to 8-2 on the season.
•    Bo Ryan earned his 250th win at Wisconsin, becoming just the 13th coach to reach 250 wins at the Big Ten school.
•    Ryan reached 250 wins in 343 games (250-93), making him the third-fastest coach in Big Ten history to reach that milestone – only Bob Knight (327) and Ward Lambert (331) did it faster.
•    Among Big Ten coaches with 250 wins, only Knight (.734) has a higher win percentage than Ryan (.729).

Big Ten Coaches with 250 wins
1.    Bob Knight (IND)    661    240    .734
2.    Gene Keady (PUR)    512    270    .655
3.    Lou Henson (ILL)    423    224    .654
4.    Tom Izzo (MSU)*    390    163    .705
5.    Ward Lambert (PUR)    371    152    .709
6.    Branch McCracken (IND)    364    174    .677
7.    Jud Heathcote (MSU)    340    220    .607
8.    Harry Combes (ILL)    316    150    .678
9.    Fred Taylor (OSU)    297    158    .653
10.  Tom Davis (IOWA)    269    140    .658
11.  Harold “Bud” Foster (WIS)    265    267    .498
12.  Harold Olsen (OSU)    255    192    .570
13.  Bo Ryan (WIS)*    250    93    .729

*active

•    The Badgers have now won 43 consecutive home games against unranked non-conference foes.
•    UW is 158-12 (.929) at home under Bo Ryan, including a mark of 80-6 (.930) against non-conference opponents.
•    The Badgers held UNLV to a season-low 51 points. Wisconsin has now held nine of its 10 opponents to their lowest scoring output of the season. UNLV came in averaging 83.0 points per game and their previous low was 66 vs. USC on Nov. 25.
•    Dating back to last season, UW has now held 14 consecutive foes to 65 or fewer points, the nation’s longest such active streak.
•    Wisconsin out-rebounded UNLV 34-32, including a 10-5 margin on the offensive glass.
•    Coming into the game UNLV had been held under 30 points in a half only twice on the season, but did not reach 30 in either half Saturday.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
•    For the second time in five games, sophomore Ben Brust tied a UW record with seven 3-pointers. His 7-for-7 performance from beyond the arc also tied a school single-game record for 3-point field goal percentage.
•    Brust finished with a career-high 25 points.
•    Junior Mike Bruesewitz hauled in a career-high 10 rebounds (4 offensive) to go with 6 points, 1 assist and 1 steal.
•    Junior Ryan Evans also reached a new career high for rebounds, pulling in 9 boards. He also tallied 7 points, 3 assists and 2 steals.
•    Senior Jordan Taylor dished out 6 assists Saturday giving him 374 for his career and moving him into third place on UW’s career assists ledger.

Wisconsin Career Assist Leaders
1.  Tracy Webster (1992-94)    501
2.  Mike Heineman (1984-87)    388
3.  Jordan Taylor (2009-present)    374
4.  Michael Finley (1992-95)    372

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