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Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Milwaukee


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Postgame Notes
#4 Wisconsin vs. Milwaukee
Dec. 11, 2013
Kohl Center - Madison, Wis.

TEAM NOTES
• With the win, Wisconsin is off to an 11-0 start, equaling the team's best start of the modern era (since 1943). The 1993-94 team also opened the season 11-0 under head coach Stu Jackson.

• The Badgers' 11-game win streak is also tied as the school's third-longest in the modern era.

• Bo Ryan improved to 302-113 (.728) in 13 seasons at Wisconsin. Ryan is also now 685-216 (.760) during his 30 years of coaching in the college ranks.

• UW is 128-30 (.810) in non-conference games under Ryan.

• The Badgers improved to 187-18 (.912) at home under Bo Ryan, including a 96-7 (.932) record in non-conference home tilts.

• The Badgers swept the in-state series for the first time since 2010, winning at Green Bay, 69-66, while beating Marquette, 70-64, and Milwaukee, 78-52, at home.

• Bo Ryan's teams are now 32-7 (.821) against in-state foes, improving to 13-0 against Milwaukee.

• Wisconsin shot 9-for-13 (.692) from 3-point range in the first half, the highest first-half percentage in the Big Ten this season. UW's 9 triples in the half also equaled the fifth-highest single-half mark in school annals (UW record is 11 in a half).

• The Badgers finished 10-for-26 from outside the arc, their fifth game with at least 10 triples this season.

• UW shot 50.8 percent from the field, the third time the Badgers have shot better than 50 percent this season.

• The Badgers forced Milwaukee into 19 turnovers, the most for a UW opponent on the year, while coughing it up just 8 times themselves. Wisconsin is averaging a mere 8.9 turnovers per game, tied for best in the nation.

• UW tallied 12 steals, its most since posting 16 vs. California on Dec. 2, 2012.

• Wisconsin had four players score in double figures for the seventh time in 11 games. 

Individual Notes
• Senior Ben Brust led Wisconsin with 18 points, going 4-for-8 from 3-point range. Dating back to last season, Brust has hit multiple 3-pointers in 38 games, second-most in the nation (Marshall Henderson of Ole Miss has 42).

• Junior Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points, pulled in 4 rebounds, adding 2 blocks and 2 steals

• Sophomore Sam Dekker finished with 12 points, 8 rebounds and career-high 6 assists. He has scored in double digits in 9 of 11 games.

• Sophomore Traevon Jackson finished 12 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. He has scored in double digits 8 times in 11 games.

• Senior Zach Bohannon scored 5 points off the bench, equaling his Badgers career-high.

• Sophomore Bronson Koenig set career highs with 4 rebounds and 2 steals, while adding 6 points and 1 rebound.

• Freshman Jordan Hill scored his first career points on a pair of free throws.

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