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Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Prairie View A&M

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Postgame Notes
#4 Wisconsin vs. Prairie View A&M
Dec. 28, 2013
Kohl Center – Madison, Wis.

•   With the win, Wisconsin is off to a 13-0 start, the team’s best start of the modern era (since 1946). The Badgers did post a pair of 15-0 seasons in 1911-12 and 1913-14.
•   The Badgers’ 13 straight wins is the team’s second-longest win streak in the modern era. The UW record is 17 consecutive wins in the 2006-07 season.
•   Wisconsin is just the sixth Big Ten team to start the season 13-0 since 2001-02.
•   Bo Ryan improved to 304-113 (.729) in 13 seasons at Wisconsin. Ryan is also now 687-216 (.761) during his 30 years of coaching in the college ranks.
•   UW is 130-30 (.813) in non-conference games under Ryan.
•   The Badgers improved to 189-18 (.913) at home under Bo Ryan, including a 98-7 (.933) record in non-conference home tilts.
•   Four UW players scored in double digits against the Panthers, marking the ninth time in 13 games Wisconsin has accomplished that feat. In addition, 11 of the 12 Badgers that saw playing time scored.
•   Wisconsin committed a season-low two turnovers. The last time UW tallied two turnovers was against Minnesota on Dec. 28, 2010.
•   Under Bo Ryan, Wisconsin is 98-19 (.837) when attempting 25+ free throws in a game, including 6-0 this season. The Badgers were 21-28 (.750) from the charity stripe today, while the Panthers were 3-4 (.750).
•   Wisconsin outscored Prairie View A&M 17-2 off turnovers, 19-4 on second-chance points and UW’s bench outscored PVAMU 29-9.
•   The Badgers out-rebounded the Panthers 42-25, and Wisconsin tallied a season-high 16 offensive boards.
•   The Badgers have scored 80+ points in five of their 13 games this year. UW only had five 80+ point games during the entire 2012-13 season.
•   UW committed a season-low eight fouls. The last time the Badgers committed eight fouls was against Michigan on Feb. 9, 2013.

Individual Notes

•   Sophomore Sam Dekker tallied his third double-double of the season, with a game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds. His five offensive boards tied a career high set against St. John’s on Nov. 11, 2013.

•   Senior Ben Brust scored 11 points, marking the 10th time this season he has scored double-digits in a game. With three three-pointers, Brust now has 176 career treys to move past Trevon Hughes for eighth on the career list.

•   After averaging 4.0 points per game during his first 11 games, freshman Nigel Hayes has averaged 13.5 points per game the past two contests. Hayes poured in 10 points, added four rebounds and recorded the game’s only three blocks.

•   During UW’s past two games, Hayes has been 19-of-26 (.731) from the free throw line, after shooting 10-of-21 (.476) during his first 11 contests.

•   Junior Frank Kaminsky finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. Kaminsky has scored double digits in 10 of the last 11 games.

•   Junior Josh Gasser scored six points, five rebounds, two assists and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe.

•   Junior Traevon Jackson had eight points and a team-high four assists.

•   Freshman Bronson Koenig recorded seven points. 

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