Dec. 31, 2011
Box Score |
Wisconsin vs. Iowa
Kohl Center -- Madison, Wis.
• No. 11 Wisconsin moved to 12-3 on the season and 1-1 in Big Ten play.
• UW suffered just its 13th home loss in 11 seasons under Bo Ryan and just its 7th conference defeat at the Kohl Center.
• Saturday marked the Badgers’ first home loss in Big Ten play since a 63-56 loss to Illinois on Feb. 9, 2010.
• Wisconsin had won 12 consecutive Big Ten home openers prior to Saturday.
• The Badgers and Hawkeyes are now deadlocked at 77-77 in the all-time series after Iowa won for the first time in Madison since Jan. 29, 2000.
• The Badgers are now 160-13 (.925) at home under Ryan, including a mark of 78-7 (.918) in the Big Ten. UW’s .925 home winning percentage since 2001 ranks fourth in the nation over that span.
• Wisconsin allowed a season-high 71 points and 49.2% field goal shooting to Iowa. That snaps a streak of 18 consecutive games in which the Badgers had held their opponent to 65 or fewer points, the longest in the NCAA. The last time UW allowed 65 or more points was a 93-65 loss at Ohio State on March 6, 2011.
• The Badgers shot just 3-for-28 from 3-point range (10.7%). That marks UW’s lowest 3-point percentage of the season and the lowest since connecting on 9.5% (2-for-21) from 3-point against Penn State in the 2011 Big Ten Tournament.
• Wisconsin connected on 82.4% at the free throw line, going 14-of-17. That’s UW’s highest FT percentage of the season (minimum 10 attempts).
• Senior Jordan Taylor finished with a team-high 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 40 minutes of action. Taylor now has 1,192 career points and moved into 20th place on Wisconsin’s all-time scoring list.
• Taylor also moved into second place on the Badgers’ assists ledger with 391 career dimes, passing Mike Heineman (388).
• Junior Jared Berggren scored 12 points, while grabbing 7 rebounds and blocking 2 shots. He has scored in double digits in 10 of 15 games this season.
• Sophomore Josh Gasser finished with 11 points and equaled his season-high with 8 rebounds. Gasser went 7-for-7 at the free throw line.
• Sophomore Ben Brust also reached double figures, scoring 11 points with 1 rebound and 2 steals.