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Bohannon's career night highlights 74-45 rout of Northwestern



January 7, 2009

MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin ran it's Kohl Center record vs. Northwestern to a perfect 10-0 with a 74-45 runaway win Wednesday night. Junior Jason Bohannon scored a career-high 20 points and the Badgers (12-3, 3-0) limited the Wildcats to just 31.4 percent shooting on the night.


Go Beyond the Box with notes and key moments from Wednesday night's victory.

"We did a great job moving the ball, looking up and down," Bohannon said after the game. "We had multiple guys that had multiple assists, and when you have that, you know you are playing good basketball. There were times tonight when we were getting six passes, clean and crisp, moving it around the perimeter and getting a lay-up. When you have that going on, you know you are going to play well that night."

Wisconsin used an early 9-0 run and held Northwestern to just two points over a 10-and-half-minute span to build a 21-11 lead midway through the first half. The Badgers exerted their will down low with Marcus Landry and Jon Leuer each scoring eight first-half points. UW's low-post advantage showed up in the rebounding category as well, owning a 21-11 halftime edge on the glass.

"We all rebounded our opponents and did well boxing out," Landry said. "You have to take advantage of smaller teams, and also, teams that play zone, because you do not have one single person that you have to box out. You can go get whoever is near you. One of the things we emphasized in practice this week is getting to the glass and getting some rebounds."

The second half was all Wisconsin. The Badgers went on runs of 9-2 and 14-3 on their way to opening a 57-33 lead. Wisconsin's defense never allowed Northwestern to climb back into the game allowing NU only 45 points, the lowest point total given up by UW this season, en route to the 74-45 victory.

Along with Bohannon's career high 20 points, he also posted a career high in assists finishing with five and tied a career high with six rebounds. Leuer also notched two career highs with eight boards and three blocks. Landry also finished with 12 points on the night.

Wisconsin returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 11 for a contest at Purdue. Tip-off at Mackey Arena is set for 12:30 p.m., and the matchup will be broadcast live on CBS with Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery on the call.

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