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Badgers battle Warhawks to 64-47 exhibition win


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November 11, 2008

MADISON, Wis. The Wisconsin mens basketball team closed the exhibition portion of its season with a 64-47 win against UW-Whitewater. Joe Krabbenhoft paved the way for the Badgers with 12 points and six rebounds. Whitewater's Myles McKay led all scorers with 16 points and six boards in 34 minutes of action.
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Brian Mason caught up with Keaton Nankivil and discussed the Badgers' inside dominance.

Patrick Herb went "Beyond The Box" with notes from the game.

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Krabbenhoft started the first half off strong, sinking two 3-pointers within the first five minutes and giving the Badgers a six-point lead early in the half. UW's biggest lead of the half came 10 minutes in when Keaton Nankivil sunk both of his free throws making the score 18-11 and increasing the Badgers' lead to seven. Just minutes later, Whitewater's All-American Matt Goodwin drained a 3-pointer cutting Wisconsin's lead to only two with seven minutes left before intermission. With just over a minute left in the half, the Warhawks were within one point of the Badgers. Wisconsin's Jason Bohannon made his last free throw with just one second left, giving UW at 28-25 lead going into the break.

UW-Whitewater battled hard with Wisconsin in the second half, remaining within seven points of the Badgers for the first 14 minutes of the second half. Freshman Jordan Taylor ran the point position when Trevon Hughes picked up his fourth personal foul with 11:41 to play in the second half. Taylor had three early turnovers, but responded with three assists on his last three decisions. With a little over nine minutes left in the game, Wisconsin had only a two-point lead, 44-42, but took control of the game with a 9-0 run holding the Warhawks scoreless for just over five minutes. From there, Wisconsin cruised to a 64-47 win.

The game marked the first meeting between the Badgers and the Warhawks. With the win, Wisconsin improves to 48-4 all-time in exhibition matches and has won 33 straight.

Taylor went 2-for-3 from the paint adding four points and three boards in 21 minutes of action. Fellow freshman Rob Wilson added three points in his seven minutes of play. Landry tallied 10 points, nine boards and went 3-of-6 from the field and 4-for-6 from the free throw line in 27 minutes. Jason Bohannon added 10 points and five boards.

Whitewater also had three players scoring in double digits. McKay, Goodwin and Kori Vernon each added 16, 10 and 12 points, respectively.

Wisconsin out-shot UW-Whitewater in the second half shooting 38.2 percent while the Warhawks shot only 16.7 percent. UW also had 17 bench points, while UW-Whitewater had just five. The Badgers hit the boards hard in the second half, grabbing 14 offensive rebounds en route to the exhibition win.

Wisconsin's regular season schedule begins Sunday at the Kohl Center with a 3 p.m. tip-off against Long Beach State. The Big Ten Network will be televising the game.

Comprehensive post-game coverage:

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