Nov. 14, 2010
Star of the Game
Freshman Josh Gasser was UW’s second leading scorer (21 points) and top rebounder (9 rebounds) in the team’s dominating 99-55 victory over Prairie View A&M. He did all that coming off the bench. The Port Washington, Wis., native was 5-for-8 from the field and was a near perfect 9-of-10 from the charity stripe. His 21-point effort is the second-highest point total in a freshman’s debut in Wisconsin history.
Play of the Game
The biggest play of the game was a complete basketball play. Redshirt sophomore Jared Berggren stole the ball from a penetrating Michael Griffin. Berggren immediately passed the ball to junior Jordan Taylor who started the fast break. Taylor then dished the ball to a sprinting Jon Leuer, who slammed home a two-handed transition dunk to put the Badgers up by 10 -- their biggest lead of the game to that point.
Turning Point of the Game
After the Panthers cut the lead to seven early in the second half, the Badgers quickly turned it into a 25-point cushion with a 21-3 run in just four and a half minutes. The run started at the 17:05 mark with a layup by Leuer and ended on back-to-back 3-pointers by Leuer and sophomore Mike Bruesewitz, shots that forced Prairie View coach Byron Rimm to call a timeout. Prairie View did not make a back-to-back basket after the run and were held to just 24 points in the second half.
Stat of the Game
The 99 points scored in the Badgers’ win over the Panthers is the most since 1995 when UW scored a 105-70 win over Eastern Illinois. It is also the most points scored by a Bo Ryan-coached team. The previous high was 98 in a win over Gardner-Webb in 2006. Wisconsin registered 58 points in the second half alone, shooting 66.7 percent from the field. Over the span of the game, the Badgers shot 50 percent from the floor and 41.9 percent from behind the arc.
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