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Badgers say good bye, Green Bay with 77-57 win



December 13, 2008

MADISON, Wis. Behind a career-high 15 points from senior Joe Krabbenhoft, the Badgers defeated Green Bay, 77-57 Saturday night at the Kohl Center. The Badgers used balanced attack, in which four players scored in double figures, to dispatch the Phoenix and move to 8-2 on the season.


Stephen Watson caught up with Joe Krabbenhoft to talk about his career day.

Brian Lucas went Beyond the Box with notes from the game.

Just like you would expect out of two rivals who know each other so well, the score stayed tight throughout the first half. Wisconsin trailed 21-19 with 7:10 left before intermission but used an 8-0 run to open a 27-21 lead. Keaton Nankivil got things started with a two-handed dunk on a Trevon Hughes assist. Hughes, who pushed the tempo and used penetration to create, scored two of his own.

Green Bay would climb within one, but back-to-back 3-pointers from Hughes and Jason Bohannon put UW ahead 39-32 at the half. The Badgers continually worked the ball inside, resulting in a 12-6 advantage on points in the paint and a 51.9 shooting percentage during the half.

Nankivil would help Wisconsin stretch a seven-point halftime lead to 13 points with a baseline dunk that pushed the score to 49-36. Joe Krabbenhoft scored nine of his career-high 15 points after intermission and keyed a 12-0 run for the Badgers. The Phoenix would trim the lead to five at 52-47 with 10:58 remaining, but Wisconsin held them scoreless for the next four and half minutes, building a 64-47 lead to take control of the game and coast to a 77-57 win.

Wisconsin will return to action next Saturday, Dec. 20th after taking the week off for finals. That game against Coppin State is set to begin at 5 p.m. at the Kohl Center. Big Ten Network will televise the game and UWBadgers.com will have all the information.

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