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Game Notes: Wisconsin 92, Arkansas Pine-Bluff 58

Some fun facts and a few post game interviews after the Badgers’ big win over the Golden Lions.

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers beat the Arkansas Pine-Bluff Golden Lions, 92-58, on Friday night to push their season record to 2-0. Here are a few fun facts and some post game quotes for you.

  • Dating back to last season, Wisconsin has won 10 straight games. The Badgers’ current win streak is the longest among major conference teams. Kansas had won 17 straight games before falling to Gonzaga two days ago.
  • UW’s 10-game win streak is the team’s longest since winning 10 consecutive games during the 2014-15 season (Jan. 15 to Feb. 21, 2015).
  • The Badgers also extended their home winning streak to 10 straight victories, the longest active home win streak in the Big Ten. UW’s current home win streak began on Jan. 14 with a 56-54 win over No. 17 Maryland.
  • Wisconsin opened the game scoring the first 25 points of the night. UW held UAPB scoreless for the first 9:56.
  • The Badgers had zero turnovers in the first half, marking the 6th time in school history where UW did not commit a TO in a half and the first since an 82-50 win over Iowa on Jan. 20, 2015.
  • Senior F Micah Potter led the Badgers with 19 points, while adding five rebounds, three assists, one blocks and matched his career-high with three steals.
  • With his block tonight, senior F Nate Reuvers moved within four blocks of the Wisconsin all-time record.
  • In two games, senior PG D’Mitrik Trice has eight assists with zero turnovers. Trice moved into No. 44 place on the school’s all-time scoring list, passing Willie Simms (1,015) and JJ Weber (1,021).
  • Freshman G Jonathan Davis set new career highs with nine points, eight rebounds and two assists in a career-high 25 minutes.
  • Senior forward Aleem Ford discussing the balanced attack that Wisconsin rolls out each night. (Follow @buckys5thquarter on Instagram!)
  • Potter on his on-court pairing with fellow big man Reuvers and if he thinks it’s going well: “Yeah, for sure, and I think at the end of the year last year we started to play together a lot more. We really started to get into a good flow and understand each other’s tendencies.”
  • On the freshmen: “They do a great job on the scout team; in games Johnny has done really good.” He mentions that both Davis and F Ben Carlson have been “assertive.”
  • Head coach Greg Gard mentions that they are still trying to figure out their identity on offense and they’ll use these next couple games to work on it.
  • Gard says that Trice is “running the offense like a senior.” He praises his knowledge of the offense and always having the right answer when questions come up in timeouts.
  • Senior G Brad Davison is described as “crafty, physical and relentless” by Gard in regards to how he shut down UAPB shooter Shaun Doss in the first half.