The No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers (3-0) pummeled the Green Bay Phoenix (0-2) 82-42 on Tuesday afternoon. Here are some fun facts, highlights and quotes from after the game.
Shoutout to Alando Tucker, Freddie Owens and Joe Krabbenhoft!
- Dating back to last season, Wisconsin has won 11 straight games. The Badgers’ current win streak is 5th-longest active streak in Division I and the longest among major conference teams.
- The Badgers also extended their home winning streak to 11 straight victories, the longest active home win streak in the Big Ten.
- UW improved to 25-1 all-time against Green Bay, winning their 10th-straight in the series. Gard is now 5-0 against the Phoenix.
- The 40-point margin of victory is the largest in the series between UW and GB, surpassing the previous high of 24 in an 84-60 win on Nov. 19, 2014.
- Wisconsin limited Green Bay to 28.1% shooting (15.4% in the first half) on the night. UW opponents are shooting just 32.4% from the field through three games.
- UW shot 9-for-20 from three-point range and is shooting 41.9% from long range on the season.
- Wisconsin out-rebounded Green Bay, 45-25, the team’s largest margin since out-rebounding Iowa, 49-29, on March 7, 2019.
- Sophomore F Tyler Wahl notched his first career double-double by setting new career highs with 11 points, 15 rebounds and four assists. He also posted two blocks and two steals.
- With his two blocks tonight, senior F Nate Reuvers moved within two blocks of the Wisconsin all-time record.
- Senior G Brad Davison moved into 39th place on the school’s all-time scoring list, passing Larry Petty (1,066), Mark Vershaw (1,066) and Chuck Nagle (1,064). He is three points away from moving in front of Wisconsin legend Josh Gasser.
- On the season, senior G D’Mitrik Trice has 13 assists (five against Green Bay) with zero turnovers in 71 minutes of action.
- Freshman G Jordan Davis scored his first career points with a three-point field goal in the second half. Freshman F Carter Gilmore (!!!) also notched his first collegiate basket, scoring two points.
On how his lineup and rotation is coming together, “I think our depth is starting to come into place and guys are becoming more comfortable with different combinations. One of our better combinations tonight was a little smaller with Wahl at the four.”
On how his team played overall, “I was really happy with how we were able to create energy off of our defense.”
On coaching against former colleagues and friends, “It was good to see [Will Ryan], good to see Freddie.”
On what Tyler Wahl brought to the game, “For a while there, it was the Tyler Wahl Show.”
Tyler Wahl provided a first-half spark and the Badgers never looked back— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) December 2, 2020
First career double-double for @tjwahl01 with 11 points and 15 rebounds
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On playing the team’s first road game on Friday against Marquette, “I don’t know if being at home is even an advantage...there’s not the emotional boost that you’d normally have.”
On how the game changed after a slow start, “The biggest thing that got us going offensively was our defense. Whenever we have a size advantage we try and pound it inside.”
On Tyler Wahl changing momentum for Wisconsin, “Absolutely. He did a great job for us today. It’s great having guys like that can come off the bench and give us energy.”
On Wahl’s potential, “Tyler is going to have an amazing career here. He does all the little things well and he plays so stinking hard.”
On changing momentum, “I got subbed in and coach Gard said ‘bring some energy.’”
On grabbing a butt-load of rebounds after only grabbing one in the first two games, “My goal was to kinda get my nose dirty.”