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Game notes: Wisconsin 69, Purdue 65

Badgers get revenge on Boilermakers in big home win.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some fun facts, courtesy of the UW Athletic Department, on the suddenly streaking Wisconsin Badgers after their win in Madison against the Purdue Boilermakers.

  • Wisconsin won its third straight game, which is their longest win streak since a four-game streak at the end of December which included wins over Rider and Milwaukee, so it barely counts.
  • The Badgers won their fourth straight at the Kohl Center and improved to 12-1 at home this season.
  • The Badgers are undefeated (2-0) in their throwback jerseys this year.
  • Purdue only led for 16 seconds in this game, which also happened to be the only 16 seconds they’ve led in their last three games.
  • This was Greg Gard’s second win against Purdue.
  • Wisconsin committed just nine turnovers, finishing with 10 or fewer giveaways for the fifth time in the last six games (UW had 11 in the other game during that stretch).
  • UW is averaging just 10.3 turnovers per game, the fifth-best mark in the nation.
  • Wisconsin went 19-for-20 (95.0%) from the free throw line, its highest percentage on at least 20 attempts from the charity stripe since going 19-for-20 (95.0%) vs. Kentucky in a national semifinal of the 2014 Final Four.
  • Wisconsin has connected on 76.8% of its free throw attempts on the season, the best mark in the Big Ten.
  • The Badgers have made 12 or more three pointers in every game of their three game winning streak.
  • Junior F Aleem Ford led UW with a career-high 19 points, surpassing his previous high mark of 16. Ford also hit a career-best five three-pointers, going 5-for-8 from deep.
  • Ford pulled down seven rebounds. He has averaged 8.7 boards over the last three games, including a career-high 10 in his last outing at Nebraska.
  • Senior G Brevin Pritzl scored 13 points, including a career-high eight free throws in an 8-for-8 showing from the charity stripe. UW is 9-0 on the season when Pritzl scores in double figures.
  • Junior G Brad Davison went 4-for-4 at the free throw line and is now shooting 90.4% from the stripe on the season. He ranks fifth in UW history at 83.2% for his career.
  • Junior G D’Mitrik Trice had eight points and recorded five assists, giving him 279 for his career to pass Trevon Hughes (277) and Michael Flowers (278) for 15th place on UW’s all-time list.