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Game notes: Wisconsin 79, Rutgers 71

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Badgers continue their revenge tour and push their winning streak to four games.

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Here are some fun facts, courtesy of the UW Athletic Department, on the suddenly streaking Wisconsin Badgers after their revenge win against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

  • Wisconsin won its fourth straight game to improve to 17-10 overall and 10-6 in the Big Ten.
  • The Badgers reached 10 conference wins for the 17th time in the last 19 seasons (since 2001-02), the most of any Big Ten team.
  • UW is 13-1 at home this season and still have two home games left.
  • The Badgers went 11-for-22 from 3-point range (.500), their fourth-consecutive game with double-digit treys (12 vs. Ohio State, 15 at Nebraska, 12 vs. Purdue). The last time UW hit double-digit triples in four straight games came during the 2009-10 season.
  • Wisconsin committed just 11 turnovers, its 14th consecutive game with 11 or fewer giveaways.
  • The Badgers allowed just seven Rutgers offensive rebounds, with the Scarlet Knights scoring only six second-chance points. Rutgers pulled down 14 offensive boards and turned them into 23 second-chance points in the teams’ first meeting this season, on Dec. 11. (IT’S ALMOST LIKE HAVING MICAH POTTER MAKES A DIFFERENCE, @NCAA!)
  • Junior F Micah Potter tallied 18 points and nine rebounds in just 17 minutes. Potter matched his career-high with four triples, going 4-for-5 from three-point range. He is shooting 45.7% from beyond the arc this year.
  • Senior G Brevin Pritzl scored 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the field, including a career-high five two-point field goals. The Badgers improved to 10-0 when Pritzl scores in double figures this season.
  • Junior G Brad Davison scored 15 points, going 3-for-5 from three-point range.
  • Davison became the 43rd player in Wisconsin history to reach the 1,000-point milestone. With 1,006 career points, he is the 20th Badger to score at least 1,000 points by his junior season.
  • Junior G D’Mitrik Trice finished with a career-high nine assists and just two turnovers, adding eight points. Over the last seven games, Trice has recorded 44 assists (6.3 per game) and just 12 turnovers — an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.7.
  • Trice’s career assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.03 currently ranks in a tie for fifth all-time at Wisconsin.