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Game notes: No. 24 Wisconsin 63, Northwestern 48

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That’s seven wins in a row, baby!

NCAA Basketball: Northwestern 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 final home game of the 2020 season.

  • The Badgers are tied with Maryland and Michigan State atop the Big Ten standings with one game remaining.
  • With Wednesday’s win, head coach Greg Gard recorded his 100th win at Wisconsin, improving to 100-57 (.637).
  • Gard’s .624 conference win percentage ranks sixth among Big Ten coaches with at least 50 wins over the last 40 years.
  • The Badgers won their eighth-straight home game and finished the season 15-1 at the Kohl Center.
  • Wisconsin has now won on Senior Day in 17 of the last 19 seasons, dating back to 2001-02.
  • The Badgers are averaging 73.4 ppg during their seven-game win streak.
  • Wisconsin has connected on 77 three-pointers during its seven-game win streak while allowing just 35. The Badgers have outscored opponents by a margin of 18.0 points per game from beyond the arc during that stretch.
  • Wisconsin committed just eight turnovers, its 17th consecutive game with 11 or fewer giveaways.
  • Junior G D’Mitrik Trice tallied four assists to give him 302 for his career, just five shy of matching Traevon Jackson (2012-15) for 10th on UW’s all-time list. He added eight points and needs just four to become the first player in school history to record 1,000 points, 300 rebounds and 300 assists before the end of his junior season.
  • Over the last 10 games, Trice has 58 assists and just 17 turnovers, a 3.41 assist-to-turnover ratio. He has recorded at least four assists in each of those 10 games.
  • Senior G Michael Ballard scored two points on 1-of-1 shooting from the floor.