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Game notes: No. 10 Wisconsin 68, Northwestern 52

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The Badgers dominated the Wildcats and notched win No. 12 on the season.

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On Wednesday night at the Kohl Center, the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (12-3 overall, 6-2 Big Ten) dispatched of the Northwestern Wildcats (6-7 overall, 3-6 Big Ten) relatively easily, winning 68-52. Here are some fun facts and highlights from the game. We’ll have post-game reactions from Greg Gard, D’Mitrik Trice and Tyler Wahl in a separate post.

  • UW improved to 8-3 this season in Quad 1 and 2 games according to the NET rankings. Only Alabama (with nine) has more Quad 1+2 wins than the Badgers this year.
  • The Badgers have now won 18 of their last 19 home games.
  • The Badgers have now won five straight against Northwestern and 20 of the last 25 meetings dating back to 2007. Greg Gard improved his personal record against NU to 6-3.
  • The Badgers had four players (Tyler Wahl, D’Mitrik Trice, Micah Potter and Brad Davison) score in double figures for the ninth time this season. UW is 9-0 in such games.
  • UW held Northwestern to a season-low 52 points, including only 18 in the second half. NU shot just 27.3% (6-22) after intermission.
  • The Badgers went 10-for-27 from three-point range for the game. We mentioned in the game preview that the Wildcats had given up double digit three pointers to their previous five opponents (all losses) and this game continued both trends.
  • Wisconsin had just eight turnovers in the game, including three in the second half. The Badgers have now had 11 or fewer TOs in 33 consecutive games.
  • Sophomore F Tyler Wahl scored a career-high 14 points (2-3 3FGs), surpassing his previous best outing of 12 points vs. Indiana earlier this season. He also added six rebounds and two assists.
  • With two three-pointers Wednesday night, Trice now owns 214 career triples, passing Jason Bohannon (212) and Michael Finley (213) for fifth on Wisconsin’s all-time list.
  • Trice also owns 1,222 career points, moving into No. 24 place on Wisconsin’s all-time scoring list.
  • Freshman G Jonathan Davis filled up the stat sheet per usual with eight points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
  • Senior F Micah Potter finished with 10 points, giving him double figures in 12 of 15 games this season.