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Game notes: No. 14 Wisconsin 61, Maryland 55

In a tale of two halves, the Badgers built a large enough lead in the first half to weather a Terrapins comeback in the second half.

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On Wednesday night, the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers (13-4 overall, 7-3 Big Ten) returned the favor to the Maryland Terrapins (9-8 overall, 3-7 Big Ten) and beat them in their own barn after losing to them in Madison at the end of December.

Here are some fun facts, courtesy of the UW Athletic Department, and highlights from the road win. We’ll have a recap of what was said in the post-game press conference later.

  • Wisconsin improved to 7-4 this season in Quad 1 and Quad 2 games according to the NET rankings. Entering Wednesday, Alabama (nine) and Purdue (eight) were the nation’s only teams with more than seven Quad 1/2 wins.
  • The Badgers’ 30 road wins over the last six seasons trails only Michigan State (33) and Purdue (31) among Big Ten teams.
  • Wisconsin held Maryland to its fewest points in a home game since prior to the Terps joining the Big Ten. The last time Maryland was held to 55 or fewer points at home was a 57-55 loss to Syracuse on Feb. 24, 2014.
  • The Badgers held the Terps to just 20 first-half points on 25% shooting and 2-for-14 from 3-point range.
  • The Badgers went 10-for-26 (38.5%) from 3-point range. UW has won its last 17 games when hitting at least 10 triples in a game dating back to the 2018-19 season (5-0 this season).
  • UW out-rebounded Maryland 38-31 after losing the rebounding battle 32-29 in this season’s first meeting.
  • Wisconsin held UM to only 20 points in the paint Wednesday night. The Terps scored 38 points in the lane in this season’s first meeting.
  • Senior F Micah Potter scored a season-high 23 points, one shy of his career high. He also pulled in a season-best 12 rebounds, giving him his seventh career double-double and third of the season.
  • Potter hit a season high and matched his career high with four triples, going 4-for-6 from 3-point range. He is shooting 40.4% from deep on the season.
  • Senior G D’Mitrik Trice finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
  • Trice now owns 373 career dimes, surpassing Michael Finley (371) for fifth place on Wisconsin’s all-time assist ledger.
  • With one 3-pointer Wednesday, Trice now owns 217 career triples, matching Kirk Penney (217) for fourth on Wisconsin’s all-time list. Teammate Brad Davison (189 career 3FGs) also passed Devin Harris (187) for ninth in UW history on Wednesday night.
  • Nate Reuvers hit his second three pointer in Big Ten play and chipped in five points, three rebounds and one steal in an efficient performance.
  • Freshman G Jonathan Davis had two blocked shots, two offensive rebounds (three overall boards) and four points.