2:35 PM ET, March 15, 2013
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
CHICAGO -- Wisconsin just kept missing. The Badgers were icy cold from long range, simple layups a risky proposition. And they only trailed by three at the break.When Ben Brust and Co. finally found their stroke, it was all over for Michigan.Brust scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 22 Wisconsin knocked off the sixth-ranked Wolverines 68-59 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Friday.
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X factor: Wisconsin's defense has anchored the Badgers' success all season; on Thursday it hassled the perimeter-reliant Wolverines offense into just 40 percent from the field and 3-of-13 from 3.
That was a tale of two halves: The worst sporting cliché of all time applies here: The Badgers scored just 17 points in the first half, just six in the first 10 minutes. They finished with 68.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-57 (.404)||22-57 (.386)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-13 (.231)||8-22 (.364)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-17 (.588)||16-21 (.762)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|