August 30, 2014

Virginia bumps off Badgers at home

Junior guard Joe Harris scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Virginia

Tony Bennett

Cavaliers to a 60-54 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at the Kohl Center Wednesday night.

Virginia (5-2) extended its win streak to 4-games.  Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers handed Bo Ryan just his 7th home defeat in 92 nonconference games. 

The Badgers (4-3) got 15 points from Ben Brust and 12 from senior forward Jared Berggren.

AUDIO: Jared Berggren said they have to learn from this :18

The Badgers led 36-31 with 12:28 to play after back-t0-back three-pointers from Sam Dekker and Ben Brust.

Tony Bennett called a time0ut and his Cavaliers responded with a 19-7 run.  The Badgers never got closer than three the rest of the way. 

AUDIO: Tony Bennett is impressed with his teams defensive stand at the end :16

Tony Bennett started his college coaching career as an assistant under his father Dick Bennett. 

AUDIO: Tony Bennett said it was fun to come back to where it all started :17

The Badgers next host California on Sunday at the Kohl Center.