Wisconsin Badger senior forward Ryan Evans has started the season in a
horrendous shooting slump, but he’s starting to slowly heat up. Evans scored 13 points on Wednesday night to lead the Wisconsin Badgers to a 65-54 win over the Green Bay Phoenix at the Kohl Center.
Evans hit his first two free-throw attempts, which drew a huge ovation from the crowd. The Badgers overcame sluggish start and pulled out the teams 7th win of the season. Evans finished with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots.
Evans had entered the game shooting just 31% (14 of 44) from the free throw line.
Freshman Sam Dekker and senior big man Jared Berggren added 10 points each.
The Badgers fell behind 19-12 after hitting just 4 of their first 14 shots from the field. But they went on a 27-8 run late in the first half and into the second half to regain control of the contest.
Green Bay (3-6) got 14 points from Keifer Sykes in the loss.
In non-conference action, the UW-Milwaukee Panthers fell on the road last night 62-46 at Fairfield.