July 26, 2014

Evans slowly heating up for Badgers

Wisconsin Badger senior forward Ryan Evans has started the season in a

Ryan Evans

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.

AUDIO: Ryan Evans is still working towards breaking out of slump :15

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.

UW-Milwaukee

In non-conference action, the UW-Milwaukee Panthers fell on the road last night 62-46 at Fairfield.