October 21, 2014

Badgers sit atop the Big Ten

The Wisconsin Badgers are beginning to think Assembly Hall in Bloomington,

Ryan Evans

Ryan Evans

Indiana is their home away from home.

Ryan Evans scored 13 points and Traevon Jackson added 11 to help the unranked Badgers beat the 2nd ranked Indiana Hoosiers 64-59.  It ended Indiana’s 6-game win streak and their 18-game home court win streak.

The Badgers have won 7-straight overall and 11-straight games in the series.  They also extended their win streak in Bloomington to 5, after going 25 years without a win there.

AUDIO: Asst. Coach Greg Gard on the win :22

The Badgers (13-4, 4-0 Big Ten) are the first team since 1923 to win 5-straight games in Bloomington.  They held the Hoosiers, who are averaging 87.1 points a game, to their season low point total.

Indiana’s Cody Zeller had 18 points in the first half, hitting all 8-shots from the field.  The Badgers shut him down in the second half.  Zeller hit just 1 of 7 after the break and finished with 23 points.

The Badgers were better at the free throw line as well.  They entered the game hitting 61.4% as a team but went 11 of 14 (78.6%) in this win.