April 24, 2014

Badgers win despite ugly shooting

The Wisconsin Badgers continued shooting woes, yet found a way to beat Nebraska

Jared Berggren

Jared Berggren

47-41 to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten (11-4, 2-0 Big Ten).

Sunday marked the lowest point total in a Wisconsin Big Ten victory since a 35-29 win over Michigan State in 1951.

Wisconsin hit just 3 of its 13 free throws (23%).  The Badgers are shooting just 41% as a team in Big Ten play (16 of 39).

From three-point range, the Badgers hit just 4 of 17 (23.5%) and is hitting just 20.6% in league play through 2-games (7 of 34).

Jared Berggren scored 13 points and Ryan Evans added 10 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Badgers.

Defensively, Wisconsin held the Cornhuskers to 36.7% shooting, 33.3% in the second half.

The Badgers don’t play until Saturday when they host Illinois at the Kohl Center.