October 23, 2014

Badgers end 3-game slide against Hawkeyes

It took double-overtime but the Wisconsin Badgers held off the Iowa Hawkeyes 74-Ben Brust 170 at the Kohl Center last night.

Ben Brust scored 18 points and Jared Berggren added 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Badgers improved to 7-3 in the Big Ten and snapped a three-game losing streak against the Hawkeyes.

AUDIO: Jared Berggren said they kept fighting :10

The Badgers, shooting under 62% from the free throw line on the season, hit 13 of 14 in overtime last night.

The Badgers were down 9 in the 2nd half before rallying to force overtime.

The victory allowed the Badgers (7-3 BigTen) to move into a 4th place tie with Ohio State.  They’re 1-game behind Michigan State and Michigan and 1 1/2 games behind Indiana.

The Badgers host 3rd ranked Michigan on Saturday (11am) at the Kohl Center.  Wisconsin’s next three games come against ranked 0pponents.