The Wisconsin Badgers eclipsed 20 wins for the 7th-straight season, rolling to a 77-
46 Big Ten victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Kohl Center on Tuesday night.
Freshman Sam Dekker tied a career-high with 19 points to go along with 4-assists in 22-minutes. He finished 5 of 6 from the field and 4 of 5 from 3-point range.
Ryan Evans added 14 points, including 2 of 2 from the free throw line. Evans practiced jump shot free throws for the last week and last night used that method in the game.
The free throw struggles have a season-long deal. After shooting 81% from the line last season, Evans entered the game just over 40%. But one thing Evans hasn’t done, is let his free throw woes affect the rest of his game.
Wisconsin shot 61% from 3-point range and 59% overall in the first half. They opened the game 8 for 11 from behind the arc.
They climbed to within 1-game of Big Ten Conference leading Indiana after the top ranked Hoosiers were upset by Minnesota 77-73.
Wisconsin plays its final home game on Sunday against Purdue. They’ll close out the regular season with back to back road games at Michigan State and at Penn State.