October 22, 2014

Badgers get semifinal date with Indiana

The Wisconsin Badgers added another Top 25 win to their resume, knocking off the Michigan Wolverines 68-59 in the Big Ten Tournament

Bo Ryan

Bo Ryan

quarterfinals in Chicago today.

Ben Brust scored 16 points and Traevon Jackson added 14 to lead the Badgers, while Trey Burke had 19 to lead all scorers for the Wolverines.

Wisconsin hit just 3 of their first 21 shots to start the game but trailed only by three at halftime (20-17).  Wisconsin hit 17 of 28 from the field in the second half to take control and beat the Wolverines for the second time this season.

Bo Ryan improved to 11-1 against Michigan coach John Beilein and is 17-5 all-time against the Wolverines.

The win gives the Badgers a semi-final date against Big Ten Champion Indiana in Saturday’s semifinals.  Wisconsin beat Indiana in the only previous meeting this season in Bloomington.