February 10, 2016

Badgers beat Pioneers in exhibition opener

Senior guard Ben Brust scored 20 points to lead the Wisconsin Badgers to a 80-51

Ben Brust

Ben Brust

exhibition win over Division-3 UW-Platteville at the Kohl Center on Wednesday night.

Sophomore forward Sam Dekker added 13 points for the Badgers, who missed 11 straight three-pointers during one stretch.  They finished 7 for 22 for the game.

The Badgers did hit 17 of 20 from the free throw line to help pull away.  Platteville was within 46-40 with just over 13-minutes left to play.

Wisconsin junior forward Frank Kaminsky had 9 points, all in the first half.  Freshman forward Nigel Hayes showed plenty of potential, adding 8 points, 6 rebounds (5 off. reb.) two steals and two assists in just 14 minutes of playing time.

The Badgers open their season officially on Friday, Nov. 8 against St. John’s in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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