February 10, 2016

Kaminsky leads Badgers past Wolverines

Wisconsin junior center Frank Kaminsky recorded his first career double-

Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky

double with 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the 21st ranked Badgers to a
75-62 win over 15th ranked Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Kaminsky hit 1 of 2 three-pointers and 11 of 16 shots overall, helping the Badgers jump out to a 34-19 halftime lead.

When Michigan went on a 23-10 run in the second half and get Wisconsin’s 18-point lead down to 3, it was Kaminsky to the rescue.  Frank went on his own 7-2 run to put the Badgers back in control.  His final basket sealed it for the Badgers, a step-back three-pointer from the point to beat the shot clock and put Wisconsin up 65-52 with 2:16 left to play.

AUDIO: Bo Ryan on Frank Kaminsky’s performance :18

The Badgers (21-5, 8-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight game and committed just two turnovers in the contest.

It’s the third loss in five games for the Wolverines (18-7, 10-3) but they remain tied for the Big Ten lead with Michigan State (21-5, 10-3) after the Spartans lost at home to Nebraska, 60-51 on Sunday.

Sam Dekker added 15 points and 8 rebounds and Josh Gasser 13 for the Badgers.

The Badgers were better defensively on Sunday,  After Michigan shot 53.8% from three-point range and 54.7% overall in the first meeting, the Wolverines shot just 37% from distance and 40% overall yesterday.

Wisconsin is in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference, a half game behind third place Iowa.  The Badgers will face the Hawkeyes on Saturday in Iowa City.

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