The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team closed out its exhibition season with a 74-35 win over UW-Eau Claire at the Kohl Center on Wednesday night.
After taking a 38-23 lead into the half, UW held the Blugolds to only 12 points in the second half.. The Badgers held UW-Eau Claire to only 26.1% shooting from the field and scoreless over a nine minute span in the second half.
The Badgers were led by junior Joe Krabbenhoft (pictured) and sophomore Trevon Hughes who each tallied 13 points. Krabbenhoft also pulled down 7 rebounds and dished out 3 assists.
The Badger big men controlled the paint, outscoring the Blugolds 38-8 in the lane and had a 17-0 advantage on second chance opportunities.
The game marked the fifth time Wisconsin has hosted a WIAC school in exhibition play. The Badgers are 5-0 and have an average scoring margin of 37.6 points per game.
The Badgers open up their regular-season Sunday against Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne at 5pm at the Kohl Center.