What a thrilling win for Bo Ryan’s Badgers (5-1), they led all the way and beat the 5th ranked Blue Devils 73-69 at the Kohl Center before a sold out crowd. You could point to the win being the difference maker in the Big Ten winning its first Big Ten/ACC Challenge (6-5).
Trevon Hughes (pictured) played his biggest game as a Badger, scoring 19 of his team-high 26 points in the second half. He hit two key free throws with 4.9 seconds left to give the Badgers a 72-69 lead. Fellow point guard Jordan Taylor iced the win by hitting one of two free throws a moment later.
It’s the first loss for Duke in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. They’re now 10-1 in Challenge games.
The Badgers played well and took care of the basketball. They dished out 17 assists and committed only 5 turnovers as a team.
Junior guard Jon Leuer added 17 points and senior guard Jason Bohannon 10 points for the Badgers.
Junior forward Kyle Singler scored 17 of Duke’s 32 first-half points and finished with 28 for the game.
The win for Bo Ryan is the 198th in Madison and the 581st overall win.