The Wisconsin Badgers, mired in a shooting slump for the last three games, ended a 3-game Big Ten losing streak with a 67-62 win over Purdue.
The Badgers entered with a 1-3 Big Ten mark and hadn’t won at Mackey Arena since 2005. But they jumped out to an 18-point lead and held off the Boilermakers.
Wisconsin (13-5, 2-3 Big Ten) shot a combined 21.4% from three-point range and 33.3% overall in losses to Iowa, Michigan State and Michigan. Last night, the Badgers hit 8 of their first 10 three pointers and finished 9 of 20 (45%) for the game. They built a 22-4 lead just 7-plus minutes into the game and never trailed the rest of the way.
Ben Brust had 13 points to lead the Badgers. Jordan Taylor added a dozen.
The Badgers shot 47% overall from the field for the game and can climb back to .500 in conference play if the Badgers can beat Nebraska on Sunday.