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