The 6th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers expected a much stiffer challenge from 25th-ranked Iowa last night, but it never came.
The Badgers played their most complete game of the season, playing solid defense, shooting well and committing just one turnover in the game (a shot clock violation).
The Badgers used hot three-point shooting and some stellar defense to jump out to a 18-point halftime lead and the Badgers went on to earn their fourth straight victory over the Hawkeyes in the series.
Wisconsin (17-2, 5-1) got 17 points and eight rebounds from forward Sam Dekker, 16 points and five rebounds from Nigel Hayes, 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists from Frank Kaminsky and 13 points from sophomore guard Bronson Koenig in the win.
The Badgers hit 6 of 14 (42.9%) from three-point range in the first half and finished 9 of 22 for the game.
Former Badger Jarrod Uthoff was the only Iowa player to score in double figures. He had 12.
Wisconsin won for the second time without Traevon Jackson and moved into a tie for first place with Maryland, which shares the same record as the Badgers. The Terrapins play Thursday at Indiana. The Badgers are off until Saturday when they face the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor.
AUDIO: Josh Gasser says this may have been their best performance :15
AUDIO: Bo Ryan says Iowa is good, but UW played really well :18