Joe Krabbenhoft 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. 

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