Marquette’s All-American senior guard Markus Howard poured in 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting in the first half, but the Wisconsin Badgers made life much tougher on Howard in the second half and pulled out a 77-61 win over the Golden Eagles at the Kohl Center.
Howard missed all nine of his shots in the second half, making only a pair of free throws.
“Honestly, it was a team effort,” Badger guard D’Mitrik Trice said. “We know he’s a great, great scorer. He’s one of the best in college basketball, so we knew it was going to take all of us to lock him up on defense. We knew it would lead to offense.”
Trice finished with 10 points, one of six Badgers scoring in double figures. Brevin Pritzl led the way with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Brad Davison also had 15 points in the win. Aleem Ford added 12 points. [Read more…]