Wisconsin blasts Nebraska Omaha, 86-40
Wisconsin guard Ben Brust scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Wisconsin over Nebraska-Omaha 86-40 on Tuesday night. Brust was one of five Badgers (6-3) in double figures. Ryan Evans had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Jared Berggren scored 13, Frank Kaminsky had 11 and Sam Dekker chipped in with 10.
Justin Simmons led Nebraska-Omaha (2-8) with 12 points.
Trailing just 6-5 early in the first half, it was largely downhill from there for the Mavericks. Wisconsin finished the half on a 36-7 run, punctuated by Traevon Jackson‘s steal and shot at the buzzer to put Wisconsin up 42-13.
Jared Berggren throws one down:
FINAL: Ben Brust led five Wisconsin players in double digits with 15 points as Wisconsin (6-3) defeated Nebraska Omaha 86-40 on Tuesday at the Kohl Center in Madison. The Badgers also got double-digit contributions from Jared Berggren (13) Frank Kaminsky (11) and Ryan Evans and Sam Dekker (10). Wisconsin shot 51 percent from the field (34-of-67) and held Nebraska Omaha (2-8) to 35 percent shooting from the field.
HALFTIME: Wisconsin held Nebraska Omaha’s offense to just five first-half field goals, and the Badgers lead 42-13 at halftime. Wisconsin was trailing 5-2 before the Badgers went on a 40-8 run to take the lead late in the half. Eight Wisconsin players scored in the first half, paced by Ben Brust and Jared Berggren’s nine points apiece. The Mavericks’ Justin Simmons already has four points.
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