Wisconsin starts slow, knocks off Green Bay

Ryan Evans scored 13 points to lead Wisconsin to a 65-54 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Wednesday night. Sam Dekker and Jared Berggren each added 10 points for the Badgers (7-4).

Keifer Sykes scored 14 points to lead the Phoenix (3-6), while Brennan Cougill added 12.

Coming off a deflating loss to in-state rival Marquette on Saturday, the Badgers started the game in a funk. They hit just four of their first 14 shots, and Green Bay led 19-12 a little more than midway through the first half.

But the Badgers went on a 15-4 run to close the half and opened the second on a 12-4 spurt to take a 39-27 lead.


Jared Berggren and Ryan Evans dunk back-to-back:

Jared Berggren throws down fourth dunk of game:

Jared Berggren powerful And-1:

Jared Berggren two-handed slam:

FINAL: A run lasting across the halftime break allowed Wisconsin to defeat Green Bay 65-54 on Wednesday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Wisconsin (7-4) trailed 21-14 in the first, but a 31-8 run allowed it to take a 16-point lead midway through the second half.Ryan Evans sparked the Badgers, as he had 13 points for Wisconsin in the game. Frank Kaminsky shot 3-of-5 from the field and scored eight points for the Badgers.

HALFTIME: Green Bay led Wisconsin late in the first half, but the Badgers used a 15-4 run to take a 27-23 lead into halftime. George Marshall and Ryan Evans led seven Badger scorers with six points. Jared Berggren and Sam Dekker added five and four points, apiece.

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