Wisconsin outlasts Iowa, 74-70, in double overtime

Ben Brust scored 18 points, including three key free throws in double overtime, as Wisconsin beat Iowa 74-70 Wednesday night. Jared Berggren added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Badgers (16-7, 7-3 Big Ten), who snapped a three-game losing streak to the Hawkeyes.

Mike Gesell led Iowa (14-9, 3-7) with 14 points and Aaron White added 13.

Wisconsin, which has shot less than 62 percent from the foul line this season, converted 13 of 14 free throws in the two overtime periods.


Jared Berggren explodes for one-handed putback:

Traevon Jackson hits huge 3 to tie it late:

Aaron White gets And-1:

Gabriel Olaseni gets late jam in first half:

Eric May throws down alley-oop:

FINAL: Wisconsin trailed in the waning moments of Wednesday’s game, but took the lead for good on a field goal by Sam Dekker with with 1:35 remaining in overtime and hung on for a 74-70 in double-overtime triumph over Iowa at the Kohl Center in Madison. Jared Berggren contributed 16 points and yanked down 15 rebounds and Ryan Evans had 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Wisconsin, which snapped a three-game losing streak to Iowa. Iowa (14-9) shot 34 percent from the field (25-of-74) and hit free throws at a 68 percent clip (15-of-22). The Badgers, who shot just 34 percent (24-of-71) from the field, also got solid contributions from Traevon Jackson (13 points) and Ben Brust (18 points).

HALFTIME: Iowa went on a 12-3 run to close the gap late in the first half and now only trails Wisconsin 31-29 at halftime. The Hawkeyes applied the pressure in the first half, earning second-chance opportunities with 10 offensive rebounds, to just six for the Badgers. Iowa shared the ball, finishing with nine assists on 11 field goals in the first half. Wisconsin’s Ryan Evans and Ben Brust lead all scorers with eight points apiece, while Traevon Jackson added six. Melsahn Basabe led the way for the Hawkeyes in the first half, with six points and four rebounds.

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