Wisconsin knocks off Indiana in first semifinal
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FINAL: Ryan Evans scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out four assists to lead No. 22 Wisconsin to a 68-56 upset win over No. 3 Indiana on Saturday at United Center in Chicago in the Big Ten Tourney.
Sam Dekker was 5-of-8 from the floor and chipped in 11 points for Wisconsin (23-10). The Badgers hit 51 percent of their field goals (25-of-49). Wisconsin was hot from long range, hitting 7-of-18 threes for a 39 percent night from beyond the arc. The Badgers also got double-digit contributions from Jared Berggren (11 points) and Ben Brust (12 points).
Cody Zeller scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Indiana (27-6) in the loss. Christian Watford had a quality shooting game, nailing 5-of-9 shots from the field and scoring 14 points. The Hoosiers had trouble finding their touch, shooting just 39 percent (21-of-54) from the field. Indiana was able to secure 15 offensive boards. More Indiana scoring came from Victor Oladipo (10 points).
HALFTIME: Indiana hit four threes in the first half, shooting 50 percent from deep. The Hoosiers had seven offensive rebounds in the first half, leading to second-chance opportunities. Seven Wisconsin players scored in the half.
Christian Watford helped Indiana with eight points and three rebounds.
Dekker dunks on Indiana.
Brust makes a steal and sinks a three.
Berggren dunks off the pass.
Zeller dunks on Wisconsin.
Evans makes a block, Dekker makes a layup.
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