Tuesday hoops roundup: Kaminsky nets record 43
There was a trio of Big Ten men’s basketball games Tuesday night, including Wisconsin taking down North Dakota, 103-85. The 103 points marked the first time the Badgers eclipsed 100 points since December 1995. But the bigger story was Frank Kaminsky, who scored a team single-game record 43. Catch up on all of Tuesday’s action in this post.
MINNESOTA 82, COASTAL CAROLINA 72 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Andre Hollins helped Minnesota overcome a sluggish performance, scoring 19 points for the Gophers in an 82-72 victory over Coastal Carolina Tuesday. Hollins, the Big Ten’s leading scorer entering the night, shot 6 for 14 from the floor, and chipped in five rebounds and four assists for Minnesota (4-0). The junior is averaging 21.8 points per game. He scored eight straight for the Gophers and followed that stretch with a fast-break assist on their final basket of the first half, for a 39-33 lead.
PENN STATE 79, LA SALLE 72 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Donovan Jack scored a career-high 18 points to lead all scorers and pace Penn State to a 79-72 win over LaSalle Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State (3-1) got double-digit scoring from five players as it pulled away in the second half. Brandon Taylor, D.J. Newbill and Tim Frazier scored 15 each. Ross Travis added 13 and Frazier added 11 assists for the double-double.
WISCONSIN 103, NORTH DAKOTA 85 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Frank Kaminsky scored a school-record 43 points, and No. 12 Wisconsin shot a blistering 59 percent from the field to beat pesky North Dakota 103-85 on Tuesday night. Kaminsky, a junior who became a starter this season, got the record with about a minute left after driving the lane and splitting two defenders for an easy layup. Sam Dekker added 19 for the Badgers (4-0), who overcame a career-high 37 points – 26 in the first half – from athletic sharpshooter Troy Huff.