Wisconsin trounces Savannah State 79-32
MADISON, Wis. (AP)—Trevon Hughes scored 21 points and Brian Butch and Joe Krabbenhoft had identical double-doubles as Wisconsin defeated Savannah State 79-32 Thursday night in the America’s Youth Classic tournament.
The Badgers scored the game’s first 17 points, establishing control from the game’s first minute. The outmanned Tigers missed their first six shots from the floor and turned the ball over four times, while Wisconsin was a picture of efficiency and unselfishness on the other end.
All five Badger starters scored during the stretch, as Wisconsin made 7-of-9 shots from the floor.
Butch and Krabbenhoft scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds apiece, as the bigger Badgers owned a 51-27 rebounding edge. Greg Stiemsma added 10 points and eight boards, and also tied Krabbenhoft for the team lead with four assists.
Savannah State did not score until more than six minutes had elapsed. The Tigers could only manage to score on consecutive possessions once in the first half, and when they did that, the Badgers responded with a 19-2 run.
Wisconsin led 41-14 at halftime.
Things didn’t get much better after the break for Savannah State. The Tigers turned the ball over 12 times (22 for the game), and missed 14 of their final 15 shots from the floor.
The Badgers had a huge edge at the free-throw line, making 28-of-35 from the charity stripe to just 7-of-11 for the Tigers.
Fifteen players saw first-half minutes for Savannah State, which was led by Curtis Brown’s seven points.