Wisconsin 64, Indiana 59By Cliff Brunt, The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange – Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:50 PM EST
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Ryan Evans scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Wisconsin defeat Indiana for the 11th straight time, as the Badgers beat the second-ranked Hoosiers 64-59 Tuesday night. Traevon Jackson scored 11 points, and Mike Bruesewitz and Sam Dekker each added 10 for the Badgers (13-4, 4-0 Big Ten). Wisconsin is the last remaining unbeaten team in Big Ten play. Cody Zeller led Indiana with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Christian Watford scored 11 points and Victor Oladipo added 10 for the Hoosiers (15-2, 3-1), who had won six straight. A three-point play by Jackson and a 3-pointer by Dekker gave Wisconsin a 44-39 lead in the second half. Bruesewitz made another 3-pointer, giving the Badgers an eight-point edge with just over 12 minutes to go. The Badgers got the lead to 10 before Indiana rallied. Baskets by Watford and Oladipo cut Indiana's deficit to six, and a 3-pointer by Yogi Ferrell cut Wisconsin's lead to one with 4:34 left. Wisconsin got back-to-back jumpers from Evans and Jackson to regain control at 58-53 lead with 2:02 left. Wisconsin pushed the lead to 63-54 at the free-throw line. Ferrell's three-point play with 35.4 seconds left cut Wisconsin's lead to six, and a putback dunk by Zeller, his first basket of the second half, cut the Badgers' lead to 64-59 with 16.1 seconds to play. Indiana didn't score again. Indiana led 10-6 before Wisconsin's Jared Berggren drove and dunked. He was fouled, and the three-point play made it a one-point game. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Frank Kaminsky gave Wisconsin a 22-18 lead. A 3-pointer by Dekker gave the Badgers a 27-22 edge with just over five minutes left in the first half. Zeller's basket, followed by a three-point play, tied the score at 27, and a dunk by Zeller gave the Hoosiers the lead. Wisconsin responded with a dunk by Evans, but Indiana came right back again. Remy Abell drove and found Watford for an open 3-pointer that gave the Hoosiers a 32-31 advantage with 21 seconds left in the half. The Hoosiers' defense held to preserve the one-point lead at halftime. Zeller scored 18 points in the first half on 8-for-8 shooting, but his teammates made just five of 20 shots before the break. Wisconsin shot 46 percent in the first half, but the Badgers were outrebounded 19-10. NOTES: With the victory, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan tied John Wooden for 38th place on the all-time NCAA wins list. ... Wisconsin's winning streak against Indiana is the longest of any team against the Hoosiers since the Badgers won 11 straight from 1912-1919. The longest is a 12-game streak by Purdue from 1908-1914. ... Indiana's Jordan Hulls entered the game as the national leader in 3-point percentage at 52.5 percent. He missed his only 3-point attempt Tuesday and finished with four points. ... Zeller was co-Big Ten Player of the Week last week.
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