MADISON, WI (WSAU) - The Badger's bench had the leading scorer, as Wisconsin routed Nebraska at the Kohl Center 77-46 Tuesday. Reserve Sam Dekker matched his career high with 19 points. Ryan Evans scored 14 points and Ben Brust added 13 for the 17th ranked Badgers. Bucky is now 20-8 overall and 11-4 in the Big Ten conference.
Wisconsin's win wasn't the only good news for Bo Ryan's team. The top team in the country was upset, as Indiana lost to Minnesota putting the Badgers just one game back in the Big Ten race.
Wisconsin jumped out to an early lead with 8 of 11 scoring in three point range. The Badgers had a 27-4 run early on, and Nebraska just never got back into the game. Wisconsin was up 44-23 at the half after shooting nearly 60 percent from the field.
Nebraska came out of the locker room cold, making just one of its first 18 shots in the second half. The shot 33 percent for the night and committed 10 turnovers. The Huskers went more than eleven minutes and only scored three points in that stretch. Bucky was up 64-26 with just under nine minutes left in the game. scoring just three points over a more than 11-minute stretch.
Jared Berggren became Wisconsin's all time shot block leader with 126 after adding 4 against Nebraska. That was enough to surpass Rashard Griffith's old record by two.
The Badgers are now just a game behind in the conference as Minnesota upset top ranked Indiana Tuesday night.