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Badgers cruise past the Gophers in Big Ten Tournament 83-57

Wisconsin Badgers basketball.
Wisconsin Badgers basketball.

Indianapolis, IN (WSAU-TSN) - Bo Ryan won his 700th career Division-I game as Ben Brust scored 29 points to lead No. 12 Wisconsin to an 83-57 win over Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday.

Nigel Hayes scored 15 and had six rebounds and Bronson Koenig added 14 points for Wisconsin (26-6), which awaits the winner of the Michigan State/Northwestern contest in the semifinals. Sam Dekker contributed 10 points and Frank Kaminsky added 12 rebounds.

Deandre Mathieu netted 18 and had five helpers for the Golden Gophers (20-13), who have lost six of their last seven to Wisconsin. Joey King tallied 14 points in defeat.

Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan says, "I'm proud of our guys. I thought we did a good job of going to our strengths."  Ben Brust was named player of the game.  Wisconsin had 38 of their 83 points from the bench.

The Badgers will play winner of the Michigan State/Northwestern game Saturday.

 

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