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Happ's double-double leads Wisconsin past Chicago State

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin coach Greg Gard says the Badgers have little margin for error with the players they're missing.

It showed Wednesday as the Badgers beat Chicago State 82-70 in a closer-than-expected contest.

The Cougars (2-14) have now lost 10 straight and nine of their losses on the season have been by an average of 38 points. But Gard said the Badgers (7-7) were too inconsistent defensively, giving Chicago State confidence.

''We haven't become complete yet in terms of putting 40 solid minutes together,'' Gard said.

The Badgers lost guards D'Mitrik Trice and Kobe King earlier this month to injuries, but it had looked in Wisconsin's previous two wins as if the new rotations were starting to gel.

Still, Chicago State closed to 62-52 on Deionte Simmons' putback with eight minutes left before Wisconsin found its footing defensively. The Badgers forced turnovers on the next two Cougars possession and registered blocks on the following three to push the lead back to 68-52.

Simmons, who led Chicago State with 19 points, fouled out during that stretch, and Wisconsin kept the lead in double digits the rest of the way.

Ethan Happ scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead five Badgers in double figures for scoring. He said the offense is not the problem.

''It's lapses,'' said Happ, who had his 24th career double-double. ''We're good for stretches, and then one thing turns into another. One mistake turns into another one, and they go on runs. That's just something if we're going to beat good teams that can't happen.''

BIG PICTURE

Chicago State: Considering some of their losses - to Purdue by 69 and Northwestern by 65 - this was a much stronger showing by the Cougars against a Power 5 team. But it's still their 10th straight loss.

Wisconsin: Chicago State wasn't supposed to be the stiffest competition. So with point guard D'Mitrik Trice out indefinitely and guard Kobe King out for the season, the Cougars looked like an opportunity to keep building chemistry with the altered rotations. Instead, it showed the Badgers are still a work in progress, especially without Trice, who is expected to begin rehab from his foot surgery in two to three weeks.

TOUGHING IT OUT

Wisconsin guard Brad Davison, who has battled shoulder injuries this season, left the game twice after it flared up, thought he wasn't out long either time. He grabbed his shoulder early in the game after getting entangled trying to defend a pick-and-roll. But he immediately hit a 3-pointer after coming back. Late in the second half, he hurt it again as he was fouled while driving and left the game. Khalil Iverson shot the free throws for him, making one. Davison, who scored 15 points, also caught an elbow in the head later in the first half. Montana Byrd was assessed a flagrant foul, and Davison hit both free throws.

FOUL FEST

Wisconsin had a decided advantage at the line, especially with 24 fouls called in the second half. The Badgers, who committed 16 fouls for the game, were 23 of 32 from the line (71.9 percent), compared with 15 of 18 (83.3 percent) for Chicago State, which was called for 24.

UP NEXT

Chicago State: The Cougars are at Western Michigan Saturday.

Wisconsin: The Badgers host UMass Lowell on Saturday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Wisconsin  
19:37   Ethan Happ missed jump shot  
19:35   Defensive rebound by Glen Burns  
19:13   Fred Sims Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:11   Defensive rebound by Aleem Ford  
19:02 +2 Khalil Iverson made layup 0-2
18:33 +2 Deionte Simmons made layup, assist by Glen Burns 2-2
18:21 +2 Ethan Happ made jump shot 2-4
17:54   Glen Burns missed layup, blocked by Aleem Ford  
17:52   Defensive rebound by Walt McGrory  
17:40   Brevin Pritzl missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:38   Offensive rebound by Aleem Ford  
17:36   Personal foul on Deionte Simmons  
17:36 +1 Aleem Ford made 1st of 2 free throws 2-5
17:36 +1 Aleem Ford made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-6
17:22   Fred Sims Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:20   Defensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
17:10 +3 Aleem Ford made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Khalil Iverson 2-9
16:48   Deionte Simmons missed jump shot  
16:46   Defensive rebound by Khalil Iverson  
16:38   Shooting foul on Cameron Bowles  
16:38 +1 Khalil Iverson made 1st of 2 free throws 2-10
16:38 +1 Khalil Iverson made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-11
16:15   Deionte Simmons missed layup, blocked by Brevin Pritzl  
16:13   Defensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
15:57   Ethan Happ missed layup  
15:55   Offensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
15:51   Lost ball turnover on Ethan Happ, stolen by Deionte Simmons  
15:41   Lost ball turnover on Glen Burns, stolen by Walt McGrory  
15:28   Brevin Pritzl missed jump shot, blocked by Montana Byrd  
15:26   Defensive rebound by Deionte Simmons  
15:03 +2 Glen Burns made jump shot 4-11
14:46   Personal foul on Montana Byrd  
14:29 +3 Brad Davison made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aleem Ford 4-14
14:02   Fred Sims Jr. missed jump shot  
14:00   Defensive rebound by Khalil Iverson  
13:46 +3 Aleem Ford made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Walt McGrory 4-17
13:15   Jelani Pruitt missed jump shot  
13:13   Defensive rebound by Aleem Ford  
12:44   Khalil Iverson missed jump shot  
12:42   Defensive rebound by Jelani Pruitt  
12:34   Fred Sims Jr. missed layup  
12:32   Defensive rebound by Nate Reuvers  
12:19   Brad Davison missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:17   Defensive rebound by Jelani Pruitt  
12:09   Glen Burns missed layup, blocked by Aleem Ford  
12:03   Offensive rebound by Deionte Simmons  
11:56 +2 Deionte Simmons made layup 6-17
11:48 +2 Khalil Iverson made layup, assist by Nate Reuvers 6-19
11:30   Personal foul on Aleem Ford  
11:30 +1 Deionte Simmons made 1st of 2 free throws 7-19
11:30 +1 Deionte Simmons made 2nd of 2 free throws 8-19
11:08   Lost ball turnover on Brad Davison, stolen by Deionte Simmons  
11:01   Jelani Pruitt missed layup  
10:59   Offensive rebound by Jelani Pruitt  
10:54   Lost ball turnover on Jelani Pruitt, stolen by Aaron Moesch  
10:44   Ethan Happ missed layup  
10:42   Defensive rebound by Deionte Simmons  
10:13 +2 Deionte Simmons made layup, assist by Jelani Pruitt 10-19
9:51   Personal foul on Deionte Simmons  
9:40 +3 Brad Davison made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ethan Happ 10-22
9:19   Jelani Pruitt missed layup  
9:17   Defensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
9:03 +2 Ethan Happ made layup 10-24
8:52   Lost ball turnover on Glen Burns, stolen by Brevin Pritzl  
8:50 +2 Brevin Pritzl made layup 10-26
8:50   Shooting foul on Anthony Harris  
8:50 +1 Brevin Pritzl made free throw 10-27
8:38 +2 Patrick Szpir made jump shot 12-27
8:14   Aleem Ford missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:12   Defensive rebound by Montana Byrd  
7:48 +2 Rob Shaw made jump shot 14-27
7:19   Brad Davison missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:17   Offensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
7:04   Khalil Iverson missed jump shot  
7:02   Defensive rebound by Patrick Szpir  
6:34   Shooting foul on Aleem Ford  
6:34 +1 Fred Sims Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 15-27
6:34 +1 Fred Sims Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 16-27
6:13   Brevin Pritzl missed jump shot  
6:11   Defensive rebound by Anthony Harris  
6:10   Personal foul on Alex Illikainen  
5:55   Lost ball turnover on Rob Shaw  
5:30   Brad Davison missed jump shot  
5:28   Defensive rebound by Chicago State  
5:26   Personal foul on Khalil Iverson  
5:13   Fred Sims Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:11   Defensive rebound by Khalil Iverson  
4:59 +2 Ethan Happ made jump shot 16-29
4:48 +3 Montana Byrd made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rob Shaw 19-29
4:29 +2 Brevin Pritzl made dunk, assist by Alex Illikainen 19-31
4:07   Personal foul on Ethan Happ  
4:07   Flagrant foul on Montana Byrd  
4:07   Lost ball turnover on Montana Byrd  
4:07   Fred Sims Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:07 +1 Fred Sims Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-31
4:07 +1 Fred Sims Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-31
4:07 +1 Brad Davison made 1st of 2 free throws 21-32
4:07 +1 Brad Davison made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-33
3:54   Khalil Iverson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:52   Defensive rebound by Anthony Harris  
3:35   Lost ball turnover on Anthony Harris, stolen by Khalil Iverson  
3:31   Shooting foul on Anthony Harris  
3:31   Khalil Iverson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:31 +1 Khalil Iverson made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-34
3:20   Fred Sims Jr. missed jump shot  
3:18   Offensive rebound by Glen Burns  
3:12 +2 Glen Burns made layup 23-34
2:51   Brad Davison missed layup  
2:49   Defensive rebound by Fred Sims Jr.  
2:33   Travon Bell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:31   Defensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
2:13 +2 Ethan Happ made layup 23-36
1:50 +2 Fred Sims Jr. made jump shot 25-36
1:18   Lost ball turnover on Khalil Iverson, stolen by Fred Sims Jr.  
1:06   Fred Sims Jr. missed layup  
1:04   Defensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
53.0   Shooting foul on Cameron Bowles  
53.0 +1 Aaron Moesch made 1st of 2 free throws 25-37
53.0 +1 Aaron Moesch made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-38
45.0   Glen Burns missed jump shot  
43.0   Defensive rebound by Wisconsin  
42.0   Personal foul on Patrick Szpir  
42.0 +1 Brad Davison made 1st of 2 free throws 25-39
42.0 +1 Brad Davison made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-40
16.0   Offensive foul on Fred Sims Jr.  
16.0   Turnover on Fred Sims Jr.  
4.0   Shooting foul on Alex Dubovitskiy  
4.0   Brad Davison missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4.0 +1 Brad Davison made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-41
0.0   Glen Burns missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:51 +2 Deionte Simmons made jump shot, assist by Cameron Bowles 27-41
19:21   Ethan Happ missed jump shot  
19:19   Offensive rebound by Khalil Iverson  
19:13 +2 Ethan Happ made layup, assist by Khalil Iverson 27-43
18:53   Personal foul on Ethan Happ  
18:51 +2 Fred Sims Jr. made layup, assist by Deionte Simmons 29-43
18:26 +2 Brevin Pritzl made layup 29-45
17:54   Fred Sims Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:52   Defensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
17:33 +2 Khalil Iverson made layup, assist by Ethan Happ 29-47
17:12 +2 Montana Byrd made layup, assist by Cameron Bowles 31-47
16:51 +2 Ethan Happ made jump shot 31-49
16:29   Fred Sims Jr. missed jump shot  
16:27   Offensive rebound by Deionte Simmons  
16:23 +2 Deionte Simmons made layup 33-49
16:12   Brad Davison missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:10   Defensive rebound by Cameron Bowles  
15:52 +2 Deionte Simmons made layup, assist by Cameron Bowles 35-49
15:36 +2 Khalil Iverson made layup, assist by Brevin Pritzl 35-51
15:36   Shooting foul on Deionte Simmons  
15:37   Khalil Iverson missed free throw  
15:37   Defensive rebound by Deionte Simmons  
15:21   Personal foul on Ethan Happ  
15:17 +2 Deionte Simmons made layup 37-51
15:11   Shooting foul on Nate Reuvers  
15:11 +1 Deionte Simmons made free throw 38-51
14:51   Brad Davison missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:49   Defensive rebound by Chicago State  
14:29   Montana Byrd missed layup  
14:27   Offensive rebound by Deionte Simmons  
14:24   Deionte Simmons missed layup  
14:22   Defensive rebound by Nate Reuvers  
14:08 +3 Nate Reuvers made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Khalil Iverson 38-54
13:53   Personal foul on Brad Davison  
13:43 +2 Fred Sims Jr. made jump shot 40-54
13:24   Aleem Ford missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:22   Offensive rebound by Wisconsin  
13:22   Personal foul on Jelani Pruitt  
13:08 +3 Nate Reuvers made 3-pt. jump shot 40-57
12:52   Shooting foul on Nate Reuvers  
12:52 +1 Glen Burns made 1st of 2 free throws 41-57
12:52 +1 Glen Burns made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-57
12:35   Brevin Pritzl missed layup, blocked by Glen Burns  
12:33   Offensive rebound by Nate Reuvers  
12:27   Nate Reuvers missed jump shot  
12:25   Defensive rebound by Glen Burns  
12:21   Fred Sims Jr. missed jump shot  
12:19   Offensive rebound by Jelani Pruitt  
11:58 +2 Patrick Szpir made layup, assist by Anthony Harris 44-57
11:43   Nate Reuvers missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:41   Defensive rebound by Anthony Harris  
11:34 +3 Fred Sims Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Anthony Harris 47-57
11:11   Khalil Iverson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:09   Defensive rebound by Fred Sims Jr.  
10:55   Anthony Harris missed jump shot  
10:53   Defensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
10:48   Personal foul on Anthony Harris  
10:32   Brevin Pritzl missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:30   Defensive rebound by Patrick Szpir  
10:18 +2 Anthony Harris made layup 49-57
9:58 +2 Ethan Happ made layup 49-59
9:57   Shooting foul on Patrick Szpir  
9:57 +1 Ethan Happ made free throw 49-60
9:49   Offensive foul on Glen Burns  
9:49   Turnover on Glen Burns  
9:23   Traveling violation turnover on Brad Davison  
9:10   Personal foul on Khalil Iverson  
9:03 +2 Fred Sims Jr. made jump shot 51-60
8:42   Brevin Pritzl missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:40   Offensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
8:26 +2 Brevin Pritzl made layup, assist by Ethan Happ 51-62
8:08   Fred Sims Jr. missed layup  
8:06   Offensive rebound by Deionte Simmons  
8:03 +2 Deionte Simmons made layup 53-62
7:47   Lost ball turnover on Brad Davison, stolen by Fred Sims Jr.  
7:23   Lost ball turnover on Jelani Pruitt, stolen by Ethan Happ  
7:12 +2 Ethan Happ made layup 53-64
6:55   Lost ball turnover on Glen Burns  
6:43   Shooting foul on Deionte Simmons  
6:43 +1 Khalil Iverson made 1st of 2 free throws 53-65
6:43   Khalil Iverson missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:43   Defensive rebound by Deionte Simmons  
6:29   Deionte Simmons missed jump shot, blocked by Ethan Happ  
6:27   Defensive rebound by Aleem Ford  
6:12   Personal foul on Deionte Simmons  
6:12 +1 Brad Davison made 1st of 2 free throws 53-66
6:12 +1 Brad Davison made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-67
6:00   Fred Sims Jr. missed layup, blocked by Nate Reuvers  
5:58   Defensive rebound by Aleem Ford  
5:33   Brad Davison missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:31   Offensive rebound by Khalil Iverson  
5:13   Personal foul on Montana Byrd  
5:13   Khalil Iverson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:13 +1 Khalil Iverson made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-68
5:07   Glen Burns missed layup, blocked by Nate Reuvers  
5:05   Offensive rebound by Chicago State  
5:01   Fred Sims Jr. missed jump shot  
4:59   Defensive rebound by Nate Reuvers  
4:42   Lost ball turnover on Khalil Iverson, stolen by Glen Burns  
4:36 +2 Patrick Szpir made layup, assist by Glen Burns 55-68
4:36   Shooting foul on Walt McGrory  
4:36 +1 Patrick Szpir made free throw 56-68
4:36   Personal foul on Fred Sims Jr.  
4:38   Walt McGrory missed free throw  
4:38   Defensive rebound by Chicago State  
4:38   Personal foul on Nate Reuvers  
4:38 +1 Patrick Szpir made 1st of 2 free throws 57-68
4:38   Patrick Szpir missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:38   Defensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
4:17   Shooting foul on Cameron Bowles  
4:17 +1 Ethan Happ made 1st of 2 free throws 57-69
4:17   Ethan Happ missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:17   Defensive rebound by Chicago State  
4:17   Personal foul on Aleem Ford  
4:17 +1 Glen Burns made 1st of 2 free throws 58-69
4:17 +1 Glen Burns made 2nd of 2 free throws 59-69
3:58 +3 Aleem Ford made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ethan Happ 59-72
3:38   Fred Sims Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:36   Defensive rebound by Ethan Happ  
3:09   Personal foul on Cameron Bowles  
3:09   Brevin Pritzl missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:09 +1 Brevin Pritzl made 2nd of 2 free throws 59-73
2:49   Shooting foul on Brad Davison  
2:49 +1 Fred Sims Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 60-73
2:49 +1 Fred Sims Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 61-73
2:32 +2 Brad Davison made layup 61-75
2:19 +2 Glen Burns made layup 63-75
2:05 +2 Khalil Iverson made dunk, assist by Ethan Happ 63-77
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