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No. 14 Badgers crush in-state rival wire reports

MADISON, Wis. -- Jordan Taylor has been a steady presence on the court for Wisconsin throughout his career so when the senior point guard committed five turnovers in a loss against an in-state rival last Saturday many people were surprised.

He wasn't about to let that happen again.

The preseason All-America had 15 points and 10 assists without a turnover to lead the No. 14 Badgers to a 70-42 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Wednesday.

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"Ten assists, zero turnovers -- there's not too many guys in the country that have that," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "He found the open guy.. That's being a good point guard."

Taylor led the nation a year ago with a 3.83-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio, and his 3.25-to-1 career mark is on pace to set an NCAA record. But he had just two assists to go with his five turnovers on Saturday, when Marquette snapped the Badgers' 23-game home winning streak.

"We did a better job of taking care of the ball this time," said Taylor, whose Badgers turned the ball over just six times against Green Bay.

Ryan Evans scored 14 points and Jared Berggren added 13 for Wisconsin (7-2), which took control with a 14-1 run in the first half. Evans and Berggren had back-to-back slam dunks as Wisconsin scored the first eight points of the second half to build a 20-point lead.

Wisconsin won despite shooting 3 of 17 (17.6 percent) from 3-point range. The Badgers opened the season with six straight wins while going 47.2 percent from beyond the arc, but have cooled off since.

Ben Brust and Rob Wilson hit 3-pointers in the first three minutes to give Wisconsin a 6-0 lead, but the Badgers missed their next 13 from long range before Taylor canned a 3 with 2:58 left in the game.

"We did a good job of touching Jared and Ryan down low and they made some nice moves down there and got to the foul line," Taylor said. "It's nice to know you can still score when the 3's not going down. It shows a different element we have to our team."

Berggren and Evans combined to go 11 of 16 from the field as the Badgers scored a season-best 36 points in the paint.

The Badgers, who entered the game leading the nation in scoring defense at 44.5 points per game, held Green Bay (4-5) to a season low in points. The Phoenix also scored 42 points in a loss to Virginia on Nov. 25.

Center Alec Brown paced Green Bay with 10 points, missing eight of his 12 field goal attempts. The 7-foot-1 sophomore had only four rebounds after posting 18 points and eight boards at Wisconsin a year ago.

The Phoenix turned the ball over 16 times, leading to 21 Wisconsin points, as Green Bay fell to 1-17 all-time against the Badgers. The Phoenix could not convert any of Wisconsin's turnovers to points.

"Each half, we started off with turnovers and it killed us," Green Bay coach Brian Wardle said. "Wisconsin penalized us for that -- 21 points off turnovers; we had zero off that. You're going to lose to a really good team in their arena by 25-30 if you do that."


  • Wisconsin senior quarterback Russell Wilson drew a standing ovation from the near-capacity crowd when he was introduced during a timeout in the first half. Wilson, a transfer from North Carolina State, has led the ninth-ranked Badgers football team to a second straight Big Ten championship and a berth in the Rose Bowl.
  • Attendance was listed at 17,076, snapping a streak of 143 straight announced sellouts at the Kohl Center dating back to 2003.
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Jordan Taylor, who scores 15, finds room under double defense pressure from Brennan Cougill (44) and Daniel Turner. (AP)
Jordan Taylor, who scores 15, finds room under double defense pressure from Brennan Cougill (44) and Daniel Turner. (AP)
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Wisconsin #14 (7-2) «333770
WISGB:A. Brown 10 Pts
WISGB:B. Cougill 8 Reb
WISGB:S. Baker 2 Ast
WI:J. Taylor 15 Pts
WI:M. Bruesewitz 8 Reb
WI:J. Taylor 10 Ast

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Green BayWisconsin
Alec Brown
Jordan Taylor
Green Bay Phoenix
A. Brown, C324-122-240210
S. Baker, G221-81-11213
D. Turner, F203-50-04036
T. Johnson, G181-31-24123
K. Sykes, G152-60-03044
B. Cougill, F-C223-50-08106
K. Cerroni, G211-20-02043
A. Armstead, G171-50-01012
G. Mays, F-C101-20-02012
J. Humphrey, G90-20-03020
C. Heuer, F80-20-02010
E. Valentin, G61-40-00213
J. Williams, FDid Not Play
Totals 18-564-53462242
Wisconsin Badgers
J. Taylor, G345-124-6410015
J. Berggren, F-C296-81-131113
R. Evans, G-F215-84-561314
M. Bruesewitz, F191-32-28034
J. Gasser, G151-31-10223
B. Brust, G302-81-24106
R. Wilson, G-F152-50-11005
F. Kaminsky, F142-50-01014
T. Jackson, G112-40-13104
D. Fahey, G30-00-01010
E. Anderson, C31-10-00002
D. Dukan, F30-10-01000
J. Wise, G20-00-00000
J. Smith, G10-10-01000
G. Marshall, GDid Not Play
Totals 27-5913-1933161170
Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Kentucky12-624-1187
Green Bay12-618-14158
Wright St.11-720-12115
Youngstown St.5-1313-21252
Clev. St.5-139-22260

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101
Other games
Alabama 62 Final
Dayton 74
IUPUI 60 Final
Louisville 90
Colo St 64 Final
Arizona 72 Final
Florida 78
S Hou St 37 Final
Tx A&M 64
XAV 73 Final
Butler 61
STBN 43 Final
Illinois 48