GAME THREAD: Rutgers vs. Wisconsin

Jake Kocorowski

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Badgers hope to continue their winning ways on Sunday afternoon when they host Rutgers inside the Kohl Center.

Wisconsin (16-10 overall, 9-6 Big Ten) currently leads the all-time series with Rutgers (18-9, 9-7) by a 7-3 margin, though the Scarlet Knights defeated the Badgers in December.

Read up on the game previews ollow along with the game and give us your thoughts on the game below in our comments. It's easy and F-R-E-E to do!

Game Previews

Pregame

FIRST HALF

First Media Timeout

At the first media timeout, Wisconsin leads Rutgers 15-14 with Nate Reuvers to the line when we return. Teams have combined to shoot 13-of-19 from the field. 

Rutgers scored 42 points in the paint vs. Wisconsin on Dec. 11. Ten of their 14 points have come from that department early on. 13:21 to play in the first half, Badgers also shooting 3-of-4 from three-point range.

Second Media Timeout

11:08 to play in the first half, Badgers lead 22-18. Reuvers with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting. Trice with three assists. Wisconsin shooting 8-of-12 from the field, Rutgers 9-of-12. 

UW have connected on four of five three-point attempts.

Third Media Timeout

7:14 to play before halftime, Badgers up 28-22 over the Scarlet Knights. Redshirt senior guard Brevin Pritzl with seven points and three rebounds early on. Teams cooling off a bit. Rutgers still with a robust 64.7%, Wisconsin 61.1%

Rutgers Timeout

Badgers on a 7-2 run in the last 2:27. Micah Potter's three-pointer gives Wisconsin a 36-26 lead with 2:19 to play before halftime. Big stat for the game for UW right now is the three-point percentage. Greg Gard's team is shooting 45.5% (five of 11) from deep. Rutgers is 0-of-6.

HALFTIME: Wisconsin 39, Rutgers 26

SECOND HALF

First Media Timeout

Badgers lead 48-35 with 15:51 to play. Pritzl and Harper Jr. each are tied for a game-high 15 points for Wisconsin and Rutgers, respectively.

Rutgers Timeout (11:26 to play)

Micah Potter feeling it from the outside today as he has hit four of five three-pointers on way to 14 points. Wisconsin up 58-42 with under 12 minutes to play. D'Mitrik Trice with eight assists for the Badgers.

Comments (4)
BuckyFan11
BuckyFan11

What a game so far by Potter!

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Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

Editor

One key area coming into this game was points in the paint. Rutgers had 42 in December vs. the Badgers. Recorded 20 in the first half, but Scarlet Knights have 8 turnovers and have not made a three-pointer yet. Also no free throws for Steve Pikiell's team.

Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

Editor

Badgers on a 7-2 run in the last 2:27. Micah Potter's three-pointer gives Wisconsin a 36-26 lead with 2:19 to play before halftime. Big stat for the game for UW right now is the three-point percentage. Greg Gard's team is shooting 45.5% (five of 11) from deep. Rutgers is 0-of-6.

BuckyFan11
BuckyFan11

Great start shooting for the Badgers!