Recap: Wisconsin vs. Green Bay
Madison, WI (Sports Network) - Ryan Evans tallied 13 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks to lift the Wisconsin Badgers to a 65-54 win over their intrastate rival Green Bay Phoenix in a non-conference duel at the Kohl Center.
Sam Dekker and Jared Berggren chipped in 10 points each for Wisconsin (7-4), which picked up its third victory in its last four outings. Ben Brust dished out a game-high total of five assists.
Brennan Cougill registered a double-double for Green Bay (3-6) with 12 points and 12 boards. Keifer Sykes scored a game-high 14 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the field and Alex Brown contributed just eight points after being held to 3-of-11 shooting.
The Phoenix jumped out to an early seven-point lead after the Badgers opened the game with just one make on their first 10 field goal attempts. Wisconsin powered its way back on top and held a 27-23 advantage at the break. Green Bay went into the intermission trailing despite converting 40 percent of its field goals while holding the hosts to 38.5 percent shooting from the floor in the opening half.
The Badgers heated up the drain 56 percent of their field goal tries after the break. Green Bay trailed by as many as 15 points before fighting back to fall by a nine-point margin. The Phoenix went 11-of-31 from the field over the final 20 minutes.
Wisconsin came out on top despite losing the rebounding battle, 35-32.Game Notes