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Wisconsin - Northwestern Score,Live Blog

Wisconsin vs Northwestern
Badger Score vs Northwestern 60-50 Final

First Half:
Joining in on the action from the 7:40 minute mark, sorry for the delay.
The Badgers aren't closing out on the three point shooters and are giving up wide open attempts and the Wildcats are taking advantage. On the offensive end Northwestern is respectin Evans and he has had some open looks and needs to start converting them.
Evans did have a great catch down low though that yielded an easy layup.
Badgers working the swing Trevon miss from 3, Mike B. clears the board. Trevon with a double dribble.
Wildcats, Badgers defense working hard and JBo gets a steal goes the other way pulls up and gets an easy 2.
Badger Score 17 NU 18
Illegal screen on the Wildcats, Hughes trying to work through it.
Jordan Taylor and delivers a nice pass down low for an easy 2 from Jbo.
NU can't hit the runner and Badgers going the other way.
Nankivil to long on an open 3.
More hard defense and Trevon forces a held ball on a drive to the hoop, good team defense.
Badgers can't inbound and they need to call timeout. Badgers set up a great play that gives Taylor an easy layup off the inbounds.
Shurna hits a deep 2.
Hughes drives with the clock running down draws the foul.
Timout on the floor at 4 minute mark.
Hughes hits 1 of his 2 free throws.
Northwestern has to work all the way inside 5 seconds but gets an open 3 and hits.
Hughes turns the ball over on the baseline.
Northwestern hits inside the paint over Nankivil.
Badgers need to pick it up with the half closing out. Jarmusz hits an open 3 from the corner.
A long Wildcat three is off, Badger ball.
Badger Score 25 NU 25
Trevon Hughes gets called on an offensive foul with some hand action during the dribble, bad call and big flop.
Nash hits a long jumper for NU.
Badgers working the swing all the way down and Nankivil hits a deep 2.
Badgers get called for a foul of a NU miss with .4 seconds left, a horrible foul as the Northwestern play fell due to his own momentum with no contact not created by him being out of control. Another horrible call by the officials for the second week in a row that can effect momentum.
NU can't convert on the inbounds play with .4 seconds, Shurna shot is off.
Halftime
Badger Score 27 Northwestern 27
The Badgers are doing a good job at scoring without Leuer as the Badgers guards continue to play strong, JBo has 10 Taylor has 7 and Hughes is 0-3 with 1 points. The Badgers as mentioned in our keys to the game are having problems closing out on open 3 point shooters and Northwestern is 4 of 8 from three. The three point shooting is the reason this game is tied, the Badgers need to do a better job of closing out in the second half, on the positive side they seemed to do a better job of this late in the first half. The Badgers on the other hand were only 2 of 10 from three so hopefully that stat will improve. Overall the Badgers are shooting 50% from the field as they have been able to get some easy points with terrific passing and even running the fast break. Bo Ryan is going with an 8 man rotation with Evans, Wilson and Mike B. being the bench players. Evans has been making a good contribution on both ends of the floor, but Wilson and Mike B. have yet to shoot. Look for Keaton Nankivil to come alive in the second half as he seems to be solid with his shot today, also look for Bohannon test a little more to see if he has it from 3 today he was 0 for 2 in the first half.
Second Half
Nash gets another 2 as he turns the corner and shoots he has 11.
Taylor drives to the hoop and is hacked. Foul on Thompson his first.
Taylor hits 1 of 2 foul shots, but a lane violation is called and he gets 2.
Badger Score 29 NU 29
Taylor fouls down but NU misses an open 3.
Hughes can't hit a fall away jumper and that wasted some great ball movement.
Thompson drives on Nankivil and wins.
Foul on Nash. Nankivil short on an open 3.
Foul on Nankivil down low as Thompson drives again.
After an air ball an easy put back.
Jbo knocks down a big 3 from the corner.
Shurner misses the jumper.
Taylor off from 3, Mike B gets the rebound and Nankivil misses Mike B fouled and it isn't called and NU takes advantage for 2.
The Badgers go to Mike B down low and he puts it off the glass.
NU off and JBo hits another 3 from the corner.
Nice curl and pass gives NU and easy 2.
Badger Score 36 NU 37
Mike B. another nice rebound off a Badger miss but they still come up empty.
NU wild possesion and it goes the other way as they find Mike B. down low but he misses from close. Still Mike B. is really playing hard and well at the moment.
The tempo over the last few minutes has favored NU at a face, coming out of the timeout look for the Badgers to slow the game down.
Trevon Hughes still has just 1 point at the 13:00 mark.
Bad trip for the Badgers as JBo gets blocked and then Nankivil walks with the ball.
Taylor with some nice hard defense draws a foul after a scramble breaks loose.
Hughes does a good job of getting to the lane but misses the runner.
NU misses down low and fouls on the rebound.
Jarmusz out Wilson in. Rebounds are even at 22.
Hughes looking to asert himself now but can't find a shot, NU foul.
Hughes with a deep 3 is off and they didn't have good ball movement out of the timeout.
Hold on Evans away from the ball his 1st, 2nd on UW.
Evans with a nice close out on Shurna from 3, Shurna drives walks and then gets fouled by Evans. Shurna walked long before the foul but the refs miss that Shurna hits 2.
Bohannon off from 3, an early 3 and it was contested.
Foul away from the ball by NW on offense, someone ran over Hughes.
Taylor drives and puts up a bad shot the Badgers rebound twice but Taylor misses an open 3.
Badgers bail out an out of control drive with a foul. Crawford misses both.
Badgers driving to start every trip now. Hughes really trying to get shots down low and gets fouled. Hughes hits 1 of 2. He is 0-7 from the field.
Badger Score 37 - NU 39
Badgers give up to many offensive rebounds and they end up fouling, Wilson his second foul.
Northwestern hits 1 of 2 foul shots.
Badgers really need points as you are starting to get the feeling they can't get the lead.
Badgers miss open 3s from Jbo and Taylor and then Hughes senses he doesn't have his shot today and passes on an open 3. Jbo drives down low and gets fouled. The Badgers shooters are now clearly rattled and this isn't a good sign. Again though the Badgers are looking to drive to the hoop every time down the court.
Jbo hits both foul shots.
Badger Score 39 - NU 40
Jarmusz fouls away from the ball.
Mike B. fouls down low on a drive, Mike did a pretty good job on that play.
Nash hits both foul shots.
NU extending their defense now and it is working. Taylor fouled while dribbling through the defense. Hughes hits a 3 with the clock going down, big hit and it is finally back to tied.
Badger Score 42 - NU 42
Mike B. fouls and Northwestern is in the 1 and 1, they hit 1 of 1.
Crawford fouls over the back on the NU miss free throw and now Jarmusz is shooting 1 and 1 and misses, Nankivil rebounds and gets fouled.
Nankivil hits both and the Badgers have the lead for the first time in a long time.
Northwestern scores, Hughes drives and scores.
Badgers leave an open 3 and NU back up 2.
Taylor in trouble as he can't find a pass and gets bailed out by a kick.
Hughes long from 3 but he gets it bak after the rebound and hits another 3. Badgers up 1.
Northwestern short arms the jumper, going the Badgers way.
Taylor misses a 3 gets the rebound and Hughes hits another 3 and he is feeling it now.
Badger Score 52 - NU 48
Badgers are going only 3 deep on the bench tonight but NU is going 2 deep.
Badgers playing good defense and then JBo fouls with the clock running down.
Timeout on the floor, the Badgers need to keep the defensive pressure on as the offense still looks shaky.
NU misses the front end of a 1 and 1 going the other way.
Badgers really working the swing and get Hughes an open 3 and he burries it.
Hughes has taken the game over and Nankivil gets a block.
Badgers working the clock now, Hughes passes to late and the Badgers pick up a shot clock violation. Badgers bail out NU on a wild drive and shot, Jarmusz with the foul.
Badger Score 55 NU 50
90 seconds left, Badgers running clock and get fouled at 16 seconds. Badgers in the double bonus and Taylor misses the first, drains the second. Badgers up 6.
A deep 3 by Shurna is off.
Badgers working clock, and it ends up in Jbo's hands and he gets fouled.
JBo hits both.
Shurna drives and it is no good, Nankivil clears and gets fouled.
Nankivil hits both foul shots.
Offensive foul on the Wildcats.
Badgers working the clock off, and it is over.
Fast Break Thoughts:
Hughes put the Badgers on his back with 11 points in a row, most off of threes with under 7 minutes to go in the game. Prior to Hughes exploding he was 0 for 7 from the field, great to see Hughes keep working on the offensive end despite the problems. The Badgers did a good job of getting a win on the road without Leuer, Jbo is probably the player who has stepped up his game the most as he has been doing a good job of creating his own shots. The Badgers bench was shortened to 3 players but Evans made some nice contributions on offense and defense particularly in the first half. Mike B. really played a key role in getting offensive rebounds and in general playing solid defense, look for him to step up his game with more minutes.

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