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Wisconsin - Indiana Score,Live Blog:UW Badger Basketball





















UW Badger Basketball



Wisconsin vs Indiana

Time: Sunday, 1:00 PM CT
Score: Badgers - Hoosiers 83-55


Game recap / final thoughts at the bottom.

Badger Live Game Blog: Former Purdue coach Gene Keady in his preview for the game said that a big key for Indiana is getting points on the fast break, all I can say is good luck with that as the Badgers have proven that is nearly impossible against them. By the way did you know that Gene Keady was a 19th round draft choice as the Pittsburgh Steelers as a quarterback, his NFL career was ended by a knee injury. Other fun facts on Keady before the game starts is that he lettered in college at Kansas State in baseball,football, and track, thats right no basketball. After Keady had to leave the NFL he was a teacher at Beloit High School (in Kansas) and the only coaching job open was basketball so he took it and went 187-48 from 1959 to 1965. He left Beloit for stops at Hutchinson Junior College followed by Arkansas, and Western Kentucky before taking over the Boilermakers in 1980.  We all know that Gene Keady had an excellent coaching career that included winning National Coach of the Year 6 times, however he never reached the Final Four, hopefully Bo Ryan doesn't join him in that regard.

Game time:
Indiana controls the tip and then travels.
Hughes off to a good start as he hits the three.
Badgers get another 3 this time from Jbo and then score down low. Some internet problems have us behind, but we are back.
Hughes steps back and hits another 3. Badgers 12 to 2.
Nice steal by JBo, boy that was nice defense and an example of how he has expanded his game.
Evans in, and Evans goes to town down low and puts it in.
Timeout Indiana: Badger score 14 Indiana 2.
Evans picks up a foul down low as he was contesting the shot.
Timeout on the floor: Badger score 14 Indiana 2
(The Badgers have gotten off to another hot start in this game as the shots are falling and Indiana looks a little bewildered right now. Hopefully Indiana doesn't turn it around like Illinois but we don't see that happening as the Hoosiers just don't match up to the Badgers like the Illini did.)
Indiana rattles in the first free throw but the second rattles out.
Jbo looking to drive and does but gets stopped, kicks to Hughes and he hits another 3.
Indiana scores an easy 2 down low, need better post defense.
Mike B. steps down low and an excellent kick to Jbo who hits a three.
Indiana puts up a quick brick of a 3 and Hughes gets out and runs and is fouled.
Badger score 22 Indiana 5
Rob Wilson in and Hughes takes a breather.
Indiana with a nice possession scores down low.
Wilson nice pass to an open Bohannon and he strokes the three.
Indiana gets to cute throws it away and Taylor intercepts and runs the floor and finishes with a layup.
Timeout Indiana: Badger score 27 Indiana 7
(Indiana is really feeling the wrath of a Badger team trying to avenge a tough loss. One positive for Indiana is they have had some success down low)
Badgers pick up a foul down low. The Indiana 3 is off but falls out of bounds to the Hoosiers.
Nice defense down low forces a turnover.
Jbo shoots an early open 3 and is a little short.
Jones Indiana's leading scorer gets some shooters luck on a 3.
Badgers working the swing, Taylor with a bad looking runner.
Jones hits a pullup jumper and Indiana is coming back.
Nankivil goes to work down low and muscles it in and the foul.
Timeout: Badger score 29 Indiana 11
(The Badgers need to stop Indiana from going to work down low, Indiana has had some pretty easy shots that they have converted on.)
Nankivil hits his free throw for the old fashioned three pointer.
Indiana goes to work down low again, they pass it outside and travel.
Nice pass by Hughes after a drive down low but Jarmusz misses the open 3.
Indiana gets a 3 in transition.
Badgers hit a jumper after running the swing.
Indiana travels outside again, they were trying to beat JBo with the dribble.
Jbo with a great drive down low, very creative after it looked liked he was stopped.
Jarmusz gets beat down low but Indiana misses.
Hughes looses the ball on the drive but it goes off of Indiana.
Evans has it poke away but comes back on the other end with an excellent block on the other end.
The Badgers come right back to Evans down low and he gets fouled.
Timeout: Badger score 34 Indiana 14
(You had to like how Evans didn't hang his head after a nice strip by Jones but instead came right back down the court for a highlight reel block. Evans sliced his way down low out of know where to block a shot down low that looked like an easy basket.)
Hughes gets open right out of the inbound but misses the shot and then Ryan Evans comes up with another one for the highlight reel as he dives to the deck out of know where for the rebound and calls timeout as he is going down.
Evans goes to work down low and lays it in, nice patience by Evans and boy was he missed against the Illini.
Nice use of the glass on the running jumper for Indiana.
Badgers really working the swing, and the clock goes down and Taylor misses the three.
Indiana is able to run and lays it in.
Mike B. with a nice pass to Taylor and he hits the open 3.
Indiana picks up an offensive foul away from the ball.
Taylor turns it over but Jarmusz fights to get it back for the Badgers, nice hustle by Jarmusz going to the deck.
Taylor with a nice drive to the rim but he can't finish again, he is just struggling when he goes down low.
Hughes travels.
Indiana misses and early jumper.
Jbo drives down low scores and is fouled, he hits his free throw.
Indiana forces a bad pass and Jarmusz turns them over.
Badgers get fouled down low.
Timeout: Badger score 39 Indiana 18
(Badgers still playing pretty well but you have to give Indiana credit by not letting the game get completely out of hand, Badgers also have been able to get minutes for the young players like Mike, Tucker is on hand for this game by the way.)
Badgers drives and scores, nice move to be able to get the shot up.
Nice defense down low turns over Indiana again.
Hughes slices and dices down low and lays it in again.
Timeout Indiana: Badger score 46 Indiana 18
(Indiana sort of lost their defensive intensity on the last couple of plays but nice finishes by Hughes)
Taylors' man shakes him and hits the jumper.
Indiana in a zone defense, JBo off on the three from the corner.
Indiana hits a three on the other end.
Trevon misses a three.
Indiana offensive foul on a push by the ball handler down low.
JBo travels. 
Indiana gets a couple of chances down low but can't convert.
Taylor takes a three off a kick out but he shouldn't have taken that as he didn't set.
Hughes takes a hard elbow to the jaw and they have to stop play and he is out and Wilson is in.
Hughes looks like he should be OK after he shakes loose the cobwebs.
Indiana hits a deep jumper.
Badgers miss a three and then Mike B. with an excellent play on the rebound but can't coral it.

Halftime:
Well the Badgers have gotten back on track with the dribble drive and they have been using it to destroy Indiana with runners and open 3s that they have buried. Also it was nice to see Evans be able to get into this game and become a positive factor. Mike B. has gotten to play a lot of minutes as well but has been pretty invisible except for going for the rebound with the half winding down. Hughes and Jbo have been on fire. Hughes with 16 and Jbo with 14 as they have both hit threes and runners. Badgers shooting 46.2% from three and 53.1% from the field, they forced 9 turnovers and out rebounded Indiana 17 to 10. The Badgers also hit all 6 of their foul shots and Trevon had 4 of them which is nice to see as he has been struggling.

Second Half:
Badgers almost turn it over but the Badgers find Nankivil down low and he slams it open with almost backboard breaking authority.
Offensive foul down low on Indiana.
Badgers get JBo a fairly open 3 but he is just a little off, he had a little trouble getting the pass and probably shouldn't have taken that shot as it was rushed.
Badgers foul down low, Hughes almost with a great steal but looses it out of bounds. Offensive foul on Jones.
Nice pass by Trevon to an open Taylor, he misses the three but Nankivil lays in the rebound.
Nice move down low beats Jarmusz for 2 down low.
Badgers work the swing and Jbo gets fouled as he begins to drive. Indiana gets another foul.
Taylor works one on one down low and hits the jumper.
Hughes with a quick steal but Jarmusz misses another 3.
Nankivil with an excellent block down low but it goes out to Indiana, Nankivil very patient.
Indiana hits a three off the inbound.
Indiana with a blocking foul.
Bad pass down low and the Badgers turn it over.
Jbo with a nice pick and then good ball movement and they hit Nankivil going to the rim and he lays it in.
Timeout: Badger score 54 Indiana 29
(Keaton Nankivil has really come alive to start the second half, he must have really recognized his first half was a little lack luster as he has come out with major intensity. Jarmusz is having a real rough game as he has gotten beat a few times on defense and has been missing open 3s.)
Indiana moving the ball a lot out of the timeout, they get a nice shot but miss it.
Nankivil goes to work down low but can't hit over the Indiana defense.
Badgers don't close out on Jones and he misses a 3.
Jones picks up a foul working on Taylor.
Jbo gets the ball of the inbound and instantly hits the jumper.
Hughes gets called for a foul out top his second.
Indiana really being more patient on offense, Mike B. picks up a foul on a rebound, Indiana hits a medium range jumper off the inbound.
JBo loks to drive pulls it back and is short on the jumper.
Taylor commits a foul on defense.
The Badgers turn it over as they try to run and Indiana gets a layup.
Indiana fouls Bohannon.
Timeout UW: Badger score 56 Indiana 36
(The Badgers have gotten a little sloppy playing with the big lead. Mike B. has gotten a lot of minutes in this game, surprisingly Rob Wilson has not been seen much in this game and Evans hasn't gotten as many minutes early in the half as you would expect)
Jbo at the free throw line and misses the front end of a 1 and 1.
Evans hits a jumper.
Indiana commits an over and back violation.
Jbo forces a bad pass but it goes off of Indiana out of bounds.
Hughes misses a three after he and Wilson work the two man game. 
Indiana looks to run but has to settle down.
Off the ball foul by Indiana as Evans frustrates them. Evans misses the front of a 1 and 1 but gets the board. Jbo hits a three his first in a while.
Indiana with a quick 3 is short.
JBo loks to push but pulls it back, Evans misses a jumper but Mike B. gets the board and JBo hits the three. Jbo has 22 points.
Timeout Indiana: Badger score 64 Indiana 36
(Jason Bohannon is having another terrific all around game with 22 points on 5 of 8 three point shooting, we are going to get some suspense over with and tell you that he will win our player of the game for a shocking third straight week. It has like a light has just gone off in his head and he is playing with so much confidence right now, you can just see his confidence. In the timeout Bo Ryan is still trying to coach the team out.)
Badgers steal it, run and find a wide open Bohannon and he buries another 3.
Mike B. gets called for another foul trying to stop the drive down low. Nice cut by Indiana gets an easy 2.
Mike B. does an excellent job keeping the ball alive after a miss, and then Nankivil misses the put back but Mike taps it home.
Badgers foul down low.
Timeout: Badger Score 69 Indiana 38
(Mike B. works so hard when he is on the court and it is great to see, he does a great job of keeping possessions alive. We sort of question Bo's decision not to play Mike B. and Evans versus the Illini as they would have really helped at keeping the ball alive down low. Sure they would have killed the Badgers on the offensive end but they were already shooting 23% in the second half they could have used the hustle and determination those two bring.)
Moore hits one out of 2 free throws.
Nice pass by Taylor to JBo on the back door and JBo converts the layup.
Indiana fouls down low on the offensive end.
With 6 seconds on the shot clock JBo hits another 3, he has 30.
Badgers commit a back court violation.
Jarmuzs commits a foul down low and Indiana makes both free throws.
Badgers work the swing, Taylor forces a late three and is off. Bergrren a little gimpy after going for the board.
Indiana turns it over on a bad pass.
Bohannon short on a long open 3.
Bo gets Jason Bohannon off the court and he gets a standing ovation.
Jones hits two free throws.
Taylor misses a three and he is still cold.
Indiana misses a quick shot Taylor hits a medim range jumper.
Indiana hits a quick shot.
Bad possession by Wilson as he is way short on a 3 and then gets the Badgers a shot clock violation as he can't get a shot off.
Timeout: Badger score 76 Indiana 46
Evans with some nice defense forces a travel on a drive to the hoop.
Wilson draws a foul away from the ball, and it it a fragrant foul and Wilson hits two free throws with nobody at the line.
Bo goes to the bench and gets Smith into the game.
Evans travels on a drive to the hoop, not sure on that one.
Evans gets beat for a jumper.
Wilson with a crazy good drive to the hoop and he hits the runner, he has such great control when driving and still looking at the hoop.
The Badgers get called for an intentional foul somehow and Indiana hits 2 free throws.
J.P. in the game at the minute thirty mark.
Indiana misses a long jumpers.
Smith misses a jumper as the bench was ready to erupt.
Valyntine with a foul down low. Badgers get a lane violation on the second free throw and Indiana hits one of two.
Evans off with a jumper and you would like to see him hit that one.
J.P. commits a foul on the rebound. Indiana hits two free throws.
Smith gets the crowd into it after he pulls up for a jumper and hits and scores, he converts the three point play.
Badgers subs force a turnover but then give it back for a layup.


Fast break Badger recap: Well Jason Bohannon and Hughes came out hot for the Badgers as the dribble drive and kick outs worked beautifully. Nice game overall for the Badgers as they got back to what they do best. Jason Bohannon with another terrific game as he scored 30 points on 7 of 11 three point shooting, he is doing such a great job of getting himself open shots. Jbo with 30,Hughes with 17,Taylor 11,Nankivil 9, Evans 6,Wilson 4, Smith 3, Jarmusz 2,Mike B. 2. Badgers shot 40% from three, and 50.8% from the floor, 32 rebounds to 22, forced 20 turnovers and had 15 assists. Nice job of the Badgers getting back on track, only Wilson and Jarmusz had tough games. We predicted a blowout but were unwilling to predict an over 20 point win even though we saw it coming, we didn't see the potential to win by 40 though.

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