The UW Badger basketball team against Boston College started for the second straight game very slow but turned it on the second half for the 65 to 55 win. In order to get the win the Badgers used an insane 26 to 2 run keyed by Jordan Taylor and Jon Leuer. Things actually got a little dicy after the Badgers were up 22 with 5 minutes to play and Bo took Leuer out for Evans and then Evans had a series of turnovers that made things much tighter than needed in the final minutes.
Badger Three Points:
1: The Badgers again started very slowly from the field and even more disturbing was the lack of hustle on the defensive end. In the first half it seemed like Mike B. was the only player who brought his hustle to Orlando.
2: In this tournament Taylor has looked surprisingly tentative but once he got things going in the second half he really took it to the Boston College Eagles smaller guard. Taylor finished with 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting.
3: Keaton Nankivil plays far to passive and this has been a problem his whole Badger career. It looked like this was going to be another passive game for him but he got things going in the second half and it sparked the rest of the team as well, that is the type of play the Badgers need out of their senior big man.
Josh Gasser update:Gasser finished with 8 points on 3 of 6 shooting, he missed 2 very open looks from three otherwise he would have had a great offensive game. Gasser also had 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and what is most impressive for a freshman guard no turnovers. Gasser's defense still needs a lot of work as he doesn't fight hard enough through screens and is slow on help defense, but right now he is helping the team more than hurting it. He played 31 minutes in the game an almost unthinkable stat for a freshman on a Bo Ryan team.
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