Wisconsin-Minnesota Postgame Notes




March 14, 2014

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WISCONSIN

  • Tonight's win marks the 700th career victory for head coach Bo Ryan (700-222). He is 14-10 in Big Ten Tournament games, and the 14 wins ranks third all-time in tournament play.
  • The Badgers advance to the tournament semifinal for the third straight year and ninth time overall.
  • Wisconsin has won six of last eight meetings with Minnesota and is 2-0 vs. the Gophers in Big Ten Tournament play.
  • Senior G Ben Brust set a new career mark with 29 points. It is his fourth 20-point game this season and second vs. Minnesota (20 on Feb. 13). His 9-for-9 effort at the free throw line is also a new career best.
  • Freshman G Bronson Koenig contributed a career-high 14 points, going a perfect 5-for-5 from the field, including 4-for-4 from three-point range.
  • Junior F/C Frank Kaminsky pulled down a team-best 12 rebounds, matching his career high. It is his fourth time this year with 10 or more rebounds. He also added three blocked shots, one off his career best.
  • Freshman F Nigel Hayes' 15 points put him in double figures for the 11th time this season.
  • Sophomore F Sam Dekker tallied 10 points, hitting the double-digit mark for the 25th time in 32 games.
  • The Badgers are 80-2 when leading or tied with five minutes left since Feb. 2011, including 24-1 this year.
  • Wisconsin opened the game with a 21-9 advantage and went into halftime with a 12-point lead at 34-22. The Badgers never trailed in the game.
  • Wisconsin held Minnesota without a field goal for the final 3:05 of the first half and for more than 6:30 in the second half (15:55-9:15).
  • The Badgers' bench had a 38-12 scoring advantage.

MINNESOTA

  • Lead the all-time series 96-90.
  • Minnesota is 11-9 all-time in Big Ten Tournament games played in Indianapolis.
  • The Golden Gophers are officially 12-15 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Junior G DeAndre Mathieu led the team with 18 points, marking the 21st time this season that Mathieu has registered double figures in points.
  • Sophomore F Joey King tallied 14 points, his fifth time this year scoring 10 or more points in a game, and recorded a season high by going 3-for-3 from three-point range.
  • Juniors Maurice Walker and Elliott Eliason led the team with seven rebounds each.