GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Wisconsin 68, Northwestern 52

MADISON, Wis. - Tyler Wahl paced a balanced attack with 14 points and No. 10 Wisconsin pulled away in the second half for a 68-52 victory over Northwestern.

The Badgers gained control with a 12-0 run midway through the second half. Micah Potter's 3-pointer put Wisconsin up 56-39.

Northwestern went scoreless for almost six minutes until Chase Audige's 3-pointer made it 56-42 with 10:26 left.

D'Mitrik Trice added 12 points, Brad Davison 11 and Potter 10 for Wisconsin (12-3, 6-2 Big Ten).

Audige had 16 points and Miller Kopp 10 for Northwestern (6-7, 3-6), which has lost six straight.

Wahl opened the second half with a three-point play to put Wisconsin up 44-34, but the Badgers missed their next nine shots before Wahl hit a 3-pointer from the top to make it 47-39.

The Wildcats failed to capitalize during that stretch, missing four shots and committing three turnovers.

Wisconsin took its biggest lead of the first half at 29-17 when Jonathan Davis scored on a layup to cap an 11-4 run. Northwestern rallied within 36-32 on Audige's 3-pointer.

Associated Press

January 20, 2021