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Badgers fall to Virginia

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Wisconsin Badgers basketball.
Wisconsin Badgers basketball.

MADISON (WSAU-TSN)  Joe Harris led the way with 22 points as the Virginia Cavaliers downed the Wisconsin Badgers, 60-54, at the Kohl Center as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

For the Cavaliers (5-2), Darion Arkins added 14 points and Akil Mitchell posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Ben Brust led the Badgers (4-3) with 15 points while Jared Berggren chipped in with 12 points.

Virginia shot 45.5 percent from the field in the first half as it took a 24-23 lead into the break. Wisconsin struggled with its shooting in the first half, making just 37 percent of its field goals, but was able to connect on 3- of-9 from beyond the three-point line.

In the second half the Badgers improved slightly, connecting on 39.3 percent from the field and 5-of-13 from three-point range. The Cavaliers hit on 45.8 of their field goal attempts and 5-of-13 from long range after the break. An 11-4 scoring advantage at the free-throw line in the second half helped the Cavaliers hold on for the victory.

Virginia outrebounded Wisconsin, 36-25, and outscored the Badgers 14-4 at the charity stripe overall.

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