BLOOMINGTON, IND (WSAU) The Wisconsin men’s basketball team upset Number-two Indiana 64-to-59 in Bloomington last night. The Badgers won their 11th straight game over the Hoosiers, and nine-in-a-row against former Marquette coach Tom Crean. Wisconsin also took sole possession of first place in the Big Ten at 4-and-0 in league play. And they ended Indiana’s 11-game home winning streak, as the Hoosiers’ 59 points were a season-low.
Indiana was up by one point at the half. Wisconsin had a one-point advantage when Ryan Evans hit a jumper with 3:04 left, and the Badgers got some breathing room after that. Wisconsin controlled the tempo throughout, with 12 assists to just eight turnovers. And they tightened their defense in the second half, limiting the Hoosiers’ Cody Zeller to just 1-of-7 from the floor. Zeller led all scorers with 23 points, and he had 10 rebounds as Indiana ended a six-game winning streak.
The Hoosiers dropped to 3-and-1 in the Big Ten, and 15-and-2 overall.
Four Badgers scored in double figures, led by Ryan Evans with 13. And Wisconsin won its seventh straight following its December eighth loss to Marquette.
The Badgers are now 13-and-4 overall, and will play at Iowa on Saturday.