Madison, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Frank Kaminsky scored a single-game school
record of 43 points for the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers to lead them to a
103-85 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Sioux.
Sam Dekker scored 19 points, Traevon Jackson scored 14 points and eight
assists and Ben Brust also added 10 points for the Badgers (4-0), who had
their first three games decided by a total of 20 points.
Troy Huff scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jaron Nash scored 19
points and Aaron Anderson added 11 points for North Dakota (1-1), which faces
North Dakota State Sunday.
Nine minutes into the first half the game saw five lead changes with a lead of
no larger than five points by either team.
Wisconsin led by 15 with five minutes remaining in the half but with the help
of Huff's shooting, North Dakota was able to get back within 10 points, 55-45,
despite the Badgers' great shooting.
The scoring was highlighted by sharp shooting from Kaminsky and Huff. Kaminsky
shot 7-for-8 from the field and 4-for-4 from the arc, while Huff was 11-for-15
from the field and also 4-for-5 from the arc.
As the second half began Wisconsin put their foot on the gas pedal and refused
to let up. The Badgers extended their lead to 13 several times, but after a
layup by Huff with 14:49 to play made it 64-55, the Fighting Sioux came no
closer than the nine points.
As hard as Huff and the Fighting Sioux tried to stay in the game Kaminsky had
more help on his side to carry the Badgers to victory. A Brust 3-pointer with
11:19 to play gave the Badgers a 17-point lead, 74-57.
Kaminsky finished the game 16-of-19 from the field and a perfect 6-for-6 from
the arc, while Huff finished 15-of-22 from the field and 4-for-6 from three.
The Badgers are 6-0 all-time against the Fighting Sioux and 85-4 at home
against unranked non-conference opponents since Bo Ryan took over as coach in
2001-02 ... The Badgers won 85-53 in Madison the last time the teams met on
Nov. 16, 2010 ... The Fighting Sioux haven't faced a ranked team since an
84-58 loss at No. 17 Kansas on Dec. 31, 2011 ... Wisconsin has won 93 of its
last 94 games when shooting a higher FG percentage than its opponents,
including a mark of 18-0 last season.
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