Game Recap: Enough in the Tank
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Jared Berggren scored 13 (USA Today Sports)
Jared Berggren scored 13 (USA Today Sports)

Posted Jan 3, 2013

Jared Berggren, Ben Brust and Ryan Evans score 13 points a piece, including a number of key buckets down the stretch, to help Wisconsin survive a late scare and beat Penn State, 60-51, for the 16th straight time at home to open the conference season.

Wisconsin 60, Penn State 51

AP Recap

Box score and play-by-play (pdf)

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Notes: The Badgers won their 10th-consecutive Big Ten opener. Wisconsin is one of just three teams to win each of their last 10 conference openers, joining Kansas and Gonzaga ... UW notched its 16th-straight home win over Penn State, the conference’s fourth-longest active home win streak vs. a Big Ten opponent. Overall, the Badgers have won 16 of the last 18 meetings with the Nittany Lions ... Bo Ryan improved to 133-54 (.711) in Big Ten games, the second-highest winning percentage in conference history (trailing only Ohio State’s Thad Matta, .712) ... Senior Ryan Evans tallied 13 points, his fourth consecutive double-digit scoring game and ninth of the season. Wisconsin holds a record of 8-1 when Evans scores in double figures. Evans was just one board shy of a double-double, finishing with a team-best nine rebounds ... Senior Jared Berggren finished with 13 points, his fourth consecutive and 12th double-digit scoring performance this season. Berggren scored nine points in the first half and was held scoreless in the second half until hitting back-to-back dunks with less than two minutes remaining in the game ... Junior Ben Brust scored 13 points, his seventh double-digit scoring performance of the year ... Senior Mike Bruesewitz scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half and recorded his fourth double-digit scoring performance of the season.

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