UW beats Hoosiers, who haven’t won in Wisconsin since 1998 … when Bob Knight was coach
MADISON, Wis. — Ethan Happ had 28 points in leading the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team to its fifth consecutive win.
The 6-foot-10 senior was 11 of 17 from the field and added nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks in a 71-61 victory over Indiana on Monday at the Kohl Center.
He also got a surprise visit from another somewhat popular player in Wisconsin (9-7, 2-1 Big Ten).
Wisconsin has won 16 consecutive games over the Hoosiers (8-7, 1-2) in Madison. The last Indiana win there came Jan. 25, 1998. Bob Knight was its coach.
Wisconsin was without starting guard Brevin Pritzl. He was scratched 90 minutes before the game because of a head injury suffered during shootaround.
Collin Hartmann, who came in averaging 5.8 points, led Indiana with a career-high 18. He was 4 of 8 from behind the arc off the bench. Robert Johnson added 14 points, five assists.
Brad Davison added 14 points for Wisconsin, which had a 20-8 rebounding advantage in the second half.
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— Wisconsin On BTN (@WisconsinOnBTN) January 3, 2018