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King scores 12 as Badgers blow out UW-GB

King scores 12 as Badgers blow out UW-GB


MADISON, Wis. — La Crosse native Kobe King had 12 points and four assists in helping the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team to a win Thursday.

King was 2-for-3 from beyond the arc, as the Badgers defeated UW-Green Bay 88-70 at the Kohl Center.

In four games this season — King missed one game with a minor ankle injury suffered in practice — the redshirt sophomore is averaging 11.5 points on 43.3-percent shooting from the field (13-for-30) and 50-percent shooting from beyond the arc (3-for-6).

He’s also at 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.8 turnovers.

Nate Reuvers led the Badgers (4-1), who were up 51-29 at halftime, with 19 points, while teammate D’Mitrik Trice had 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Wisconsin shot 51.6 percent from the field and 15-for-31 from beyond the arc. UW-GB (1-3) was just 4 of 20 from deep and finished shooting 47.5 percent from the field.

The Badgers, who outrebounded the Phoenix 39-25, are back in action Monday and Tuesday at the Legends Classic from Brooklyn. They play Richmond on Monday and and No. 19 Auburn or New Mexico on Tuesday. Both games will be on ESPN2.

TOP PHOTO: @BadgerMBB on Twitter.

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