Badgers set school record for 3s, while La Crosse’s Kobe King has career-high assists
A record-setting night for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team.
The Badgers hit a school-record 18 3-pointers and pulled away from Nebraska 82-68 with a big second half Tuesday at the Kohl Center.
Wisconsin (12-7, 5-3 Big Ten), up 39-38 at half, finished 18-for-34 from beyond the arc. Both Brad Davison and Previn Pritzl were 4 of 8 from deep.
Of the Badgers that shot 3-pointers, only Kobe King didn’t make one. The La Crosse native was 3-for-11 from the field, 0-for-2 from beyond the arc in scoring nine points — all in the first half.
King did, however, have a career-high five assists in 30 minutes. The Badgers had 23 assists on 29 field goals.
D’Mitrik Trice added 11 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists against Nebraska (7-12, 2-6), which has now lost fourth consecutive games.
Davison got the 3-point barrage going early in the second half with back-to-back 3-pointers. He scored 11 of his 14 out of the locker room.
The Cornhuskers did pull within 66-61 with 8 minutes remaining after a 19-7 run but that was as close as it got.
Nate Reuvers, who had 11 points and four blocks, moved into fourth place on Wisconsin’s all-time blocks list. The 6-foot-11 junior now has 127 for his career, passing Rashard Griffith’s 124.
Nebraska: At No. 24 Rutgers on Saturday.
Wisconsin: At Purdue on Friday.
TOP PHOTO: Wisconsin’s Kobe King (23) shoots against Nebraska’s Yvan Ouedraogo during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 82-68. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)