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Brust scores 14 as Wisconsin beats Colgate 68-41

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[November 17, 2011]  MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Reserve Ben Brust scored a career-high 17 points to lead No. 14 Wisconsin to a 68-41 win over Colgate on Wednesday night.

Brust, a sophomore guard, scored 13 points in the first half, including four 3-pointers. The Badgers (2-0) were 8 of 14 from beyond the arc as they built a 42-20 halftime lead.

It was the second straight game in double figures for Brust, who scored a total of 10 points in 15 games as a freshman. He hit his second 3-pointer from 25 feet out in front of the Colgate bench, and his fourth on a pull-up from the top of the key when no Raiders defender met him as he brought the ball up. He shot 6 of 11 from the floor and made half of his 8 3-point attempts.

No other player scored in double figures for Wisconsin, which finished the game 10 of 23 from 3-point range. The Badgers hit 15 3s in their season-opening win over Kennesaw State on Saturday.

Preseason All-America point guard Jordan Taylor was 3 of 4 from long range and Berggren added another 3 in the first half for the Badgers, who also outscored the Raiders 16-4 in the paint before the break

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Wisconsin cooled off in the second half, scoring just two points in the first 8 minutes, but their lead never fell below 18 as Colgate (1-1) shot 34.8 percent from the floor.

Colgate could only muster six points during the Badgers' cold spell, which ended when Colgate was called for goaltending on Rob Wilson's putback attempt with 11:40 left. Wisconsin didn't sink another field goal until Brust scored with 9:32 to go.

John Brandenburg led the Raiders with 11 points.

[Associated Press]

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