Hayes made 8-of-11 shots, including both attempts behind the
arc, while Frank Kaminsky contributed 20 points, 15 rebounds and
a career-best seven blocks for Wisconsin (3-0). Sam Dekker
chipped in with 19 points for the Badgers, who shot 51.9 percent
from the field and pounded Green Bay 45-31 on the boards.
Keifer Sykes led the way with 20 points for the Phoenix (1-1),
who were facing a top-five team for the first time since taking
on Kentucky in 1996. Greg Mays scored eight points while Jordan
Fouse grabbed 10 rebounds for Green Bay, which shot 35.4 percent
from the field.
Sykes registered 14 points in the first half, including a layup
to knot the score at 20, but Wisconsin slowly pulled away while
dominating on the boards 26-13 in the opening 20 minutes. Hayes
posted 13 points and Kaminsky added 10 as the Badgers built
their lead as high as 11 before settling for a 38-29 edge at
Wisconsin came out of the gate fast in the second half as Dekker
scored seven and Hayes added four during an 11-3 run that pushed
its lead to 17. Hayes drained back-to-back 3-pointers to give
the Badgers a 56-37 advantage and the Phoenix could not muster a
GAME NOTEBOOK: Wisconsin has beaten Green Bay in 20 of 21
meetings overall and is 17-0 at home in the series. … The
Phoenix committed 15 fouls in the first half and four different
players accumulated three. … Badgers F Duje Dukan made his
season debut after sitting out the first two games by NCAA rules
after regaining a year of eligibility and collected five points
and six rebounds.
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