Hoosiers Fall At Wisconsin
Jan. 31, 2008
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Trevon Hughes scored 16 points, Marcus Landry had 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 13 Wisconsin held on to beat No. 11 Indiana 62-49 on Thursday night after the Hoosiers rallied behind D.J. White and freshman Eric Gordon.
White had his way with Wisconsin (17-3, 7-1 Big Ten) most of the game, finishing with 22 points and 17 rebounds. But Wisconsin's Michael Flowers, who scored 10 points, mostly contained Gordon, who fell awkwardly in practice Tuesday and was wearing a padded foam splint on his left wrist.
Patient and experienced, the Badgers looked in complete control early in the second half after Hughes whipped a behind the back pass to Flowers for an easy layup, and Greg Stiemsma's follow-up basket gave Wisconsin a 46-26 lead with 12:55 to play.
That's when Indiana (17-3, 6-1) made its move.
After a tentative first half, Gordon, who finished with 16 points on 6 of 14 shooting, picked it up with a personal 10-0 run. He nailed a 3 from NBA range with his dad, Eric Sr., watching intently in the crowd. White added five points of his own on the 17-2 run he capped with a little hook in the paint that made it 48-43 with 7:23 left.
But the Badgers' defense stiffened, holding the best offensive team in the conference to its lowest scoring output of the season, and they kept getting timely offensive rebounds.
Joe Krabbenhoft tipped in a shot with just under four minutes to play to give Wisconsin a 53-45 lead.
Moments later, Hughes, who was just 3-for-15 from the field, drove the length of the court for a layup that made it 57-47 with Gordon taking a shot to the wind pipe on a screen in the process.
He came out, and watched the Badgers grab another offensive rebound, their 15th, on the next possession before Hughes, who was 9-for-10 from the line, hit two more to put the game out of reach.
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