WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
- Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson each scored 15 points Saturday, helping No. 9Wisconsin end its three-game losing streak with a 72-58 victory at Purdue. The Badgers (17-3, 4-3 Big Ten) won for the first time since starting 16-0. Itwas only their fourth win ever at Mackey Arena. Terone Johnson and Bryson Scott each had 10 points to lead Purdue, but theBoilermakers (13-7, 3-4) lost their second straight. Wisconsin relied on an old-school formula to win this one - committing just nineturnovers while limiting the Boilermakers to just 35.4 percent shooting from thefield.
Despite making only 13 baskets over the final 34 minutes, the Badgers stillmanaged to turn a three-point halftime lead into a 10-point advantage early inthe second half, then fended off one Purdue charge before pulling away late.
Written By: Associated Press