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Badgers, Marquette Post Wins

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MADISON, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Every Wisconsin starter scored in double-figures last night, as the Badger men's basketball team pounded Bowling Green 88-to-64 in Madison. 

Ben Brust led the way with 19 points.  Frank Kaminsky, who scored 43 on Tuesday night, had 14 last evening along with Sam Dekker.  Traevon Jackson had 13 points, and Josh Gasser 11 as the Badgers improved to 5-and-0. 

Brust has now scored at least two three-pointers in five straight games, and 22-of-23 dating back to last season.  The Badgers ended the first half on a 21-to-6 run.  They were up by 16 at the break, and they maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half. 

Spencer Parker led Bowling Green with 17 points, as the Falcons dropped to 1-and-2.

  The 12th-ranked Badgers played their first game in the Cancun Challenge, which continues tomorrow at home against Oral Roberts.  Their final two games will be played next week in Mexico. The Marquette men just got by New Hampshire last night, 58-to-53 in Milwaukee.  Golden Eagles' coach Buzz Williams was not happy about his team's effort, saying quote, "There has been a disconnect in how we function."  Marquette only shot 33-percent, and was 3-of-22 from three-point range.  The Eagles were up by 11 early in the second half. 

New Hampshire then kept battling until the very end.  The margin was four in the closing seconds, when Jamil Wilson made a free throw to seal Marquette's victory.  Chris Otule and Todd Mayo both had 16 points for the Eagles, who improved to 3-and-1.

  Patrick Konan scored 14 for New Hampshire, which fell to 2-and-2.  Marquette's next game is on Monday night at Arizona State. The Marquette women are 4-and-0 for the first time in three years, after beating Central Michigan at home last night 84-to-72.  The Golden Eagles led by two at halftime, and were up by as many as 13 in the second half.  The Chippewas later got to within four, but could not get any closer.  Katherine Plouffe had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Marquette.  Crystal Bradford scored 22 for Central Michigan, who dropped to 1-and-2.  The Golden Eagles will host Duke on Sunday. The Wisconsin women lost their first game last night, 70-to-62 at Alabama.  The Badgers led by as many as 13 in the first half, before Alabama scored eight straight to cut the deficit to five at halftime.  In the second half, Wisconsin didn't score for almost the first seven minutes while Alabama took the lead.  The Crimson Tide was up by as much as nine before the Badgers battled back.  But Wisconsin got to within two before Alabama pulled away. 

Morgan Paige scored 28 for the Badgers, who are now 3-and-1.  Ashley Williams had 18 points and eight rebounds for Alabama, which won its first game of the season after losing three straight.  The Badgers' next game is a week from tonight against Mercer at the Vanderbilt Th

anksgiving Tournament in Nashville.

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