National Basketball Association
Wisconsin 69, Northwestern 41
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Where: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois
Officials: # Mike Eades, # Steve McJunkins, # Gene Steratore
Attendance: 7011

No. 17 Wisconsin 69, Northwestern 41: Jared Berggren and Ben Brust each scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Badgers handed the host Wildcats their fourth straight loss.

Sam Dekker chipped in 10 points for Wisconsin (19-8, 10-4 Big Ten), which also received eight points each from Frank Kaminsky and Traevon Jackson.

Reggie Hearn led Northwestern (13-14, 4-10) with 13 points. Tre Demps and sophomore guard Dave Sobolewski combined for 16 points.

Facing the conference's top defense, the Wildcats trailed 18-11 with six minutes to go in the first half and would score just one more point for their lowest scoring half of the season. Northwestern attempted only five free throws all game, making three.

The Badgers dominated on the glass, 43-19. The Wildcats made eight 3-pointers, the most a Big Ten opponent has hit against Wisconsin this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wisconsin's previous largest margin of victory in a true road game this season was six. … The Wildcats entered halftime having made just four field goals. … In its past two first halves, Northwestern has tallied a combined 27 points.

Top Game Performances
Wisconsin   Northwestern
Jared Berggren 12 Scoring Reggie Hearn 13
Traevon Jackson 5 Assists Dave Sobolewski 5
Jared Berggren 8 Rebounds Dave Sobolewski 5
Traevon Jackson 4 Free Throws Made Reggie Hearn 3
Jared Berggren 3 Steals Reggie Hearn 2
Ben Brust 1 Blocks Reggie Hearn 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Wisconsin 69 46.0 5-17 18-26 16 43 3 5 8
Northwestern 41 29.4 8-24 3-5 11 19 1 5 7