MADISON, WI (WHBL) - The Wisconsin basketball team overcame a poor shooting night to beat Penn State, 60-51, in their Big Ten Conference opener in Madison Thursday night. The Badgers shot just 38.6- percent from the floor. They only hit 3 of 17 from three-point range, and they made just half of their 26 free throw attempts. But the Nittany Lions couldn’t buy a free throw. They only made it to the line twice the whole game, and missed both their attempts. Wisconsin led by 11 at the break. Penn State got to within one with 2:33 left, when the Badgers closed the game with a 10 to 2 run. Wisconsin’s front-court scored the team’s final 17 points. Ryan Evans, Jared Berggren, and Ben Brust each had 13 to lead the Badgers, and Mike Bruesewitz had 12. Jermaine Marshall led Penn State with 19. The Nittany Lions shot 46-percent, and they out-rebounded the Badgers 31-28. But Penn State committed 15 turnovers to just four for Wisconsin. The Nittany Lions fell to 8 and 5 overall. The Badgers improved to 10 and 4, and will play at Nebraska on Sunday.
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