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Three Party Fuels Wisconsin

Behind 16 three-pointers, Wisconsin simply overpowered Presbyterian with an 88-43 win Tuesday night.

Bo Ryan Press Conference 11.20.12

The Badgers had four players in double figures, while shooting 52.4 percent from the field as a team, and 43.2 percent from beyond the arc.

The Badgers recorded a season-best 16 made 3-pointers in Tuesday night’s win over Presbyterian, falling one made 3-point basket short of tying the UW single-game record (17)

"I thought we made the extra pass," Wisconsin Head Coach Bo Ryan said. "You make the extra pass sometimes, you get the better look. We did move the ball well.

Junior Guard Ben Brust led the scoring attack for the Badgers with 20 points. Brust also continued his excellent work on the glass, hauling in a game-high 12 rebounds.

"What the (heck) is going on,?" Ryan asked. "He's got a nose for the ball. As the sample size gets bigger, how can a guy do that at his size as many times. The opportunities are there sometimes. Miss some shots, they bounce his way. Hard work meets opportunity."

Freshman Forward Sam Dekker had his best game as a Badger. Dekker scored a career-high 16 points in just 15 minutes of action.

"I just try to come in and provide a spark for the team," he said. "Just getting more confident in accepting my role out there. I've never had to come off the bench before, but now that I've done it the past couple games, I've been getting used to it.

"I just try to come out and bring and energy and create some stuff on the offensive end and on the defensive end."

Brust dropped 20 points Tuesday night to go along with 12 rebounds.

Sophomore Forward Frank Kaminsky had his best game of the season as well, contributing with 10 points, three assists and two steals.

"Frank did a better job of zeroing in on some things, stronger with the ball," said Ryan. "He took care of the precious present today. I thought he moved his feet better. I thought he played well. Took advantage of his opportunities, was digging a little more, mixing it up a little better."

Wisconsin moves to 3-1 on the year and ow head to Las Vegas to take on No. 14 Creighton as part of the Las Vegas Invitational this Friday.

In their first big test of the season at No. 10 Florida, the Badgers were little match for the Gators falling 74-56 in Gainesville. This time however, Wisconsin thinks it will be a different story.

"I think we can take confidence from this game and it's been good that we can feel out our teammates and pick up tendencies on what each other's going to do," Brust said. "Now it's just getting rest and preparing for the next opponent.

"I know we can play with anybody in the country, so now we just got to do this together."

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