Scores

Final

Indiana 45

(6-6, 0-1 Big Ten)

(21) Wisconsin 79

(10-2, 1-0 Big Ten)

    7:00 PM ET, January 6, 2004

    Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin

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    IND 15 3045
    #21WIS 37 4279

    Wilkinson scores 20, grabs 10 rebounds

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Mike Wilkinson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 21 Wisconsin began defense of its Big Ten title with a 79-45 victory Tuesday night over Indiana.

    Wilkinson scored 15 points in the first half for the Badgers (10-2), who led 37-15 at the break. Devin Harris added 15 points and nine assists for Wisconsin, which won its 21st straight on its court and is now 17-0 in Big Ten home games under third-year coach Bo Ryan.

    Sean Cline scored 12 points in the league opener for Indiana (6-6), which has lost three games by 33 or more points this season.

    Wisconsin, which has won at least a share of the last two Big Ten titles, also got 11 points apiece from Zach Morley and Andreas Helmigk.

    Indiana's Bracey Wright, who came into the game averaging more than 22 points, was held to seven on 2-of-15 shooting. Wilkinson had four of Wisconsin's 10 3-pointers.

    The Badgers shot 49 percent to 29 percent by the Hoosiers.

    Wisconsin, which never trailed, took a 15-4 lead behind five points from Wilkinson. Indiana pulled to 18-10 on a basket by Marshall Strickland with 8:51 left in the first half, but Wisconsin responded with a 15-0 run to a 33-10 lead with 4:22 remaining.

    Wilkinson had eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers during the run, when Indiana went nearly seven minutes without scoring.

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