Marquette 63

(6-3, 1-2 away)

Wisconsin 77

(7-1, 7-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, December 10, 2005

Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin

1 2 T
MARQ 31 3263
WIS 44 3377

Top Performers

Marquette: D. James 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Wisconsin: R. Nixon 15 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Wisconsin 77, Marquette 63

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Kammron Taylor scored 18 points and Ray Nixon added 15 as Wisconsin dominated in-state rival Marquette 77-63 at the Kohl Center Saturday.

The victory was the 100th of Bo Ryan's career at Wisconsin.

The Badgers (7-1) have won six of its last eight games against Marquette (6-3), including four straight at home -- but the victories usually haven't come this easily.

The Badgers used a 23-10 run late in the first half to take a 44-31 lead into the locker room and they were never really challenged after that.

Wisconsin won despite an off game from junior forward Alando Tucker, the team's leading scorer. Tucker scored eight points on 2-of-8 shooting and spent much of the game on the bench in foul trouble.

Tucker is playing with a protective face mask, the result of a nasal injury he sustained in the Badgers' lone loss, Nov. 29 at Wake Forest.

Steve Novak led Marquette with 14 points and Dominic James added 10.

Marquette took a 21-19 lead on sophomore forward Ryan Amoroso's layup at the 9:19 mark, and built a 23-19 lead on Chris Grimm's putback with 8:14 remaining.

But the Badgers rallied with a jump shot and a 3-pointer from Tucker, then regained the lead for good at 26-25 lead on Nixon's layup. The Badgers outscored the Golden Eagles 18-6 for the rest of the half and took a 13-point cushion into halftime despite playing the last six minutes without Tucker, who went to the bench with his second foul with 6:08 remaining.

Marquette drew within 11 points on a 3-pointer from senior guard Joe Chapman with 3:55 left in the game, but the Badgers drew away on five straight points from junior forward Jason Chappell, who also grabbed nine rebounds.

Wisconsin has won 24 straight home games against non-conference opponents and is 62-3 at the Kohl Center under Ryan.

Wisconsin leads the all-time series 61-51.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


Team Stat Comparison

Points 63 77
FG Made-Attempted 24-64 (.375) 27-61 (.443)
3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 7-18 (.389)
FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 16-27 (.593)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 17

2005-06 Season

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