9:00 PM ET, March 3, 2011
Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Jordan Taylor saw everything slipping away. Three of his Wisconsin teammates were on the bench with three fouls, and Indiana was charging back from an eight-point deficit.So he took over.Taylor scored a career-high 39 points and almost single-handedly stopped Indiana's second-half charge, leading No. 10 Wisconsin to a 77-67 victory on Thursday night.The junior guard accounted for all the Badgers' points in a decisive 14-4 run that turned a 46-45 lead into a 60-49 advantage midway through the second half."When the game started getting close, he just wasn't going to let us lose or get behind," Keaton Nankivil said.Not a chance.
• The Badgers got a career-high 39 points from Jordan Taylor. Only two players have scored more in school history: Michael Finley and Ken Barnes both scored 42. Taylor outscored the rest of his team 39-38.
• Taylor also hit seven 3-pointers, tying a single-game school record.
• Wisconsin has won eight straight meetings with Indiana. The Badgers notched their 13th Big Ten win this season, tying the second-highest total in school history.
• Indiana was facing its third straight top-10 opponent and finished 0-3 against them (Ohio State and Purdue were the others).
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-49 (.490)||22-47 (.468)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-16 (.563)||2-11 (.182)|
|FT Made-Attempted||20-22 (.909)||21-26 (.808)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
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Jordan Taylor's 39 points on Thursday are all the more impressive considering the system he plays under. Wisconsin averages only 58.1 possessions per 40 minutes, fewest in the D-I. Thursday was no exception, as the Badgers only had 53 possessions according to bbstate.com. Taylor sat for one possession, meaning he scored 39 points in 52 team possessions for which he was on the court. For some perspective, it took the entire Wake Forest team 79 possessions to score 54 points on Thursday.
ESPN Stats & Information