Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Wisconsin 63, Northwestern 48
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Where: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Officials: # Robert Riley, # Bill Ek, # Donnie Eppley
Attendance: 16897

Nate Reuvers scored 11 points to lead No. 24 Wisconsin to a 63-48 Big Ten Conference win on Wednesday over Northwestern in Madison, Wisc.

Brevin Pritzl, Micah Potter, Aleem Ford and Brad Davison delivered nine points each for the Badgers, who have won seven straight games.

Davison and Ford had team highs with eight rebounds.

The victory gave Wisconsin (20-10, 13-6 Big Ten) a share of first place in the conference standings with Maryland and Michigan State. The Badgers close the regular season on the road at Indiana on Saturday.

Pete Nance scored 14 points, and Ryan Young contributed nine points and six rebounds for the Wildcats (7-22, 2-17) in their only regular-season meeting against Wisconsin.

The Wildcats missed nine straight field-goal attempts in the first half until Miller Kopp drained a 3-pointer to trim Wisconsin's lead to 18-8 with 10:23 left until the halftime break.

As the Badgers played a small, four-guard lineup, Nance, a 6-foot-10 Wildcats forward, came off the bench and scored eight early points. Nance's layup with 2:25 to go pulled Northwestern within eight at 32-24.

Northwestern strung together a 17-6 run to close the first half to stay within reach at 34-28, but cold shooting in the second wrecked the Wildcats.

The Badgers finished with a 15-1 record at home, with its lone loss being a 71-70 setback to Illinois on Jan. 8.

Pritzl, a firth-year senior, played his final game on Wisconsin's home court.

Northwestern, which missed seven of its final field-goal tries on Wednesday, hosts Penn State in its regular-season finale on Saturday.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Northwestern   Wisconsin
Pete Nance 14 Scoring Nate Reuvers 11
Pat Spencer 7 Assists D'Mitrik Trice 4
Pat Spencer 8 Rebounds Brad Davison 8
Pat Spencer 3 Free Throws Made Nate Reuvers 3
Jared Jones 1 Steals Nate Reuvers 1
Robbie Beran 2 Blocks Aleem Ford 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Northwestern 48 31.5 3-15 11-15 14 31 5 2 11
Wisconsin 63 39.0 8-25 9-12 8 38 3 2 8