Wisconsin basketball defeats Rutgers thanks to stellar defensive performance
Wisconsin got a much-needed win over Rutgers on Friday night.
The Badgers defeated Rutgers 60-54, limiting the Scarlet Knights to their second-lowest scoring out-put of the season.
Rutgers shot just 37 percent from the field and made only two 3-pointers.
The difference came at the free throw line and from beyond the arc. Wisconsin made six 3-pointers and out-shot Rutgers at the charity stripe (16-of-21 compared to 2-of-7).
In the final minutes, it was D’Mitrik Trice who took over the game for the Badgers.
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Trice finished the game with an efficient 13 points (eight shots) to go with five assists, four rebounds and two steals.
Brad Davison and Aleem Ford led the way for Wisconsin with 14 points.
As for Rutgers, Jacob Young scored a game-high 19 points in the loss. He was the only Scarlet Knight to reach double figures.
Wisconsin is currently sitting in third place in the Big Ten with a 5-2 conference record, although that could change depending on what happens in Saturday’s Illinois-Ohio State contest.