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No. 9 Badgers end skid with 72-58 win at Purdue

Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson each scored 15 points Saturday, helping No. 9 Wisconsin end its three-game losing streak with a 72-58 victory at Purdue.

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 16: Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers watches his team play against the Indiana Hoosiers during a semifinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Badgers (17-3, 4-3 Big Ten) won for the first time since starting 16-0. It was only their fourth win ever at Mackey Arena.
Terone Johnson and Bryson Scott each had 10 points to lead Purdue, but the Boilermakers (13-7, 3-4) lost their second straight.
Wisconsin relied on an old-school formula to win this one -- committing just nine turnovers while limiting the Boilermakers to just 35.4 percent shooting from the field.
Despite making only 13 baskets over the final 34 minutes, the Badgers still managed to turn a three-point halftime lead into a 10-point advantage early in the second half, then fended off one Purdue charge before pulling away late.


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