Wisconsin beats Indiana in Big Ten tournament
by Terry Hutchens, USA TODAY Sports
CHICAGO — Wisconsin’s mystique over Indiana continued Saturday in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.
The Badgers made timely shots in the second half, and top-seeded Indiana did not, in a 68-56 loss for the Hoosiers at the United Center.
Ryan Evans had 16 points, Ben Brust had 12 and Sam Dekker and Jared Berggren added 11 apiece for Wisconsin (23-10). The Badgers advanced to the tournament final against the winner of Ohio State-Michigan State.
It was the second time this season Wisconsin defeated Indiana. The Badgers have a 12-game winning streak against the Hoosiers. IU coach Tom Crean is 0-10 in his Indiana career against Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan.
Indiana (27-6) will be in Bloomington for Selection Sunday.
The Badgers led by three at halftime and quickly opened a 40-31 advantage early in the second half. A 10-0 Indiana run, however, gave the Hoosiers the lead.
The Hoosiers shot 38.2 percent from the field including 5-of-17 from 3-point range. The Hoosiers were 1-of-9 from 3-point range in the second half.
Cody Zeller had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Hoosiers. Christian Watford led Indiana with 14 points. Victor Oladipo added 10.
Hutchens also writes for the Indianapolis Star, a Gannett property