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HoosierIllustrated Live Blog: FINAL – Wisconsin 91, Indiana basketball 79



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The live blog for Indiana basketball vs Wisconsin on Friday night in Madison.

Indiana basketball continues this season with a two-game road trip beginning tonight at the Kohl Center against the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers. The Hoosiers are coming off a 21-point loss to No. 2 Purdue at home on Tuesday.

The Big Ten-leading Badgers (13-4, 5-1) are led by sophomore guard AJ Storr, averaging 15.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. Junior forward Steven Crowl (12.0 points, 7.8 rebounds) and fifth-year senior forward Tyler Wahl (11.7, 5.8) provide the bulk of the Wisconsin production from the front court. Junior guard Max Klesmit (9.0 points), freshman guard John Blackwell (8.9), and junior guard Chucky Hepburn (8.0) round out the key players for the Badgers.

Scouting Notes: Wisconsin

Tip is scheduled for 8:30 pm ET on FS1.

Below is the full, live running blog.

Indiana Injury Report:

Indiana forward Kel’el Ware is questionable while guard Anthony Leal is out for the second-straight game.

There are no injuries on Wisconsin’s side.

Pregame Notes:

Indiana Starters:

First Half:

Indiana wins the tip and Malik Reneau opens the scoring after grabbing two offensive rebounds off of his misses.

Chucky Hepburn buries a three for Wisconsin’s first bucket.

Gabe Cupps buries a pull up jumper from the elbow on his first attempt of the game.

Under-16 Media Timeout: Indiana 8 Wisconsin 3

Hoosiers really looking to get Malik Reneau involved early. He has 6 points on 3/6 shooing through 6 minutes.

John Blackwell has a quick 7 points on 3/3 shooting for Wisconsin.

Wisconsin is 3/6 from three while Indiana is yet to attempt a three.

Under 12 Media Timeout: Wisconsin 13 Indiana 12

A 13-2 Wisconsin run has them leading by 6 over the Hoosiers.

Malik Reneau ends the run with his signature jump hook.

Indiana Timeout with 7:57 remaining: Wisconsin 20 Indiana 14

Indiana has made one of their last eight field goals attempts.

The Hoosier offense has gone stagnant as Wisconsin has started to pull away.

Wisconsin’s leading scorer AJ Storr picks up his second foul.

Xavier Johnson picks up his second foul, both him and Trey Galloway now have two fouls.

Payton Sparks draws a foul and putting IU in the bonus for the final two minutes.

Gabe Cupps knocks down the first three of the game for Indiana cut the deficit to 11 on the assist from Galloway. That assist was the first of the game for IU, 19 minutes in.

Xavier Johnson picks up his 3rd foul.

HALFTIME: Wisconsin 39 Indiana 26

Second Half:

Malik Reneau scores the first bucket of the half for IU on a dunk. He has ten points.

Mackenzie Mgbako buries a three and the Wisconsin lead is down to 10.

Back to back Wisconsin threes has them up 16.

Under-16 Media Timeout: Wisconsin 49 Indiana 33

Trey Galloway buries the three and Sparks gets the dunk to go after a steal, Indiana is on a 9-0 run and trails by 7.

Wisconsin Timeout: Wisconsin 49 Indiana 42

Max Klesmit ends the run with back to back threes, he is 5/6 from beyond the arc this game.

Trey Galloway picks up his 3rd foul.

Max Klesmit has taken over and Xavier Johnson picks up his 4th foul.

Wisconsin leads by 17 now and Klesmit has 21 points.

CJ Gunn has been ejected after he elbowed Max Klesmit right in front of the refs which resulted in a flagrant 2 foul.

Trey Galloway also picked up his fourth foul.

An 18-2 run from Wisconsin after Indiana cut it to 7.

Indiana Timeout 12:00 remaining: Wisconsin 67 Indiana 44

Malik Reneau is up to 19 points, IU’s only player in double-figures

Under-8 Media Timeout: Wisconsin 74 Indiana 56

Mackenzie Mgbako and Malik Reneau are rallying Indiana back as they trail by 11.

Under-4 Media Timeout: Wisconsin 81 Indiana 68

A much better second half for Indiana as Mgbako and Reneau have combined for 35.

Wisconsin Timeout: Wisconsin 86 Indiana 76

FINAL: Wisconsin 91 Indiana 79

Final Box Score + Extended Stats

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