Wmilwaukee 18 35 53
Wisconsin 41 33 74
Date of game: 12/22/2012

Recap: Wisconsin vs. Milwaukee

Madison, WI (Sports Network) - Ryan Evans led all scorers with 19 points as the Wisconsin Badgers dismissed instate rival the Milwaukee Panthers, 74-53, in non-conference action at the Kohl Center.

Evans shot 8-of-16 from the floor and added seven rebounds for the Badgers (8-4), who have won four of five. Ben Brust scored 13 points, while Jared Berggren chipped in 11 points and seven boards.

For Milwaukee (3-10), Paris Gulley had 16 points, and J.J. Panoske came off the bench to tally 13 points, six rebounds, and three blocks.

Wisconsin got out to a commanding 41-18 lead at intermission behind an impressive showing from the field (.519). Milwaukee couldn't find a rhythm, making just 7-of-23 of its field goal attempts in the opening frame.

The Panthers improved to 55.6 percent from the floor after halftime, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Badgers, who led by as many as 27.

Wisconsin held a dominating 36-21 advantage on the boards and shot 11-of-13 from the foul line. Milwaukee was only 2-of-4 from the charity stripe on the evening.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Rays send reliever Beliveau to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to soreness in his left shoulder.

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