Florida 26 27 53
Wisconsin 29 30 59
Date of game: 11/12/2013

Recap: Wisconsin vs. Florida

Madison, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Traevon Jackson scored 13 points to go with seven rebounds and four assists to guide 20th-ranked Wisconsin to a 59-53 win over No. 11 Florida on Tuesday.

Sam Dekker added 16 points and Ben Brust had 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists for the Badgers (2-0), who improved to 91-7 against non- conference opponents at Kohl Center under Bo Ryan.

Michael Frazier II scored a game-high 20 points and Casey Prather scored 12 points for the Gators (1-1), who shot just 40.4 percent (19-for-47) from the field.

"Being the second game of the year and playing an opponent like this, I thought we really made some strides from our last game to this game. I thought we had a really, really hard time finishing some plays, particularly around the basket," said Florida head coach Billy Donovan.

After closing the first half on a 13-2 run, the Badgers kept their foot on the gas and pushed their lead to double digits after Dekker split a pair of free throws just over 5 1/2 minutes into the second half for a 42-32 lead.

Frazier canned one of his five treys with just over seven minutes to go to pull Florida within five, 49-44, and a pair of Patric Young free throws made it a one possession game with five minutes left.

Frank Kaminsky, though, buried a 3-ball from the left wing to make it 54-48.

Will Yeguete's jump hook with three minutes to go pulled Florida within four once again.

After both sides split a pair of free throws, Young drew a foul and went to the line with a chance to make it a two-point game. Young missed the first, but knocked down his second try to make it a one possession game with 42 ticks showing.

Jackson, who came through clutch for Wisconsin several times last season, dribbled the clock down to 11 seconds before burying a jumper from the right elbow that essentially sealed the win.

"He's been in so many tough situations that I wasn't trading him those last five minutes," Ryan said of Jackson.

After Jacob Kurtz was blocked on the other end, Brust split a pair of free throws to account for the final difference.

Florida raced out to a 16-4 lead following Frazier's triple just inside the 13-minute mark. Wisconsin, though, countered with a pair of 3-pointers of his own to pull the Badgers within 16-10.

The teams traded buckets from there until Prather put the Gators on top 24-16 with 7:55 remaining in the first half.

A Dekker dunk sparked a 13-0 run to give Florida a 29-24 lead with 40 seconds left in the half, and Yeguete finally stopped the bleeding with a pair of free throws with 12 ticks to go, sending the Gators into the break trailing 29-26.

Game Notes

Wisconsin has won 58 of its last 59 games when leading with five minutes remaining ... Dekker, a sophomore, was one of 50 players named to the Wooden Award watch list ... Wisconsin evened the all-time series at 2-2 ... Florida scored 20 points off 13 Wisconsin turnovers.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Report: Raiders to cut Pryor if they can't trade him

The Oakland Raiders will cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him, according to Fox Sports.

Raptors GM Ujiri apologizes for expletive

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made disparaging remarks towards the Brooklyn Nets during a fan rally outside the Air Canada Centre prior to Saturday's Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Flyers G Emery to start Game 2

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Saturday that goaltender Ray Emery will start Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.