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One bad business brought the Badgers for the fourth time in five games at the end of the defeat

In desperate need of a win, the No. 1 men’s basketball program of the Wisconsin Badgers (16-10 total, 10-9 Big Ten) was back on the road for a Tuesday night showdown with the No. 1 23 Purdue

The Boilermakers (17-8 total, 12-6 Big Ten) came into play and finished fourth in the Big Ten (due to a tie just ahead of Ohio state) while the Badgers hoped to win the position hold all important sixth places in the overall standings, including a goodbye game in the B1G tournament

At Mackey Arena, it was the Boilermakers who took a big win in rebuilding when the Badgers left the losers of four of their last five games

The #Badgers fall on the streets against Purdue, 73-69, Wisconsin had plenty of opportunities but again shot just 24% of three and was dominated in the suit by 7-foot-4 freshman Zach Edey

The Badgers stuck to the same starting line-up – much to Drew’s chagrin – and, thanks to four straight hoops and some solid bodies, got off to a strong start after four and a half minutes to take an 11-3 lead on defense

The Badgers had a three-minute drought that allowed Purdue to close the gap to just five on the second media timeout, and shortly thereafter added another three-minute drought until everyone was knotted at 15 7: 48 left in the first half

During the final minutes of the first half, Purdue would be seven points clear by just over two minutes, but the Badgers closed the gap behind some great shots from Brad Davison and Nate Reuvers

Great game by Aleem Ford to close Purdue to 30-28Brad Davison 10 points, 2 AssistsNate Reuvers 8 points, 1 Reb # Badgers shooting 42% off the ground and 33% by three

Wisconsin was able to resolve issues quickly after half-time, but a strong one-on-one from Trevion Williams would give Purdue a 39-36 advantage on the first media timeout

The Badgers would get going in their favor to get a point ahead of 11:25 if they jumped into the bonus at the beginning of the half and made their giveaways The Boilermakers got into the bonus shortly after that point ,

Referees would continue to call for a close game as neither side could do much offensively outside the free throw line Freshman center Zach Edey took it to the Badgers in the next few minutes and dominated the low post against both Reuvers and Reuvers Potter

Wisconsin relied on three-point shooting and could not turn to gazes as Purdue closed the Badgers’ door for a four-point win

Purdue absolutely killed the Badgers in the paint in the first half The Boilermakers’ forecourt was really good at the edge, devouring rebounds at a much higher rate than Wisconsin Purdue was plus six in the ricochet department with seven second chance points from four offensive boards and outperformed also the badgers with 14 to six points in the color

Leading scorer Trevion Williams got off to a sluggish start to the game due to some sales, but 7-foot-4 freshman Zach Edey gave the Badgers seven points, two rebounds, and a blocked shot with an efficient 3-out shot. 4-shooting in color

Williams continued to struggle with nasty problems through the second half, but freshman Edey continued to dominate inside Wisconsin with no answer for the lanky tall man who put together a career achievement of 21 points and seven rebounds in just 18 minutes from The Newbie of the IMG Academy didn’t do anything amazing, but he was able to get the ball deep in the paint and turn to the basket for one easy score at a time
The Badgers did a pretty good job on the offensive glass in the second half, led by Tyler Wahl’s six offensive boards, but Purdue finished the game with ten more boards, 16 points ahead of the suit than the game late on the line Williams had a monster offensive rebound that helped seal the deal for Purdue as their front court was a big reason for the bottom line

The way this game is called #Badgers should go the rest of the way right at Edey’s Need to find a way to get him off the pitch at this speed

Wisconsin continued to have too many cases of stalling on the offensive Tuesday night after a really strong start that gave the Badgers a 13-5 lead, consecutive droughts of more than three minutes hampered the team’s ability The Boilermakers didn’t play particularly well in the first half, but the Badgers’ inefficiencies on offense allowed Purdue to make a run

In the second half, both teams went ice cold on the offensive mid-half when Wisconsin and Purdue went over five minutes without scoring a field goal.The two teams had to hit the free throw line for much of the half going back before they found a rhythm in the last few minutes as they quickly swapped baskets

Purdue would end the game with the last four attempts to shoot, and the Badgers would only make 3 of 17 out of three-point land in the second half – Wisconsin seems steadfastly on the dying of the three, and their 7-of-29 – Shooting performance was another blatant example of why they struggled in the second half of the season

In a close match, the referees were one of the most important storylines. In the first half, the two teams scored 13 fouls and only 10 free-throw attempts in a free-flowing competition

There were 27 fouls called in the second half and the game appeared to be choppy as players on both teams faced nasty problems

In the end, Purdue came on the line five more times and added four more points from the charity strip, which ended up being just one more difference that influenced the game

While the umpires weren’t a major reason the Badgers lost, the unnecessary whistling in the final 20 minutes made for a really long game

Next up: The regular season finale for the Badgers will take place on Sunday the 7th March versus No. 5 Iowa The hard slope of the road will break off at 11:30 am CST on FOX

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Source: https://www.buckys5thquarter.com/2021/3/2/22309471/wisconsin-badgers-mens-basketball-purdue-boilermakers-recap-brad-davison-zach-edey-nate-reuvers