Wisconsin Dominant in 65-41 Win Over UVA
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Steven Crowl had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Wisconsin to a 65-41 win over No. 24 Virginia in the Fort Myers Tip-Off on Monday night.
John Blackwell added 10 points for the Badgers (3-2), who had 30 points inside against Virginia’s vaunted defense.
Reece Beeman had 17 points to lead the Cavaliers (4-1).
Playing at the Suncoast Arena with a crowd that was seemingly backing the Badgers, Wisconsin hit its first two shots, then went on a 13-3 run for an early 18-7 lead.
The Badgers led 28-18 at the halftime despite point guard Chuckie Hepburn and forward Tyler Wahl going a combined 0 of 12 from the field.
Down 12 in the second half, Virginia cut the deficit to 40-35 on a three-point play by Reece Beekman.
Wisconsin responded with an 11-0 run to take a 51-35 lead. A tip dunk by reserve Carter Gilmore highlighted the run for the Badgers.