Friday, March 19, 2010
Halftime: Wisconsin 27, Wofford 19
By Brian Bennett
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was a first half only a Wisconsin fan could love.
The fourth-seeded Badgers lead No. 13 Wofford 27-19 after 20 minutes of intermittent basketball skill. Wofford was just 2-for-15 to begin the game and ended the half shooting just 28 percent. The team has no assists and five turnovers.
Wisconsin's length clearly caused problems for the Southern Conference champions, who start three guards and a pair of 6-6 forwards.
SoCon player of the year Noah Dahlman has managed just two field goal attempts, and the Terriers need more for him to make this a game in the second half.
Trevon Hughes has been the main man for Wisconsin, scoring 14 points in the half. Jon Leuer added eight points in what has been mostly a two-man show on offense. The Badgers' shooting woes from the Big Ten tournament have continued, as they made just 10-of-29 shots in the first half.
We'll hope for prettier sights in the second half, but Wisconsin would happily continue this street fight if it can advance to Sunday.