MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Alando Tucker scored 27 points to lead
Wisconsin to a 66-52 victory over Iowa in the Big Ten Conference
opener for both teams Thursday night.
The Badgers (11-2) improved to 32-1 in conference games at home
under coach Bo Ryan. They had reached No. 24 in The Associated
Press Top 25 last week but dropped out of the poll after a loss to
No. 22 Pittsburgh last Saturday.
After falling behind 34-28 late in the first half, Wisconsin
rattled off a 17-1 run to take control.
The Hawkeyes (11-4) missed their first 13 shots of the second
half and turned the ball over four times as Wisconsin took a 45-35
lead with 12 minutes left.
Jeff Horner ended Iowa's drought with a 3-pointer, but Tucker
answered with two threes of his own sandwiched around a steal to
make it 51-38, and the Badgers' lead remained in double digits the
rest of the game.
Adam Haluska and Horner, in his second game back after partially
tearing a knee ligament in early November, scored 11 points to lead
Kammron Taylor added 11 points for Wisconsin.