Hayes scores 24 as Wisconsin blows out Green Bay
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Nigel Hayes scored 24 points and No. 14 Wisconsin beat Green Bay 73-59 on Wednesday night.
Zak Showalter added 16 points, including a career-high four 3-pointers, and Ethan Happ had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Badgers (10-2).
The Badgers were a little lethargic to start and trailed Green Bay 12-11 almost 9 minutes into the game. But they reeled off a 20-4 run that included a nearly 5-minute scoreless drought for the Phoenix (4-6).
Green Bay cut the lead to seven early in the second half. But Wisconsin responded with a 25-8 run that blew the game open.
The Wisconsin offense was at its best when the Badgers were sharing the ball, and they had 18 assists on 27 field goals.
Kerem Kanter led Green Bay with 18 points.