King's Court: Kobe King leads way in Badgers' final exhibition

MADISON, Wis. — Led by a game-high 17 points from Kobe King, four Badgers scored in double figures and the Wisconsin men's basketball team earned an 85-56 victory over Div. III UW-Stout on Sunday night at the Kohl Center.

Finishing off an eight-game preseason schedule —  which included a foreign trip to Australia and New Zealand this summer — the Badgers hosted the Blue Devils for their second-annual Cancer Awareness Game in partnership with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, which recognized cancer survivors, doctors, researchers and all those committed to finding a cure.

The Badgers never trailed Sunday, jumping to a 12-3 lead in the opening minutes. and opening the advantage to 13 by intermission. The lead would swell to 29 points as Wisconsin shot 50.9 percent from the field, including 9-for-24 (37.5 percent) from 3-point range. 

 True freshmen guards King and Brad Davison were extremely effective offensively, combining for 30 points on 9-for-16 shooting (4-for-8 from 3-point range).

The Badgers will tip off their regular season Friday against South Carolina State at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Kohl Center.

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