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Wisconsin's Front Line Dominates Green Bay 84-60

Led by the Wisconsin's forwards, the Badgers were able to take down the Phoenix.

Keifer Sykes pushes the ball up the court against Wisconsin
Keifer Sykes pushes the ball up the court against Wisconsin
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Wisconsin's front line proved to be too much for Green Bay tonight. The Badgers starters shot 61% from the field and were led by sophomore Nigel Hayes double-double, scoring a game high 25 and bringing down 10 rebounds. Senior player of the year candidate Frank Kaminsky chipped in a double-double of his own, with 20 points and a 15 rebounds.  Not to be left out of the scoring, Sam Dekker had 19 points of his own.

The Phoenix were plagued by foul trouble through out the game with Greg Mays, Jordan Fouse, Alfonzo McKinnie, and Henry Uwadiae all recieving 3 fouls in the first half. Mays and McKinnie both fouled out in the second half. Green Bay's 26 fouls led to Wisconsin shooting 37 free throws, but they were only able to convert on 61% of those attempts.

Wooden Award nominee Keifer Sykes was the only bright spot for Green Bay, as he shot 9-18, scoring 20 points and adding 3 rebounds.  Unfortunately his major highlight was a missed dunk in the opening minutes of the game. It was quite impressive to see someone under 6 foot tall get this high in the air.

Sykes was the only Phoenix scoring in double digit points, with Mays putting in 8, Fouse and Karem Kanter each scoring 6. Fouse was the leading rebounder for the Phoenix with 9 boards. Starting shooting guard Carrington Love was ice cold tonight missing all 7 of his shots from the field and only 1 point. Love's shooting woes was typical of Green Bay's night, with the team shooting only 35.4% from the field and 2 for 12 from three point range. They did outshoot the Badgers from the free throw line, but at 66% this wasn't exactly the best game from the charity stripe for either team.

Green Bay next plays in the Gulf Coast Showcase against East Carolina in Estero, Florida on Monday. Wisconsin next hosts Boise State on Saturday.