Gasser becomes first UW player to record triple-double in big Badger winWisconsin Sports
-- Freshman Josh Gasser had the Badgers’ first triple-double in school history with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in the University of Wisconsin's 78-46 win over Northwestern Sunday.
EVANSTON, Ill. - The Wisconsin men’s basketball team crushed Northwestern 78-46 yesterday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Freshman Josh Gasser had the Badgers’ first triple-double in school history with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Big Ten said Gasser – of Port Washington – was the first conference freshman to get a triple-double since assists were made part of the stat in the 1980’s.
Wisconsin out-scored Northwestern 33-to-14 in the final 14 minutes of the first half to go up by 19 at the break. The Badgers shot 55-percent for the game and 46-percent from three-point range. Wisconsin had 22 assists and just three turnovers.
Five Badgers scored in double figures, led by Jon Leuer with 19. John Shurna and Luke Mirkovic had 13 each for Northwestern, which dropped to 3-5 in the Big Ten and 13-6 overall. Wisconsin remains third in the conference, a game in back of Purdue. The 18th-ranked Badgers are 5-2 in league play and 15-4 overall. They’re at Penn State on Saturday.