Badger men, women's hoops both winners Sunday, Stone wins 500th gameWisconsin Sports
-- The University of Wisconsin men's and women's basketball teams both were winners in Sunday Big Ten games
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team crushed Michigan State yesterday, 82-56 in Madison.
An early 14-2 run put the Badgers up 24-11, and the Spartans never got back to within single digits after that. Wisconsin shot 65-percent in the first half. Jordan Taylor and Jon Leuer had out-scored the entire Michigan State team 31-25 by halftime. The 19th-ranked Badgers then went on an 11-0 run in the second half to go up by 33 with about 11-and-a-half minutes left. Wisconsin -- the nation's top free-throwing shooting team -- made 25-of-26 from the charity stripe. They also hit 11-of-17 from three-point range. Taylor led the Badgers with 30 points. Leuer added 20, as Wisconsin improved to 7-3 in the Big Ten Conference and 17-5 overall. Kalin Lucas had 20 for Michigan State, which has lost five-of-its-last-six. The Spartans are 5-6 in league play and 13-10 overall. And they’re 0-8 in Madison since Bo Ryan became Wisconsin’s coach. The Badgers' next game is on Wednesday night at Iowa.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - University of Wisconsin women’s coach Lisa Stone earned her 500th career victory yesterday, as the Badgers easily won at Indiana 75-49.
The game was close until late in the first half, when the Badgers went on an 18-3 run to take a 14-point lead at the break. The Hoosiers never got closer than 12 after that – and they trailed by at least 20 in the final 11-and-a-half minutes. It was the Badgers’ largest margin of victory this season. Alyssa Karel scored 21 for Wisconsin, which improved to 8-3 in the Big Ten and 13-10 overall. Jori Davis scored 14 for Indiana, which fell to 2-9 in the conference and 8-15 overall. Wisconsin will host Northwestern on Thursday nig