Potter Paced No. 6 Wisconsin Past No. 21 Minnesota 71-59

MADISON, Wis. — Micah Potter recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Wisconsin defeated No. 21 Minnesota 71-59 in what turned out to be a one-sided contest on Thursday night. Box Score

The Gophers (9-2, 2-2 Big Ten) entered the matchup on a three-game winning streak and defeated and beat then-No. 4 Iowa and then-17 Michigan State during that stretch.

Highlights From No. 6 Wisconsin vs No. 21 Minnesota

However, they were no match for Wisconsin on Thursday, scoring a season-low 22 points in the first half and trailed by as many as 26 points in the contest.

D’Mitrik Trice finished with 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals and Aleem Ford added 14 points for the Badgers  (9-2, 3-1) who rebounded from the 70-64 defeat to Maryland on Monday.

Gabe Kalscheur paced Minnesota with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Brandon Johnson and Liam Robbins each had 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

Wisconsin went into the halftime break with a 29-22 lead, but opened the second half with a 16-5 run and the Gophers never recovered.

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The Minnesota Gophers host Ohio State on Sunday.

The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Penn State on Sunday.

MINNESOTA (9-2)

Johnson 5-10 2-2 12, Robbins 4-11 4-5 12, Carr 3-13 2-2 10, Gach 2-4 0-0 5, Kalscheur 4-12 4-5 15, Mashburn 1-7 0-0 3, Ihnen 0-1 0-0 0, Curry 1-2 0-0 2, Williams 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 20-64 12-14 59.

WISCONSIN (9-2)

Ford 6-10 0-0 14, Potter 8-15 1-2 18, Reuvers 3-7 1-2 7, Davison 2-7 0-0 5, Trice 6-11 0-0 14, Jon.Davis 4-7 0-1 8, Wahl 0-0 3-3 3, Anderson 1-2 0-0 2, Crowl 0-0 0-0 0, Jor.Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Hedstrom 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-59 5-8 71.

Halftime–Wisconsin 29-22. 3-Point Goals–Minnesota 7-31 (Kalscheur 3-10, Carr 2-8, Gach 1-3, Mashburn 1-3, Ihnen 0-1, Johnson 0-2, Robbins 0-2, Williams 0-2), Wisconsin 6-15 (Trice 2-3, Ford 2-5, Davison 1-3, Potter 1-3, Jon.Davis 0-1). Rebounds–Minnesota 38 (Johnson, Robbins 9), Wisconsin 35 (Potter 11). Assists–Minnesota 12 (Carr 7), Wisconsin 12 (Trice 5). Total Fouls–Minnesota 15, Wisconsin 15.

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