Kohl Cocked In Madison

Kyle Singler's career high 28 point performance isn't enough as Duke is upset by Wisconsin. It's the first ever loss for the Blue Devils in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge.

Wisconsin senior Trevon Hughes had scored points against the Blue Devils before. The last time he was on the floor with Duke he managed 12 points on four of 13 shooting as the Badgers were blown out of Cameron Indoor Stadium. This time around, however, Hughes wouldn't let his team lose.

The 6'1 New York native scored 19 of his career high 26 points in the second half to lead Wisconsin to a 73-69 victory over Duke. The victory not only tarnishes Duke's once perfect ACC-Big 10 Challenge record, it also allowed Wisconsin to deliver the conference's first ever win.

From the start the Blue Devils were in trouble in a game they never lead and trailed by as many as 11 late in the second half before freshman Andre Dawkins caught fire from the outside to cut into the lead and keep the outcome in doubt.

The Blue Devils seemed to have a chance to pull off the miracle comeback when Singler tipped in a rebound to make it 70-69 with 5.7 seconds to play. After the subsequent Badger in-bounds and free throws, Singler made his only mistake of the night - throwing away the inbounds pass and ending Duke's chances.

All told, Singler finished with 28 points - 17 coming in the first half - along with six rebounds and three assists while playing the full 40 minutes.

Two other starters didn't have as much success from the floor as Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith combined to go 7-of-24 from the field while playing a combined 76 minutes. Dawkins finished with 12 points while shooting a perfect 4-of-4 from the field - the only production the Blue Devils received from their reserves.

Duke returns home on Sunday to face unranked St. John's at Cameron Indoor Stadium

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