Recap: Slow Beginning Turn to Fast Endings

There are no pictures in the win/loss column ... good thing for No.14 Wisconsin. The Badgers make just four first-half field goals, but go on a 21-7 second-half run and get 22 points from senior Jordan Taylor to outlast struggling Minnesota, 52-45, Tuesday night.

No.14 Wisconsin 52, Minnesota 45

Associated Press recap

Box Score and Play by Play (pdf)

Stories from Badger Nation

Inside the Locker Room: Minnesota

Reverse foul call sparks Wisconsin in second half

Game Day Grades

Notes: With the victory, Wisconsin clinches the No. 4 seed and first-round bye in the 2012 Big Ten Tournament ... The Badgers trailed by as many 10 points in the first half (23-13 with 3:08 left in the first half), making this the team's biggest comeback win of the season ... Jordan Taylor led all scorers with 22 points, including 11-of-12 on free throws. Taylor now has 1,438 career points, passing Devin Harris (1,425) for ninth on the school's all-time scoring list ... Taylor has three 20-point games on the season, two of which have come against Minnesota. He had 27 in the previous meeting this year ... The 45 points scored by Minnesota was a season-low. Wisconsin has held 15 teams to its season-low this year

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