Recap: Taking their Best Shot

Fourth-seed Wisconsin improves to 10-3 when it gets four players in double figures, as junior Ryan Evans scores a game-high 18 points and senior Jordan Taylor adds 17, becoming the eight player in UW history to score 1,500 career points, to lead the Badgers to a 73-49 victory over Montana Thursday.

No.4 Wisconsin 73, No.13 Montana 49

Associated Press recap

Box Score and Play by Play (pdf)

Stories from Badger Nation

Wisconsin makes quick work of Montana

Game Day Grades

Notes: Wisconsin improved to 25-9 on the season. The 25 wins tie as the third-most wins in school history ... Wisconsin won its opening NCAA tournament game for the 6th-consecutive season. Under Ryan, the Badgers are 10-1 in Round of 64 games ... The 24-point margin of victory is Wisconsin's largest NCAA tournament win, besting the old UW record of 17 in a 72-55 win over Kansas State in 2008 ... The 49 points scored by Montana ties for fewest points allowed in NCAA tournament game under Bo Ryan (Wofford scored 49 points against Wisconsin in 2010) ... Montana is the 13th opponent Wisconsin has held below 50 points this season (Badgers are 13-0 in such games).

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