MADISON – A sluggish start didn’t derail No.9 Wisconsin for the second time in three days.
Wisconsin utilized its bench to help shake off a slow start, as the reserves combined for 36 points in a 69-51 victory over Chicago State Thursday at the Kohl Center.
After attempting 39 3-pointers and struggling to develop a post presence in the 12-point loss at Creighton, the Badgers delivered more balance offensively with 34 points in the paint, 12 points from the free throw line and turning a 16-3 edge on the offensive glass into a 14-0 margin in second-chance points.
Sophomore guard Fred Sims, Jr had 24 points to lead Chicago State (1-1), which shot 35.3 percent from the floor.
Wisconsin now hits the road for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, playing Monday against Tennessee (1-1) at 1:30 p.m. CT
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