Turnovers key in UW win

Marquette coughs it up twice as much as Wisconsin

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Wisconsin weathered Marquette's sharp shooting in the first half largely due to 11 Golden Eagle turnovers. Through the course of the game, Marquette coughed it up 14 times.

"They came at different times," Marquette coach Tom Crean said of the miscues. "We had a couple costly turnovers when they turned it up. A couple were unforced. I think we caused a few. It was just one of those games. It's going to be a game of runs, it's going to be a game of mistakes. The team that makes the fewest usually comes out on top."

The Badgers, meanwhile, had just seven turnovers, the sixth time this season they have had fewer than 10 turnovers in a game. Wisconsin's 8.75 turnovers per game are the fewest in the nation.

"You always want to win the turnover battle," Wisconsin guard Devin Harris said. "We should've had less than seven turnovers. Some of the turnovers that we had were a couple travels, something we can correct very easily."

Saturday, Wisconsin also did a better job spreading the wealth, with 11 assists compared to the Golden Eagles four. The Badgers' 1.6 assist-to-turnover ratio was more than five times better than Marquette's 0.3.

Wisconsin's Harris continued his torrid assist-to-turnover pace, dishing out five assists against just one turnover. He now has a 4.7 assist-to-turnover ratio this season, 8.7 in his last four games.

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