Wisconsin Rattles Florida A&M

Four Badgers crack double-digit point totals as Wisconsin holds Florida A&M to just 30 percent shooting, as UW wins its second blowout in as many days.

MADISON - Marcus Landry and Jason Bohannon each record 17 points Friday night at the Kohl Center as Wisconsin (3-0) defeated Florida A&M (1-2) 88-40 in the second night of the 2007 America's Youth Classic Tournament.

Bohannon went 6-for-10 from the field as he recorded a career-high for points with 17 and 3-pointers with five.

"It was just great ball movement by the team," Bohannon said. "They were finding open spots. I was spotting up in the corners sometimes and Marcus drove the baseline and found me. The shot was there the past few games, it just wasn't falling down—just got to keep shooting."

Landry, who recorded five rebounds and a block, was just two points shy of his career high.

The Badgers were solid defensively throughout the contest as they forced 23 Rattler turnovers including eight steals and three blocks. UW held Florida A&M to just 30.4 (14-46) percent shooting as well as only allowing nine free throw attempts, all in the second half.

"For us, I don't think the game is ever over," Landry said. "Regardless of how many points you're up by, the game is never over until the buzzer sounds. It was just a great opportunity for us to work on our defense and to work on the little things that we need to work on. We weren't going to let up no matter what."

Sophomore guard Trevon Hughes continued to impress as he scored 15 points and had 4 assists. Senior Brian Butch also contributed, scoring 11 points and pulling down seven rebounds.

UW also scored 41 points off the bench. Freshman Jon Leuer scored seven and hit his first career three-pointer and Tanner Bronson hit two threes to notch a career-high six points. Walk-on Wquinton Smith also saw his first action in a Badger uniform.

"(Hughes) did a great job — four assists tonight," guard Joe Krabbenhoft said. "Marcus and Jason stepped up and hit seven three-pointers between them. That definitely gave us a big lift and that can happen any night, we all know it. Anybody on this team can step up and provide us with some points, but that's not all where it comes from—assists, rebounds, everything. Everybody's contributing and that's what Coach likes to see."

Wisconsin had on of its better shooting nights, making 47.8 percent (32-of-67) from the floor and grabbing a season-high 19 offensive rebounds.

"One of the things that we always stress no matter who we're playing is to get offensive rebounds," Landry said. "We were definitely bigger than our opponents so we took advantage of that and we got a lot of offensive rebounds. I wish that we would've got none and all our shots would've fallen, but that wasn't the case. We just got on the glass and got a lot of offensive rebounds."

Florida A&M was led by Larry Jackson who had eight points and five rebounds. The Rattlers will face Savannah State tomorrow at 4:30 at the Kohl Center.

The Badgers are back in action tomorrow as they face the Colorado Buffaloes. Tip-off for the first-ever meeting between Wisconsin and Colorado is set for 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center.

The Badgers will be prepared for the Colorado offense, as the Buffaloes run the same Princeton offense that Big Ten opponent Northwestern does.

"One of things we know is they run a Princeton offense and we have a lot of experience so some things are to our advantage," Landry said. "Teams like Northwestern that run a Princeton offense we're pretty much familiar with, but they're different types of players so it's just something we got to defend tomorrow."

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