Here's the box score. The long nightmare is nearly over. Wisconsin blew the game open in the last five minutes of the first half, and IU never really challenged after that. IU shot well, but so did Wisconsin, and IU turned the ball over 16 times in a 62 possession game (compared to 6 for Wisconsin) and was manhandled on the boards at both ends of the court. Verdell Jones (23 points on 10 shots) and Nick Williams (19 points on 9 shots) were effective, but turned the ball over 4 and 5 times, respectively. The outcome was no surprise. IU now faces Penn State at about 5 p.m. Thursday in the Big Ten Tournament.
Wisconsin 85, Indiana 61.
By John M. IU