Badgers double up outmanned Tigers

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Wisconsin's Ben Brust puts up a shot against Savannah State's Jyles Smith during the first half of the Badgers' 66-33 win over the Tigers.  ANDY MANIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Wisconsin's Ben Brust puts up a shot against Savannah State's Jyles Smith during the first half of the Badgers' 66-33 win over the Tigers.

MADISON, Wis. — Jared Berggren scored 13 points to lead four Wisconsin players in double figures and the 14th-ranked Badgers beat Savannah State 66-33 on Thursday night.

The Badgers (10-2) used runs of 11-0 and 11-2 in the first half to break the game open.

Cedric Smith and Arnold Lewis led the Tigers (4-8) with eight points each.

NO. 10 MISSOURI 104,

KENNESAW STATE 67

In Columbia, Mo., Ricardo Ratliffe and Michael Dixon had 18 points each and Missouri shot 60 percent from the field in a rout of Kennesaw State.

Marcus Denmon added 17 points and Phil Pressey had nine points and 10 assists for the Tigers (10-0).

Delbert Love scored a career-best 27 points for Kennesaw State (2-6).

NO. 24 MURRAY STATE 89,

LIPSCOMB 65

In Murray, Ky., Ed Daniel and Ivan Aska both scored 16 points and Murray State (10-0) won its first game as a ranked team in 13 years.

Malcom Smith led Lipscomb (6-6) with 13 points, while Robert Boyd added nine.

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: The league will move to an 18-game league schedule in both men’s and women’s basketball starting next season.

The men’s teams have played a 16-game schedule while the women’s teams moved from 14 to 16 league games this season.

The league announced in September that it will add Syracuse and Pittsburgh from the Big East, though the Big East’s bylaws require a 27-month notice before leaving.


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