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Badger men roll in opener

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Associated Press
November 16, 2009
— Jon Leuer scored 19 points and blocked a career-high four shots as Wisconsin beat Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne, 75-46, Sunday in the season opener for both teams.

IPFW was short-handed due to injury, illness and suspension, and it showed.


“We knew we had the size advantage against these guys. We figured that out in the scouting report,” Leuer said.


The Badgers were in control early and put an exclamation point on the first half with a


15-4 run to close out the period. Jason Bohannon closed out the run by hitting a 3-pointer as time expired for a 39-18 lead.


Wisconsin opened the second half with a 12-0 run over the first five minutes.


Bohannon scored 12 points and had three blocks, a career high, as the Badgers shot 57 percent from the field. Wisconsin finished with 11 blocked shots.


Mastadons senior Deilvez Yearby, a 6-foot-6 forward, was suspended for violating team rules. He averaged almost nine points and six rebounds last season.


Fellow forwards Aaron Richie and John Peckinpaugh sat out Sunday’s game due to injury, and Fife said several others who did play were recovering from illness. One of those was Jeremy Mixon, who came off the bench to lead IPFW with 17 points.


-- UW-Green Bay 87, Kent State 86 (OT)—At Kent, Ohio, Bryquis Perine hit a 3-pointer with a second left in overtime to lift the Phoenix to victory.


After Rodriguez Sherman made a layup to put the Golden Flashes (2-1) ahead 86-84 with 4 seconds on the clock, the Phoenix (2-1) called timeout to set up Perine’s winning basket in the Hispanic College Fund Classic.


Perine scored 20 points, while Troy Cotton led Green Bay with 25 points.




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