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January 15, 2014

Hoosiers grow up in 75-72 upset of No. 3 Wisconsin

; Michigan rolls over Penn State

(Continued)

BLOOMINGTON, IND. —

“We’ve come very far, had a lot of early losses, but I felt like we learned from watching film,” said Ferrell, a sophomore who has emerged as Indiana’s top scorer. “We’ve been working hard in practice, but we’re not going to be content with it.”
Nor should they be.
While Ferrell and Robinson led the way, only two other players — senior Will Sheehey and freshman Noah Vonleh  reached double figures. Sheehey had 13 points, Vonleh 11. They lost the rebounding battle 33-28 and allowed the Badgers to shoot 53.3 percent from the field. They also struggled to defend Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson, who had 16 of his career-high 21 in the second half.
But it was the more experienced Badgers who got out of sorts late.
Jackson missed a 3 from the top of the key with 12 seconds to go. Josh Gasser grabbed the rebound and flipped the ball out to Ben Brust in the corner, who rushed his shot with 5 seconds left and came up short.
“When the clock’s ticking in your head like that, he felt like there were two seconds to go or three,” Badgers coach Bo Ryan said. “Also he felt that he needed to get the shot up in case the first touch from 3-point range is the call. There was actually just under four seconds left when the ball came down.”
All five Badgers starters scored in double figures — Brust had 13, Gasser and Frank Kaminsky both had 11 and Sam Dekker finished with 10.
But over the final 13 minutes, the Badgers had trouble scoring. The shooting woes gave Indiana the opening it so desperately needed, and after Crean called a timeout everything changed.
Evan Gordon started the rally with a 17-foot jumper. Sheehey and Robinson followed that with consecutive layups. Vonleh finished the 12-0 run with a jumper in the paint to give Indiana a 54-52 lead with 8:58 left, and the Hoosiers never trailed again.

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