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Men's basketball roundup: Brust keys Badgers to win

Wisconsin wins in-state battle

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 11:57 p.m. CDT
Wisconsin's Ben Brust shoots against Wisconsin-Milwaukee's J.J. Panoskie (23) and Kyle Kelm during Wednesday's game in Madison, Wis. Brust had a game-high 18 points in Wisconsin's 78-52 win.

Ben Brust scored 18 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 as No. 4 Wisconsin remained undefeated with a 78-52 victory over in-state rival Milwaukee on Wednesday night in Madison, Wis.

Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson scored 12 points each for Wisconsin (11-0).

Kyle Kelm scored 17 points to lead Milwaukee (9-3), while Matt Tiby added 11.

The Badgers took control in the first half after shaking off some early shooting troubles. Brust kept the Badgers afloat during their struggles, hitting his first six shots, including four from behind the 3-point line.

Ohio State 86, Bryant 48: Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 19 points and No. 3 Ohio State pulled away from Bryant in Columbus, Ohio.

Amir Williams added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Buckeyes (9-0).

It was an early round game in the Blackrock Gotham Classic which will conclude on Dec. 21 with the Buckeyes meeting Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden.

Dyami Starks had 16 points for Bryant (6-5), which was playing its second game in three nights. The Bulldogs lost at Notre Dame, 70-59.

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