Wisconsin and the Kohl Center, they are a match made in heaven and that continued to be the case as the No. 20 Badgers overcame a slow start to take down No. 11 Florida Gators, 59-53 in the home opener.
After last season's barn-burner of a game things were more UW's style in this one and Sam Dekker would be the emotional and physical catalyst for the win, leading Wisconsin with 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting.
Things looked strangely familiar to start the game as the Badgers couldn't buy a bucket and Florida couldn't miss. Wisconsin started the game 2-9 shooting and Florida raced out to a 12 point lead at 16-4.
However, unlike last year Bo Ryan's crew found a way out of the muck and climbed their way back. It all started with back-to-back three pointers from Dekker, which cut the Florida lead from 16-4 to 16-10.