The Badgers rolled Bo Ryan's former employer, Wisconsin-Platteville, 81-50, in the lone exhibition game for Wisconsin on Wednesday night.
However, it wasn't all sunshine and roses for the Badgers as they struggled in some areas before using a late 1st half surge to start pulling away.
Defensively, the Badgers struggled in the 1st half and led just 20-18 before a pair of veteran players in Frank Kaminsky and Ben Brust sparked the Badgers offense and defense with a pair of fast break layups.
“It (the Wisconsin defense in the first half) was alright, they hit tough shots," head coach Bo Ryan said after the game. "There were hands in faces and quick releases so that’s going to happen, especially in Division III where they have so many good perimeter shooters, so it’s a little bit different type of lineup that you face. There are going to be some threes that are made and I told our guys that, and we just played through it. And then hit some of our own.”
Brust paced Wisconsin with 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting in 30 minutes of action.