Badgers Blast Rattlers

Marcus Landry and Jason Bohannon each record 17 points Friday night at the Kohl Center as Wisconsin (3-0) defeated Florida A&M (1-2) 88-40 in the second night of the 2007 America’s Youth Classic Tournament.

Bohannon went 6-for-10 from the field as he recorded a career-high for points with 17 and 3-pointers with five. Landry, who recorded five rebounds and a block, was just two points shy of his career high.

The Badgers were solid defensively throughout the contest as they forced 23 Rattler turnovers including eight steals and three blocks. UW held Florida A&M to just 30.4 (14-46) percent shooting as well as only allowing nine free throw attempts, all in the second half.

Sophomore guard Trevon Hughes continued to impress as he scored 15 points and had 4 assists. Senior Brian Butch also contributed, scoring 11 points and pulling down seven rebounds.

UW also scored 41 points off the bench. Freshman Jon Leuer scored seven and hit his first career three-pointer and Tanner Bronson hit two threes to notch a career-high six points. Walk-on Wquinton Smith also saw his first action in a Badger uniform.

Florida A&M was led by Larry Jackson who had eight points and five rebounds. The Rattlers will face Savannah State tomorrow at 4:30 at the Kohl Center.

The Badgers are back in action tomorrow as they face the Colorado Buffaloes. Tip-off for the first-ever meeting between Wisconsin and Colorado is set for 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center.