Wisconsin defeats Samford 87-51

Wisconsin defeats Samford 87-51
December 29, 2012, 4:26 pm
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Wisconsin's Mike Bruesewitz, top, dunks over Samford's Conner Miller (10) and Clide Geffrard, Jr., during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)


MADISON, Wis. (AP) Mike Bruesewitz returned to the starting lineup in style, scoring 13 points as Wisconsin closed out its non-conference schedule with an 87-51 victory over Samford on Saturday.

Bruesewitz, whose total was a season high, was one of five players in double figures for the Badgers (9-4). He sustained a concussion in practice on Dec. 6, missed two games and came off the bench last Saturday in a win over Milwaukee.

Frank Kaminsky poured in a career-best 16 points, Ryan Evans added 14 points and 12 rebounds, Sam Dekker scored 12 and Jared Berggren had 10 for Wisconsin, which opened up a 30-point lead before halftime. The Badgers open Big Ten play Jan. 3 at home against Penn State.

Raijon Kelly scored 16 points to lead the Bulldogs (3-11), who missed their first five shots and trailed 13-2 just more than 5 minutes into the game.