NCAAB Game Recap - Wisconsin at Rutgers
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Mich
62
Ill
71
F
NebOm
49
Ariz
99
F
(N/A)
28
NCC
109
F
NGrn
65
Furm
90
F
Dart
77
Maine
44
F
Corn
58
Colg
66
F
Army
60
(N/A)
69
F
UMassL
72
NJIT
66
F
(N/A)
60
VMI
78
F
FaDi
70
StPet
86
F
UNCA
85
SCSt
90
F(OT)
Wisc
65
Rut
72
F
Yale
83
UMass
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
50
Marsh
86
F
(N/A)
56
Belm
105
F
CarBi
44
Nich
118
F
Bois
56
Tuls
69
F
Winth
60
TCU
70
F
ArkSt
53
MOSt
75
F
S NO
56
Lamar
73
F
AlSt
41
KansSt
86
F
TexAr
63
Hou
71
F
Troy
60
JacSt
55
F
Chat
58
VaTec
63
F
USD
66
CS-Ful
54
F
NDSt
71
CSNor
62
F
Fres
63
Cal
69
F
PVAM
79
AzSt
88
F

Dec 11, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wisconsin (5-5)

33

32

65

Rutgers (7-3)

32

40

72

Baker Bounces Back, Rutgers Beats Wisconsin 72-65
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:26 PM

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Coming off his worst outing of the season, Geo Baker knew he had to be more assertive.

Baker scored 22 points in bouncing back to lead Rutgers past Wisconsin 72-65 on Wednesday night.

Baker had just four points on 1-of-7 shooting in Rutgers' loss at No. 11 Michigan State on Sunday night, having come into that game averaging 13 points per game. He was 9-of-18 in the win over Wisconsin (5-5, 1-1 Big Ten).

"You always got to stay positive and stay aggressive," Baker said. "I felt like I wasn't aggressive in the Michigan State game, looking for my shots and then when it's not there, find open teammates, so I really wanted to come out aggressive against Wisconsin and am just happy that it worked out this game."

Rutgers (7-3, 1-1) opened the game with a 9-0 run and never trailed until Baker was stripped by Aleem Ford in the final seconds of the first half while driving the lane for a layup. Forder hit Trevor Anderson on the outlet pass and he sank a three-pointer from the left win at the buzzer to give the Badgers 33-32 halftime lead.

However, it wouldn't last long.

After trading a couple of leads, Akwasi Yeboah stole the ball from Nate Reuvers and had a fast-break layup to give Rutgers a 38-36 lead at the 17:15 mark. Yeboah would score eight points and grab eight rebounds before fouling out with 1:30 to go. Rutgers would lead by as many as nine with under a minute left.

Kobe King led Wisconsin with 18 points.

Myles Johnson added 12 points and seven rebounds for Rutgers.

"I told myself this was a big game, I need to do whatever I need to do," Johnson said. "Luckily today, things were clicking and I was getting rebounds and making all my shots, so it was just a good day for me."

BIG PICTURE

Wisconsin: The Badgers are still seeking their first road win of the season as they drop back to .500. They'll have three more non-conference games, including at No. 19 Tennessee, to improve that record before it's back to conference play against No. 3 Ohio State.

Rutgers: The Scarlets Knights got a much-needed win in the midst of their toughest four-game stretch of the season thus far. After losing at Pitt and No. 11 Michigan State to open Big Ten play, Rutgers bounced back before its big rivalry game against No.22 Seton Hall. They'll then have two more non-conference games before it's back to Big Ten play.

CLEANING THE GLASS

Rutgers outrebounded Wisconsin 40-26 and 14-3 on the offensive glass, leading to a 23-5 advantage in second-chance points.

"I thought they were more physical, and we didn't respond to it well," Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. "We missed some block-outs, but there were other times when they just flat-out took it from us."

BIG WIN

Rutgers is 1-1 in the Big Ten for the first time since joining the conference in 2014-15 when it started off 1-1 under coach Eddie Jordan.

"It's really big," Johnson said. "First time since I've been here that we've been 1-1. I think it sets the tone for the rest of the season that this is different. This is a different year. This isn't the same year where we finish .500. This is a different year."

UP NEXT

Wisconsin: Host Milwaukee on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Rutgers: Host intrastate rival No. 22 Seton Hall on Saturday.

Leaders

Wisconsin PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. King 18 0 3 3 1 0
T. Anderson 11 0 2 1 0 0
Rutgers PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Doucoure 0 0 0 0 0 1
G. Baker 22 0 4 1 3 1

Team Comparison

Wisc Rut
Points For 65 72
Field Goals 23/48-48% 29/63-46%
Three Pointers 8/23-35% 5/19-26%
Free Throws 11/16-69% 9/13-69%
Offensive Rebounds 3 14
Defensive Rebounds 23 26
Rebounds 30 46
Blocks 4 3
Steals 5 8
Turnovers 14 11
Personal Fouls 17 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Rut Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Dec 11 Wisc 65 @ Rut 72 D. Trice 2 S. Carter 2

Game Information

Stadium: Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 6,361
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