|Officials: Donnee Gray, Terry Wymer, Steve Skiles
Technical fouls: Wisconsin-None. Penn State-None.Final Score: 80-55 (35 point margin for the Badgers)
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Wisconsin..................... 40 40 - 80
Penn State.................... 24 31 - 55
I was at the Wisconsin game and I can tell you that Penn State should not and probably will not make the tournament and/or NIT. Here are some of the shots I took of the game. If they do make the NIT, they are certainly not a tournament caliber team. The team could not make shots, were inept on defense and were trailing by 30 by the time me and my buddies left the game. By the time we decided to leave, a majority of the fans had already deserted the sinking ship. What a way for Ed DeChellis to thank the fans that have finally begun to make their way into Bryce Jordan Center.
Glaring stat of the game
Wisconsin Free Throw Shooting:
F Throw % 1st Half: 4-5 80.0% 2nd Half: 4-4 100 % Game: 88.9% 0Penn State Free Throw Shooting:
F Throw % 1st Half: 5-8 62.5% 2nd Half: 0-3 0.0% Game: 45.5%When will Ed DeChellis teach the basic fundamentals to his team. Free Throw Shooting and careful shot selection is high school stuff. The Badgers did not use any fancy footwork or dribbling to win this game, they played a grind-it-out, back door cut, basic type of offense and it worked to perfection. The Badgers are a quality team and might dethrone Indiana for the top spot in the Big Ten poll this coming week.
Once again, Penn State padded its stats with inferior opponents, showed some improvement and fell flat on its face against a quality, ranked team. Hey, this only means another contract extension for DeChellis seeing as his last extension came after two 1-win seasons in the Big Ten. He already double that so job security must be through the roof this season.