The Wisconsin Badgers never looked back as they jumped out to an early lead Saturday against the Prairie View A&M, as they defeated the Panthers 80-43. With this win, Wisconsin moves to 13-0 on the season and will gear-up to start conference play this coming Thursday against the Northwestern Wildcats.
Wisconsin has played very well during their first 13 games of the season, defeating teams like the Florida Gators, the St. Louis Billikens and the Marquette Golden Eagles. Obviously, these games were all good challenges for the Badgers, and from these games, the team will look to re-create their success during their tough conference schedule.
Sam Dekker continues to be the focal point of attack, as he added another 16 points as part of his double-double against the Panthers. No matter what opposing teams do, it becomes increasingly difficult to shutdown the quick shooting, slam-dunking Dekker. Because of how productive Dekker has been this season, he has been able to create numerous chances for other Badgers to get open for a quick pass and shoot opportunity. The Big 10 is well aware of what this sophomore forward is capable of doing, especially when the game is getting down to the wire.
The Badgers have a tough first few conference games as the team travels to Northwestern Thursday, then will take Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. Of course, all roads will be leading to the monumental clash with the Buckeyes of Ohio State on Feb. 1 in Madison.