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Ethan Happ, Bronson Koenig score 15 points each as Badgers beat Texas A&M 64-49

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MADISON — Ethan Happ and Bronson Koenig scored 15 points apiece as Wisconsin beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 64-49 on Tuesday, December 15th.

Vitto Brown added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Badgers.

Rashawn Thomas was limited by foul trouble, but scored 12 points for the Islanders, as did Hameed Ali.

Neither team got off to a hot start — Wisconsin (7-5) missed its first 10 shots and the Islanders (7-3) started 1 of 8.

But Wisconsin eventually found its shooting touch and put the game away with a second-half run.

Up 35-30, Happ grabbed a missed free throw and put it back before Wisconsin hit six straight free throws after starting 8 of 17 from the line. Nigel Hayes’ 3-pointer with seven minutes to play finished the 18-6 run to put Wisconsin up 53-36.

Despite the slow start, Wisconsin finished the game shooting 45 percent, while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi shot just under 33 percent from the field.