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Badgers men's basketball cruises in exhibition opener

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MADISON (WKOW) -

After weeks of practicing, the Badgers finally got to suit up against another team. The 17th ranked team in the country cruised past UW-River Falls 101-46 in the exhibition opener to the season.

Nigel Hayes and Ethan Happ led the way for Wisconsin. Hayes had 16 points and nine rebounds. Happ added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Wisconsin had  six players in double figures. True freshmen Charlie Thomas and Alex Illikainen each scored 12. Bronson Koenig and Riley Dearring scored 10 points.

The Badgers dominated the boards and shot 45 percent from three-point range. Wisconsin will hit the Kohl Center court again Nov. 13 against Western Illinois.

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