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No. 17 Wisconsin uses second half surge to top Oklahoma, 90-70

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Nigel Hayes scored 28 points as No. 17 Wisconsin shook off a slow start to beat Oklahoma 90-70 on Saturday.

The Badgers (7-2) trailed Oklahoma (5-2) the entire first half, but once they found their touch from outside the 3-point line, they put the game away.

After hitting just 4 of 13 3-point attempts in the first half, the Badgers connected on 8 of 14 in the second. That included three in their decisive run.

Rashard Odomes put Oklahoma up 58-57 on a 12-footer before Bronson Koenig answered with a 3 that started a 20-3 run.

Koenig, Ethan Happ and D'Mitrik Trice all scored 16 points.

Odomes led Oklahoma with 17 points.

When the Badgers have an inside and outside game working together, they can put on a display. Struggling from outside in the first half, they were outscored 40-37. Hitting from the 3-point line, they outscored Oklahoma 53-30 in the second half.

Up next, Wisconsin hosts Idaho State on Wednesday.

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