Wisconsin could do nothing right on the offensive end for the first 10 minutes of the second half, hitting just 1-16 shots from the floor to open the half. Jordan Taylor finally snapped out of his slump and, perhaps, broke the Badgers out of their funk, taking a back-door lob and laying it in for Wisconsin's fourth and fifth points of the half. The bucket appeared to give Taylor confidence as he buried a deep three the next time down to cut the Butler lead to 15.
But, as they have all night, the Bulldogs found another answer, this time in the form of Matt Howard's inside game. Howard connected on a quick lay-in to push the Butler lead back to 17 at 49-32.
As it stands, Wisconsin can't hit contested shots, can't hit open shots and, generally, can't score. With eight minutes to go, Wisconsin is in deep trouble as Butler has complete control up 17.