Wisconsin vs. Milwaukee final score: Badgers stay perfect, 78-52

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No. 4 Wisconsin retains their unblemished mark behind 18 points points from Ben Brust.

Wisconsin got the job done against in-state opponent Milwaukee Wednesday, grinding out a 78-52 victory. The Badgers played an efficient game, shooting over 50 percent and only turning the ball over just eight times. Freshly minted as the No. 4 team in the country, the Badgers lead the country in wins with 11.

Milwaukee offered little resistance, giving up 45 first-half points as the Badgers shot the lights out. Ben Brust was four of eight from three on the day, finishing with 18 points. Sam Dekker had eight rebounds and six assists to go with his 12 points.

The Badgers are proving to be a force this season, with five players averaging double digits. Like most Bo Ryan-coached teams, they play lock-down perimeter defense and almost every guy in the rotation has three-point range. They are sandwiched between two other Big Ten teams in the top 5 of the AP Poll, with Ohio State at No. 3 and Michigan State at No. 5. Conference play is going to be a treat this season, with the Big Ten trying to crown an NCAA champion for the first time since 2000.

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