Wisconsin plows through SE Louisiana in opener
MADISON - Junior Ben Brust had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 23 Wisconsin scored the first 19 points in an 87-47 rout of Southeastern Louisiana in a season opener Sunday.
Jared Berggren led the Badgers with 19 points and fellow senior Mike Bruesewitz added 10 in a 13-minute appearance.
Bruesewitz cut his lower right leg during practice Oct. 9 and returned Friday.
Redshirt freshman George Marshall, starting at point guard for Wisconsin with junior Josh Gasser out for the season because of a torn knee, hit a 3-pointer 13 seconds into the game to set the tone.
Dre Evans had 13 points for Southeastern Louisiana, which missed its first five shots and committed four turnovers before Todd Nelson's 3-pointer 7:21 into the game.