Number 9 Badgers end skid with 72-58 win at Purdue

CREATED Jan 25, 2014

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  • Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan. Image by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 18, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas (11) looks to shoot as Wisconsin Badgers guard Ben Brust (1) defends during the first half at the Kohl Center. Image by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 14, 2014; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) shoots over Wisconsin Badgers guard Traevon Jackson (12) during the first half at Assembly Hall. Indiana won 75-72. Image by Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 5, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Traevon Jackson (12) attempts to move the ball around Iowa Hawkeyes forward Aaron White )3) and guard Anthony Clemmons (5) at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Iowa 75-71. Image by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 5, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guards Ben Brut (right) and Josh Gasser (21) celebrate their team's victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Iowa 75-71. Image by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 5, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Sam Dekker (15) is greeted as he returns to the bench during the game with the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Iowa 75-71. Image by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 2, 2014; Evanston, IL, USA; The Wisconsin Badgers bench are all smiles late in the game during the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 76-49. Image by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 2, 2014; Evanston, IL, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Ben Brust (1) looks to pass around Northwestern Wildcats guard Tre Demps (14) during the second half at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 76-49. Image by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 2, 2014; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats guard Sanjay Lumpkin (34) and Wisconsin Badgers forward Sam Dekker (15) go for the ball during the second half at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 76-49. Image by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 2, 2014; Evanston, IL, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Duje Dukan (13)is defended by Northwestern Wildcats guard Tre Demps (14) and forward Sanjay Lumpkin (34) during the first half at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Image by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson each scored 15 points Saturday, helping No. 9 Wisconsin end its three-game losing streak with a 72-58 victory at Purdue.

The Badgers (17-3, 4-3 Big Ten) won for the first time since starting 16-0. It was only their fourth win ever at Mackey Arena.

Terone Johnson and Bryson Scott each had 10 points to lead Purdue, but the Boilermakers (13-7, 3-4) lost their second straight.

Wisconsin relied on an old-school formula to win this one -- committing just nine turnovers while limiting the Boilermakers to just 35.4 percent shooting from the field.

Despite making only 13 baskets over the final 34 minutes, the Badgers still managed to turn a three-point halftime lead into a 10-point advantage early in the second half, then fended off one Purdue charge before pulling away late.