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Wisconsin Fends off Mountaineers in Cancun

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Sam Dekker scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Wednesday and No. 10 Wisconsin beat West Virginia 70-63 to remain unbeaten and win the Cancun Challenge championship.

With 15 assists, Wisconsin (7-0) played team ball - four players scored in double digits - while West Virginia (5-2) was led by Evon Harris, with a game-high 27 points and a career-high seven 3-pointers, and Juwan Staten, with 18 points.

The Badgers are off to their best start ever under Bo Ryan. Ben Brust scored 16 points, Josh Gasser had 11, Frank Kaminsky had 10, and the Badgers made 16 of 17 free-throw attempts.

The Badgers led 39-31 at halftime, then held off a Mountaineers surge that made it a four-point game with 3:56 to play.

Wisconsin made it to the finals by beating Bowling Green 88-64 on Thursday, Oral Roberts 76-67 on Saturday and Saint Louis 63-57 on Tuesday.


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