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No. 4 Wisconsin blows out Northwestern

Jan 5, 2015 - 3:51 AM Evanston, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky both scored 16 points and No. 4 Wisconsin disposed of Northwestern 81-58 on Sunday.

Dekker matched a career-high with four 3-pointers -- all in the first half -- and Kaminsky added 10 rebounds for his third straight double-double.

Duje Dukan added 14 points off the bench for Wisconsin (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten), which has won its first two conference games by an average of 20 points.

Tre Demps gave 17 points, six rebounds and four assists for Northwestern (10-5, 1-1), and Bryant McIntosh scored 13.

The Wildcats were coming off their first conference-opening win since 2005-06.

Wisconsin got off to a near-perfect start. After Josh Gasser missed a 3- pointer 44 seconds in, the Badgers made their next five shots from behind the arc. Dekker hit three of his four first-half 3s during that stretch, which Dukan capped with his triple at 12:09 that made it 22-9.

The Badgers assisted on 14 of 15 baskets over the opening 20 minutes and led 43-21.

The second half played much more even, but Wisconsin never felt threatened. It led by at least 19 points and as many as 28 down the stretch.

Game Notes

Dekker has made four 3-pointers in a game once in each of his three seasons ... Demps has taken at least seven shots in every game this season ... Kaminsky had scored in single digits in all four of his previous meetings against Northwestern ... The Wildcats have lost five straight to ranked opponents since knocking off Wisconsin in Madison on Jan. 29, 2014.