As the NCAA BB Men’s Regular Season ends and the Conference Tournaments coming to a close with today, Selection Sunday, the day the NCAA Tournament committee selects the Seeds for the tournament.
Leading up to that, is the Conference Tournaments as yesterday Saturday the 14th of Mar. 2015 we saw Purdue Boilermakers 21-12, 12-6 Big Ten playing No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers 30-3, 16-2 Big Ten who were playing in the semifinals of the Big Ten Championship Tournament and this game was played in the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and the game tipped-off at 1 PM ET and was seen on CBS TV.
The scoring in this game was led in the 1st half by the Boilermakers of Purdue while the 2nd half the scoring was led by the Badgers of Wisconsin, In the 1st half Purdue outscored the Badgers by 5 points and the game went to half-time with Purdue 35 and No. 6 Wisconsin 30. In the 2nd half of this game the Badgers of Wisconsin went on a scoring binge and outscored the Boilermakers by 25 points 41-16 thus winning the game Wisconsin 71 and Purdue 51 as the Badgers won the game by 20 points and now move on to play Michigan State for the Big Ten Championship Title for 2014-15.
The leading 5 performers for the Boilermakers of Purdue were from center-Hammons-10 points 7 rebounds 3 blocks, guard-Thompson-9 points 3 assists off the bench, guard-Davis-8 points 2 rebounds 1 assist, forward-Edwards-7 point’s 7 rebounds 2 assists and guard-Mathias-6 points 1 rebound and 2 steals.
The top 5 performance in this game for the Badgers of Wisconsin came from guard-Koeing-19 points 2 rebounds 1 assist, forward-Hayes-15 points 6 rebounds 5 assists 2 steals, forward-Dekker-15 points 8 rebounds 2 assists, forward Kaminsky-12 points 5 rebounds 5 assists 3 steals 3 blocks and guard-Gesser-5 points 2 rebounds and 3 assists.
In comparing the team statistics in the Big Ten playoff game the Boilermakers of Purdue scored 51 points as the attempted 51 field goals making some 19 for 37% completion, and on 3-pointers they made 7 o 14 for 50% completion, then on their foul shouts they made 6 of 60 for an 100% completion rate, and they committed 15 fouls in the game.
On the other side the Badgers of Wisconsin scored the winning 71 points on their attempted 55 field goals of which they completed 26 for 47% completion, and on 3-pointers they made 8 of 22 for 36% completion, then on their field goals shots they made 11 of 12 for an 92% completion rate and committed 7 fouls in this game.
On the non-scoring statistics in this game, Hammons of Purdue had 7 rebounds while Dekker for Wisconsin had 8 rebounds. On assists Octeus had 4 for Purdue and Hayes had 5 assists for Wisconsin. For steals, Mathias had 2 and Kaminsky for Wisconsin had 3. Finally on blocks, Hammons for Purdue had 3 and Kaminsky for Wisconsin had 3 blocks.
The team statistics are always interesting as; Purdue had 27 rebounds 12 assists 3 steals 3 blocks 9 turnovers Badgers had 35 rebounds 18 assists 5 steals 5 blocks 2 turnovers
In this Big 10 game the Boilermakers of Purdue kind of fell apart in the 2nd half as they committed 7 of their total of 9 turnovers in the 2nd half of this game. Wisconsin beat Purdue on the backboards, as they out rebounded Purdue 35-27, which is a key for the Badgers as they have out rebounded their opponents in 24 of their 33 match-ups this season. Wisconsin committed no turnovers in the 1st part of this game, and in the 2nd half had 3 turnovers.
For those that Bet on College at SBG Global let it be known that the Badgers of Wisconsin play Michigan State on Sunday in the Big Ten Tournament Final, and the Boilermakers of Purdue await to see if, and where it will play in the upcoming NCAA Big Dance!