18 points for Nigel Hayes, 17 for Bronson Koenig as Badgers beat Temple 76-60

MADISON — Wisconsin used big runs in each half, the first fueled by freshmen and the second by veterans, to run past Temple 76-60 on Saturday, December 5th.

Nigel Hayes led the way with 18 points, Bronson Koenig added 17 and Zak Showalter pitched in with 11 in a balanced attack for the Badgers (6-3).

Senior Jaylen Bond scored a team-high 12 points for the Owls (3-4), who were held to a season low for points.

Wisconsin, coming off a 66-58 overtime road upset of No. 14 Syracuse on Wednesday, took control with a 19-2 run in the first half. Charlie Thomas had seven points in the surge and fellow freshman Alex Illikainen had six as the Badgers opened up a 30-12 lead.

Temple cut the deficit to seven at 39-32 early in the second half, but Showalter started a 13-0 run with a 3-pointer and ended it with a driving layup that gave Wisconsin a 52-34 lead with 13:27 left.