Nov. 26, 2010
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -Jon Leuer scored 18 points and Wisconsin used a huge second-half run to rebound from a lackluster performance and beat Boston College 65-55 on Friday in the second round of the Old Spice Classic.
Josh Gasser had a pair of fastbreak lay-ups and Jordan Taylor hit a spinning jumper in the lane during a 26-2 run that gave Wisconsin a 54-36 lead with 7 1/2 minutes left. The Badgers had trailed 34-28 three minutes into the second half.
Taylor finished with 14 points for the Badgers (4-1), who were coming off a 50-35 win over Manhattan in Thursday’s opening round in which they led just 17-10 at the half.
The combined 27 points set an NCAA mark for the fewest points scored in a half since the implementation of the shot clock in 1986. The previous record was 28, set in game between Mississippi and South Carolina on Jan. 8, 2003.
Reggie Jackson scored 18 points for Boston College (3-2), which had just two field goals over an 11-minute stretch in the second half. Jackson had 21 points in the Eagles’ 67-65 victory over Texas A&M to open the tournament.
Leuer hit a short jumper to complete a 9-0 run as Wisconsin tied it at 26 with one minute left in the first half. Josh Southern’s 3-point play with 6.7 seconds remaining put Boston College ahead 29-26 at halftime.
Leuer had 16 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Manhattan.
Jackson had 10 first-half points, including two of Boston College’s five 3′s during the half. Wisconsin made just 1 of 10 from 3-point range during the opening 20 minutes.
Wisconsin will play in Sunday night’s championship game.