November 18, 2008

Post Southern Illinois-Edwardsville: notes and quo

MADISON, Wis. - All but one Wisconsin men's basketball player stepped on the Kohl Center court Tuesday night. Of those 15 players that saw game action, 12 scored as the Badgers routed Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 88-58.

The following are notes from UW's final tune-up before the Paradise Jam tournament this weekend:

- Senior forward Marcus Landry finished with a career high five blocks against the Cougars.

-Sophomore guard Tim Jarmusz finished the Badger's second game of the season with seven points and six rebounds, both career highs.

-Once again, senior Joe Krabbenhoft was a solid all-around contributor in the win. He finished the game with six points, five rebounds and five assists.

-Jon Leuer tied his previous career high with 10 field goal attempts against the Cougars.

-Senior guard Morris Cain tied his career high with four points, but he did it in only three minutes of playing time.

-Since moving to the Kohl Center, no Badger team has lost at home during the month of November. UW is now 24-0 all-time during that month on its home court.

-UW hit the 20-win plateau in games that are televised on the Big Ten Network. Since its inception, the Badgers are 20-1 in BTN televised games.

The following are quotes from Tuesday's games:

-SIUE head coach Lennox Forrester on missing his team's highest scorer Mark Yelovich:

"Him being our leading scorer and leading rebounder, we missed him a lot. He's a playmaker also at his size and position, so we definitely missed him."

-UW head coach Bo Ryan on Trevon Hughes and Jordan Taylor being in the game at the same time:

"They'll be on the floor at times. If they're out there together, it's because I want them out there together, it's never an accident. It's not like the two of them end up out there-'oh good, let's sneak out there at the same time and let's see if coach notices.' They'll be on the floor together at times."

-Jon Leuer on his versatility:

"That's definitely one of my focuses because you can't be one-dimensional. Being able to play both inside and outside can definitely be a weapon, so I try to get a little bit stronger this last summer. I think that's helped me play a little more inside."

Marcus Landry on Leuer's efficiency coming off the bench:

"He doesn't surprise me. You guys have seen Jon do this before. He had 25 points last year and like he said, he's been in the weight room, he's been getting stronger, watching films and doing things like that. It doesn't surprise me. I'm in practice with him every day so as his teammate I know what he's capable of doing. You're only seeing the beginning of it, I hope."

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