The Badgers notched a pair of victories during the exhibition portion of the schedule, toppling Div. III UW-La Crosse, 84-59, and Div. II Minnesota State, 93-59.
Senior forward Jon Leuer posted back-to-back double-doubles, tallying 15 points and 10 rebounds against UWL and 25 points, 11 rebounds vs. MSU.
Junior guard Jordan Taylor averaged 16.0 points per game and posted 11 assists to just two turnovers. Senior Keaton Nankivil also averaged in double figures through two games, scoring 11.5 points per game.
As a team, Wisconsin shot 54.4 percent from the field, while limiting its opponents to just 37.5 percent shooting. The Badgers out-rebounded UWL and MSU by a 36.5 to 26.0 margin.
The Badgers outscored their foes in the paint by an incredible 72-14 advantage (32-0 vs. UWL and 40-14 vs. MSU).
Wisconsin third, fourth and fifth leading scorers in exhibition play averaged a combined 11.5 minutes per game last season.
Sophomore forward Mike Bruesewitz averaged 1.1 points in 7.4 minutes last season but during exhibition play he posted per game averages of 19.0 minutes, 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds.
Freshman Josh Gasser averaged 6.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game during the preseason. Redshirt sophomore Jared Berggren (who averaged 1.1 points in 4.1 minutes in 2009-10) averaged 6.0 points in the two opening bouts.
UW used two starting lineups during exhibition play. Against UW-La Crosse, the Badgers opened with Taylor, senior Tim Jarmusz, sophomore Ryan Evans, Leuer and Nankivil.
Against Minnesota State, UW opened with Taylor, senior Wquinton Smith, Bruesewitz, Leuer and Nankivil.