Five Takeaways from Wisconsin’s 62-46 win over Stanford in the Battle 4 Atlantis

Five Takeaways from Wisconsin’s 62-46 win over Stanford in the Battle 4 Atlantis

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Five Takeaways from Wisconsin’s 62-46 win over Stanford in the Battle 4 Atlantis

Here are five takeaways from No.25 Wisconsin’s 62-46 victory over Stanford in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

1, Reuvers Gaining Confidence

Even though he was thrust into the lineup last season before he was physically ready, you could see that the talent and potential in Nate Reuvers was there, a big man with a good frame who can spread the floor. The only thing at the start of the season was the confidence he lacked. The last two games have shown that is confidence is building. Doing a good job of rotating to provide help defense, Reuvers made his presence felt in the paint on Stanford drivers, tying a program record with nine blocked shots. You read that correctly: nine blocks. UW blocked a total of 11 shots.

2, Points in the Paint

Stanford made it clear early on that they wanted to run the Badgers off the three-point line. Luckily enough, Wisconsin proved it can win games in different ways. UW dominated the paint, at one point scoring 28 of their 32 points down low. They outscored Stanford in the paint 40-26 and went 15-for-19 from the free throw line, two deciding factors in the win.

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