Wisconsin trails 43-31 at the half for three reasons.
1) Cornell’s shooting
They are shooting 59 percent from the field and hit four of eight from the 3-point line. They have also hit seven of eight from the free throw-line. Ryan Wittman has hit six of eight from the field for 14 points.
2) Offensive rebounding for opponent
Cornell has seven offensive rebounds, while Wisconsin has three defensive rebounds. Cornell has hit two of their 3-pointers from passes after a rebound on the offensive glass.
3) Turnover differential
The Badgers have six turnovers, and Cornell has scored 12 points after a turnover. On the other side, the Big Red has three turnovers. Wisconsin has no points to show for them.
Wisconsin will need to limit the turnovers and rebound better if they want a chance to comeback in the game. Cornell is hooting well, but they have made the Badgers pay with second chance points and points off of turnovers. If the Badgers can protect the ball and hold Cornell to one attempt per trip, they can put pressure on the Big Red to continue the high shooting percentage.
The Badgers will also need someone to join Jon Leuer. Jason Bohannon and Trevon Hughes started to make some shots, but they will have to do much better in the second half.