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Badgers open up regular season with 75-46 over IPFW

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Jon Leuer scored 19 points and blocked a career-high four shots as Wisconsin beat Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 75-46 Sunday in the season opener for both teams.

The Badgers were in control early and put an exclamation point on the first half with a 15-4 run to close out the period. Jason Bohannon punctuated the run by gathering a poor pass in the corner and hitting a 3-pointer as time expired for a 39-18 lead.

Wisconsin then opened the second half with a 12-0 run over the first five minutes, and the rout was on.

Bohannon scored 12 points and had three blocks, a career high, as the Badgers shot 57 percent from the field.

Jeremy Mixon scored 17 to lead the Mastodons, who played without senior forward Deilvez Yearby. He was suspended for violating team rules.

IPFW shot 34 percent for the game.

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