LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Jon Leuer scored 16 points and Josh Gasser added 12 as Wisconsin overcame a lackluster start to beat Manhattan 50-35 Thursday in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic.
Leuer had seven points during a 12-4 run that put Wisconsin up 31-16 with 15 minutes to play. The Badgers later scored 10 consecutive points, including a 3-point play by Gasser, to put away the game.
Wisconsin (3-1), which was coming off a 68-65 loss at UNLV last Saturday, shot just 36.2 percent (21 of 58). The Badgers averaged 83 points in their previous three games.
Manhattan (2-2) got 15 points from Michael Alvarado. Since last season, Leuer has scored in double-digits in 11 straight games.
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